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Winters Named Interim Head of PCCA

February 20, 2015

Lonnie Winters has been named interim president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association.

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NCGA Honors Kelley, Lange and Maguire

February 13, 2015

The National Cotton Ginners Association honored Richard Kelley, Mark Lange and John Maguire with the association’s top awards during its recent annual meeting.

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Advancing Biocontrols

February 12, 2015

Today’s biocontrol companies have a more realistic view of what it takes to penetrate the ag market.

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Flowers Re-Elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 11, 2015

Bowen Flowers from Clarksdale, MS, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2015.

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National Cotton Council Names 2015 Directors

February 11, 2015

The National Cotton Council directors for 2015 were announced at the recent NCC Annual Meeting in Memphis.

National Cotton Council 2015 State Unit Officers Named

February 11, 2015

NCC state unit officers for 2015 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

Anderson, Kimbrell Honored During NCC Annual Meeting

February 10, 2015

Woody Anderson and the late Miles Kimbrell were honored for their industry leadership and achievements by the National Cotton Council during the organization’s recent annual meeting.

Sledge Taylor Elected NCC Chairman for 2015

February 9, 2015

Sledge Taylor, cotton ginner from Como, MS, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2015.

NCC: High Levels of Global Stocks Will Make 2015 Challenging

February 7, 2015

NCC economists say 2015 will be another challenging year for the U.S. cotton industry, based on high levels of global cotton stocks and uncertainties about global mill cotton use.

Hancock to Lead CCI in 2015

February 6, 2015

Dahlen Hancock, a cotton producer from Ropesville, TX, is the newly-elected president of Cotton Council International for 2015.

Thirteen Cotton Producers Join 2015 NCC Policy Education Program

February 6, 2015

Thirteen U.S. cotton producers have been selected to participate in the 2015 NCC Policy Education Program.

The Exponential Rise of Biopesticides

February 4, 2015

Biopesticides are the fastest-growing crop protection market sector, increasing at twice the compound annual growth rate of the crop protection market as a whole.

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Cotton LEADS Adds New Partners, Updates Program Achievements

May 15, 2015

HanesBrands, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kohl’s and Life Is Good are the newest additions to the partner list for the Cotton LEADS program.

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Focus on Cotton Series Adds SeedMatrix Tutorial

May 14, 2015

A new tutorial webcast detailing the features and use of SeedMatrix, a web-based software program that provides objective comparison information about cotton variety performance, is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

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Six Researchers Receive Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants

May 11, 2015

Six recipients have been awarded research grants from Monsanto as part of the company’s Insect Management Knowledge Program.

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International Cotton Schools Ready for Summer Classes

May 5, 2015

This summer, students from around the world will learn about American cotton at the ACSA International Cotton Institute and the Texas International Cotton School.

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Cotton Inc. Resets Risk Management Seminar in Maricopa for May 19

April 28, 2015

May 19 is the new date for Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar in Maricopa, AZ.

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Brinkley Named New PCCA President/CEO

April 24, 2015

Kevin Brinkley has been named president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, effective July 1.

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NCC Selects 2015-16 Class for Emerging Leaders Program

April 23, 2015

The National Cotton Council has named 12 U.S. cotton industry members to its Emerging Leaders Program class for 2015-16.

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FMC Completes Acquisition of Cheminova

April 21, 2015

FMC Corporation has completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of Cheminova.

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High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.

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USDA Announces 2015 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2015

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2015-crop loan rate differentials for Upland and extra-long staple cotton.

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FiberMax One Ton Club Celebrates 10 Years, Honors 183 Growers

April 17, 2015

Bayer CropScience celebrated ten years of the FiberMax One Ton Club and honored 183 growers for producing one ton yields in 2014.