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Cotton Grower Acreage Survey: Growers Dialing Back Acres in 2015

January 5, 2015

The 2015 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey suggests cotton farmers could reduce cotton plantings by more than 10 percent this year.

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USDA Extends Public Comment Period for Conservation Stewardship Program Rule

December 31, 2014

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program interim rule through January 20, 2015.

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RMA Announces APH Yield Exclusion Details

December 26, 2014

The Risk Management Agency has announced program details related to the Actual Production History Yield Exclusion provision to the 2014 Farm Bill, including information on eligible crops, crop years and counties where producers may exclude certain yields.

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Consequences of Texas Drought Continue to Linger

December 23, 2014

Although parts of Texas have received rain, drought will continue to be an issue, with 35 percent of the state still in extreme or exceptional drought status.

NCC Farm Bill Meeting Info Now Online

December 22, 2014

Information from the National Cotton Council’s 25 STAX/Farm Bill workshops and four regional webinars is now accessible online.

Sanders Acquires Gillett Grain Services

December 19, 2014

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Gillett Grain Services, Inc., located in Gillett, AR.

Promising Start to BCI Sustainability Project in U.S.

December 19, 2014

Twenty-two farms in four states produced more than 26 million pounds of cotton lint in the first year of a pilot project in the U.S. by the Better Cotton Initiative.

Empire of Cotton

December 18, 2014

A new book highlights the historical ties between the cotton industry and the rise of modern capitalism.

Deltapine Announces Class of 15 Cotton Varieties

December 16, 2014

Deltapine has announced two new high-yielding cotton varieties for its Class of 15, with several potential varieties awaiting regulatory approvals of the Bollgard II XtendFlex technologies.

USDA Posts Final EIS for Monsanto Dicamba-Tolerant Cotton and Soybeans

December 15, 2014

USDA has posted its final Environmental Impact Statement for Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean varieties in the Federal Register, beginning a 30-day review period before the agency publishes its final decision on deregulation of these varieties.

NCC Schedules STAX/Farm Bill Webinars

December 12, 2014

As a follow-up to the Stacked Income Protection Plan/Farm Bill workshops conducted over the past month, the National Cotton Council is hosting four regional information webinars on December 17 and 18.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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How to Incorporate Biocontrols Into a Pest Management Program

January 26, 2015

Crafting a “softer” pest management program for your cotton fields is likely in your future – if it’s not here already.

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Snider Named Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist

January 17, 2015

John Snider, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, was honored as Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio.

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Crop Management Seminar Presentations Now Available Online

January 16, 2015

Eight presentations from Cotton Incorporated’s Crop Management Seminar (CMS) in Tifton, GA last November are now available for online viewing.

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Important Farm Bill Deadlines Approaching

January 15, 2015

With sign-up deadlines approaching, farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill.

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NCC Asks for Planting Survey Responses

January 9, 2015

The National Cotton Council is seeking producer responses to the annual survey of 2015 planting intentions by January 16.

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New Cotton Board Appointments Announced

January 9, 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 12 members and 12 alternate members to serve three-year terms on the Cotton Board.

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Pellow to Succeed Anderson as PhytoGen R&D Lead

January 9, 2015

John Pellow is succeeding David Anderson as PhytoGen global breeding leader for cotton at Dow AgroSciences.