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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
July 13, 2016
The Enlist weed control system will give growers the ability to use three modes of action postemergence in both cotton and soybeans.
July 13, 2016
PhytoGen offers growers several upland cotton varieties with Acala-like fiber quality for added premiums and higher profitability.
June 29, 2016
A North Carolina cotton grower was named grand prize winner in the 2016 PhytoGen Best Yielder Club sweepstakes.
June 27, 2016
Monsanto Company has donated its 150-acre Leland Agronomy Center to The B.F. Smith Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Mississippi Delta.
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.
July 22, 2016
Thirteen Southeast cotton producers will visit operations in the Mid-South as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.
July 15, 2016
The Southern India Mills’ Association has called for calmness among spinners in India in the wake of the country’s downward cotton production estimate.
July 13, 2016
Twelve Mid-South cotton producers will visit operations in North and South Carolina as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.