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The Seam Forming Cotton Blockchain Consortium with IBM

January 5, 2017

The Seam, a commodities trading and agribusiness software provider, is working with IBM to form a blockchain consortium for the global cotton industry.

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PhytoGen Rolls Out Seven New Enlist Varieties for 2017

January 5, 2017

PhytoGen is releasing seven new cotton varieties with the Enlist cotton trait and WideStrike 3 Insect Protection for the 2017 growing season.

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Do You Qualify for the Stoneville Legacy Club?

January 3, 2017

Signup is now open for the new Stoneville Legacy Club, celebrating both the rich history of Stoneville and the generational wisdom of the growers who make 3-plus bales.


Cotton Poised to Gain Ground in 2017

January 2, 2017

U.S. cotton growers plan on planting more cotton in 2017, according to the Cotton Grower Acreage Survey.

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FiberMax Celebrates Growers Who Maximize Dryland Production

December 30, 2016

The new FiberMax Maximizer Club celebrates growers who produce great dryland cotton yields, and signup for the club is now open.

EPA Registers Engenia Herbicide from BASF

December 21, 2016

The EPA has registered Engenia herbicide for control of more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds, in dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans.

Scientists Crack Genetic Code for Leaf Shape in Cotton

December 20, 2016

A new discovery gives plant breeders key genetic information they need to alter the shape of a cotton plant’s leaves in potentially beneficial ways.

Mississippi Grower is Monthly Winner in Real Yield Sweepstakes

December 19, 2016

A cotton and soybean grower from Tunica, MS, was the October winner of Bayer’s Real Yield Sweepstakes.

Growers Impressed with First PhytoGen WideStrike 3 Enlist Variety

December 19, 2016

The first growers to plant PhytoGen brand PHY 490 W3FE say the germplasm and technology combination helped them work smarter and increase cotton production.

Monsanto Shareowners Approve Merger with Bayer

December 13, 2016

Monsanto shareholders have voted to approve the merger of the company with Bayer.

Monsanto Unveils Bollgard 3 XtendFlex; DP Class of 17 Varieties

December 10, 2016

Monsanto has announced the commercialization of its new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton and the Deltapine Class of 17 cotton varieties.

Cotton Highlights from December WASDE Report

December 10, 2016

The December WASDE report shows slightly higher estimates for U.S. and global cotton production, exports and ending stocks, while mill use and consumption numbers are slightly down.

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NCC Applauds Pruitt EPA Confirmation

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council praised the Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new EPA Administrator.


National Cotton Council Names Directors for 2017

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council announced its directors for 2017 during the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas, TX, in February.


Mark Lange Honored with NCC Cotton Service Award

February 16, 2017

Dr. Mark Lange, past president and chief executive officer of the National Cotton Council, was honored by the organization as recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.


Cotton Achievement Award Honors Charlie Owen

February 15, 2017

The late Charles C. Owen is the recipient of the 2016 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cotton Council.


Lee Elected NCC Chairman for 2017

February 13, 2017

Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, GA, was elected 2017 National Cotton Council chairman.


Cotton Highlights from February WASDE Report

February 9, 2017

The February WASDE report for cotton shows increases in U.S. export numbers, slightly higher consumption forecasts, and lower ending stocks for both the U.S. and global markets.


Getting Ready for New Opportunities

February 8, 2017

Educational sessions at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 3-4 are geared to help growers adapt to meet market opportunities.


Online Auxin Herbicide Training in MS Begins February 13

February 6, 2017

Free, online training about proper in-crop use in Mississippi of new auxin-containing herbicides on 2,4-D- or dicamba-tolerant crops will begin February 13.


Clarifying Arkansas Dicamba Regulations

January 31, 2017

Arkansas Extension Weed Scientist Bob Scott clarifies the current confusion over the state regulations on dicamba that were put in place for 2017.


CA Pink Bollworm Program Honored for Reducing Pesticide Use

January 27, 2017

California's cooperative Pink Bollworm Program was honored by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its efforts to manage pink bollworm while reducing the use of pesticides.


Missouri, Arkansas Putting New Dicamba Restrictions in Place

January 23, 2017

According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers are taking steps to help prevent future