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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

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Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

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NCC Names New Economic Services Director

April 13, 2015

Dr. Jody Campiche has been named director of the National Cotton Council’s Economic Services Department.

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NCC Sets P.I.E. Program Tour Dates for 2015

April 10, 2015

The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2015 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.

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Bayer CropScience Opens New North Carolina Research Station

April 6, 2015

Bayer CropScience has opened a new $6.3 million state-of-the-art Breeding and Trait Development Station in Pikeville, NC for cotton and soybean research.

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NC Cotton Industry Leader Leaves Legacy of Leadership and Learning

April 2, 2015

North Carolina cotton producer and industry leader Billy Carter left behind a legacy that continues to improve tomorrow’s agricultural leaders.

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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.