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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.
Around The Gin
October 12, 2016
A new DNA technology that ensures efficient and consistent DNA tagging of cotton fibers during ginning is being rolled out this fall in three states.
October 3, 2016
Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have reached a licensing agreement for use of Dow’s EXZACT Precision Technology Platform across Monsanto’s research portfolio.
September 1, 2016
Cotton Cultivated – Cotton Incorporated's producer information website – now features a new weather tool tailored for cotton growers.
October 25, 2016
India’s Cotton Advisory Board is estimating 35.1 million bales of cotton production in the country during the new growing season that began October 1.
October 24, 2016
A recent cotton shipment processed and executed using blockchain – the technology that drives bitcoin – could represent a big breakthrough for international cotton trade.
October 19, 2016
Good late-summer rains improved conditions for cotton in the Rolling and High Plains regions of Texas and likely mean an above-average crop for 2016.
October 17, 2016
Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.
October 12, 2016
A new webcast to help growers and beekeepers work together to minimize conditions that may impact pollinators has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.