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USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

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.

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House Ag Committee Defends Cotton in Hearing

February 24, 2016

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas used a hearing on the state of the rural economy to defend the U.S. cotton industry and reemphasize the importance of designating cottonseed as an oilseed.

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Oilseed Designation for Cottonseed Stymied; Industry Responds

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.

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Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Urge Action on Cottonseed Designation

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.

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Cotton Leaders Highlight Dire Industry Economics to House Subcommittee

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.

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Modifications Announced for STAX Insurance Product in 2016

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.

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NCC Says Report on U.S. Cotton Policies Misleading

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.

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Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins

July 6, 2015

Farmers in eligible counties may enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program from July 6 through September 30.

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Decision Time Is Wrong Time for Farm Bill Changes

February 24, 2015

With new farm bill decision deadlines looming, the Senate Ag Committee is hearing from growers that now is not the time to consider policy or budget changes to the legislation.

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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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Cotton Board Releases 2015 Annual Report

September 27, 2016

The Cotton Board’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online.

Product News

It’s a Deal: Bayer to Acquire Monsanto

September 14, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto have announced an agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for approximately $66 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Product News

How Fiber Quality Became So Valuable

September 14, 2016

Textile expert Dean Etheridge explains the meteoric rise of fiber quality on the global market.

Product News

Cotton Cultivated Website Adds Custom Weather Feature

September 1, 2016

Cotton Cultivated – Cotton Incorporated's producer information website – now features a new weather tool tailored for cotton growers.

Product News

ChemChina/Syngenta Deal Gets U.S. Foreign Investment Approval

August 22, 2016

ChemChina and Syngenta have received a key clearance for the proposed consolidation of the companies.

Product News

Enlist Cotton Trait Earns Full Export Approval

August 10, 2016

Cotton varieties containing Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist trait now have full export approval in key countries.

Product News

Spray Equipment Offer Helps Maximize On-Target Applications

August 3, 2016

A new spray technology equipment offer can help growers participating in Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions upgrade their sprayers to maximize on-target applications.

Product News

EPA Allows Sale and Use of Existing Belt Inventory

August 2, 2016

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board has upheld an earlier decision to cancel registration for Bayer's insecticide Belt, but is allowing sales of existing stocks to growers for use.

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Sale of Nation’s First Cotton Bale Helps Fund Scholarships

September 27, 2016

The sale of the nation’s first cotton bale for 2016 provided $16,500 in scholarship funds for agriculture students in the Harlingen, TX area.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Bulls Ride Prices into the Mid-70s

September 23, 2016

Two weeks ago, we suggested that the USDA supply demand report would be neutral and the market would drop, yet only to reverse to and jump higher. It jumped this week. Wildly higher.

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Proposed Mergers Could Increase Cotton Seed Prices

September 23, 2016

According to a Texas A&M study, proposed mergers by leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases for cotton seed and smaller increases for other grain crops.

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Ag Companies Defend Merger Deals on Capitol Hill

September 21, 2016

Officials for Monsanto, Bayer and other ag companies defended their proposed merger plans before the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisting that the deals would mean greater investments in technology to help American farmers.

Precision Technology

MoneyBoll: Bringing a Data Revolution to Cotton

September 20, 2016

Much like statistics revolutionized baseball, Lubbock-based GISC is poised to bring a similar data revolution to cotton.

Promotion

Cotton Board Announces Cotton Calendar Photo Contest

September 19, 2016

The Cotton Board is looking for a top cotton photo to feature in their 2017 Industry Calendar. But act quickly. The contest ends October 5.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bear/Bull Balance Continues

September 19, 2016

Cotton prices ended the week lower, but made gains after triple digit losses in trading that followed USDA’s September supply demand report.

Companion

Episode 23 – How Could Bayer/Monsanto Impact U.S. Cotton?

September 19, 2016

In the latest episode of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine a flurry of breaking news in cotton, headlined by the announced merger of Bayer and Monsanto.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Market Unhappy with September Estimates

September 15, 2016

Whatever the market was expecting from the September WASDE report, it didn’t get. So prices reacted accordingly – down.

Seed Varieties

Deltapine Holds Top Spot in 2016 Planted Varieties

September 15, 2016

Deltapine retained the top spot as the top cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. this year. But a strong performance – and the top planted variety – vaulted Americot up the USDA rankings.

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NCC Urges Broad Look at Global Fiber Markets

September 14, 2016

The National Cotton Council is seeking greater transparency of fiber production policies in other countries – including synthetic fibers – to help determine how they impact the global cotton market.