Tagged farm bill
February 3, 2016
According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, prompting swift responses from the NCC and the House Agriculture Committee.
December 15, 2015
One hundred U.S. Representatives signed a letter urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate cottonseed an oilseed, allowing cotton farmers to access the same risk management tools available under the Farm Bill to other oilseed farmers.
December 9, 2015
Cotton industry leaders told a House Agriculture Committee hearing that assistance from Congress and the Administration is crucial for U.S. cotton to weather the current economic and regulatory climate.
November 5, 2015
USDA’s Risk Management Agency is making several modifications to the Stacked Income Protection Plan of insurance (STAX) for cotton for the 2016 crop year.
September 18, 2015
The National Cotton Council says a recent report on U.S. cotton policies issued by The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development is flawed due to several invalid assumptions.
July 6, 2015
Farmers in eligible counties may enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program from July 6 through September 30.
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.
Around The Gin
April 22, 2016
Meister Media Worldwide — publisher of Cotton Grower magazine – has relaunched its corporate website, highlighting information and services available from one of agriculture’s leading media companies.
March 24, 2016
Greenleaf Technologies has launched the company’s new easyFlow closed transfer system for the North American market.
May 26, 2016
In the latest podcast, our editors discuss the potential Bayer/Monsanto merger, and Dr. Mike Buschermohle of the University of Tennessee provides his thoughts on how precision ag practices and tools can help cotton growers increase efficiency and save some money.
May 23, 2016
Cotton futures had a few triple digit days this past week. Yet, thanks to a combination of influences, the bulls carried the week – if only slightly.
May 19, 2016
A new webcast to help improve irrigation practices through the use of soil moisture monitors has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series.
May 19, 2016
April was a good month for cotton prices. So far, May hasn’t been, but prices seem to be attempting a slight recovery.
May 17, 2016
With cotton planting underway across the High Plains, cotton producers should be on the lookout for thrips and be prepared to treat, if needed.