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
December 7, 2017
Monsanto is offering a special Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform in Arkansas for 2018 for growers planting XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean varieties.
November 16, 2017
Cotton growers who produce an average of 2,000 lb/A on 20 or more acres planted to FiberMax varieties in 2017 are eligible to be part of the 13th annual FiberMax One Ton Club.
November 1, 2017
Intrepid Trio contains three essential nutrients for cotton plants.
December 8, 2017
The long-awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week. For those not already priced at 75 cents, it could be time to take significant action.
December 6, 2017
Dr. Hal Lewis, Sykes Martin and Dr. Bill Lyle are the newest members of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.
December 4, 2017
A petition seeking deregulation of a cotton variety genetically engineered to produce low levels of gossypol in its seed is now available for public comment from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for 60 days, effective December 5.
November 30, 2017
Yield results from the North Carolina 2017 On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now available online.
November 27, 2017
A study led by Texas A&M AgriLife proved winter wheat can be a feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton production.