Tagged farm bill
February 9, 2018
Critically-needed policy that restores Title I coverage for cotton in the current Farm Bill was part of the bipartisan budget legislation approved by Congress on February 9 and signed into law by President Trump.
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.
Around The Gin
January 9, 2018
Indigo Ag has announced a new program that offers significant price premiums for U.S. cotton growers who contract to grow Indigo Cotton.
January 5, 2018
Bayer releases five new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties for introduction in 2018.
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.
February 15, 2018
The results of the 2017 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluations Trials for the Texas High Plains are now available online.
February 15, 2018
Auxin-specific herbicide training developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has received reciprocal approval by Oklahoma and New Mexico, allowing producers that operate in those states to attend one training to meet regulatory requirements.
February 13, 2018
In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.