Tagged farm bill
July 20, 2017
Several key cottonseed policy provisions are included in the FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved July 20.
May 31, 2016
USDA has extended the deadline to July 1 for farmers and ranchers to restructure or finalize changes to their farm organization structures related to the Actively Engaged in Farming guidelines.
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.
October 21, 2014
The cotton industry commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.
October 21, 2014
USDA has implemented a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide production history relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.
October 7, 2014
The National Cotton Council will conduct 25 educational meetings in November and December to provide its members with an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan and the Supplemental Coverage Option for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014.
Around The Gin
August 17, 2017
The FiberMax Maximizer Club honored 121 growers who yielded at least 1,000 lb/A on dryland acres with FiberMax varieties in 2016.
August 7, 2017
Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. are expanding their crop protection partnership for the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform.
July 31, 2017
A new burndown option for tough broadleaf weeds has shown excellent promise in trials across the Mid-South and Midwest.
July 12, 2017
Southeast cotton producers say latest technologies from PhytoGen help protect yield and quality.
May 4, 2017
Transform WG insecticide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for use in cotton and sorghum in select states for the 2017 production season.
August 22, 2017
AMVAC and Trimble are finalizing an agreement granting Trimble global distribution rights for AMVAC’s patented SIMPAS prescriptive application equipment.
August 18, 2017
In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the stunning U.S. production forecast from USDA and visit with Dr. Jason Norsworthy about some of the findings of a summer’s worth of field research on dicamba in Arkansas.
August 14, 2017
If USDA’s September numbers still validate a 20+ million bale crop, prices could slide. If not, the 68-70 cent level – or better – should hold.