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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

EPA Approves TOPGUARD Terra for Cotton Root Rot Control

February 6, 2015

TOPGUARD Terra fungicide from Cheminova has received EPA registration for control of cotton root rot.

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.

Information and Education Highlight 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

February 3, 2015

The 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – now in its 63rd year – returns to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis February 27-28, featuring more than 400 exhibitors focused on fiber and grain production.

The Passing of Dukes Wooters

January 30, 2015

J. Dukes Wooters, Jr., retired chairman of Cotton Incorporated and the driving force behind the Seal of Cotton and the industry’s branded marketing efforts, passed away following a short illness. He was 97.

Real-World Solutions Highlight First Biocontrols 2015 Conference and Tradeshow

January 30, 2015

Real-world solutions and practical experience from successful growers, advisors and biocontrol suppliers highlight the agenda for the first-ever Biocontrols 2015 Conference and Tradeshow March 3-5, 2015 in Fresno, CA.

New Webcasts Focus on Ways to Maximize Cotton Quality

January 29, 2015

Two new webcasts focusing on maximizing cotton quality have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Math and Science Grants Available through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

January 29, 2015

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is offering $2.3 million in math or science grants to public school districts in rural communities to help prepare their students for future academic and career success.

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Cotton Inc. Urges Grower Input for Natural Resource Survey

March 27, 2015

Cotton Incorporated is urging cotton growers to participate in an online Natural Resource Survey to help direct industry efforts to improve and promote U.S. cotton’s sustainability.

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China National Cotton Exchange to Buy U.S. Cotton through The Seam

March 25, 2015

The Seam and the China National Cotton Exchange are working together to expand opportunities for U.S. cotton sales to buyers in China.

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Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Overly Burdensome, Says NCC

March 17, 2015

A proposed rule to define “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act would require costly federal permits for many common and essential farming practices, says the National Cotton Council.

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Cotton Inc. Risk Management Seminar Coming to Lubbock

March 16, 2015

Cotton Incorporated is bringing its popular Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar to Lubbock, TX on April 8.

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Developing “Greener” Blue Jeans

March 4, 2015

A bioengineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley is using molecular biology to synthesize an important dye used to color denim.

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Sanders Adds New Texas Retail Location

March 2, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has launched a new retail location in Olton, TX.

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Decision Time Is Wrong Time for Farm Bill Changes

February 24, 2015

With new farm bill decision deadlines looming, the Senate Ag Committee is hearing from growers that now is not the time to consider policy or budget changes to the legislation.

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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.