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NCC Sets STAX/Farm Bill Workshops

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.


Reminder – CTAP Enrollment Ends October 7

September 26, 2014

October 7 is the deadline for cotton growers to enroll for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, an interim payment program created by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Updated Market Numbers, Thoughts for 2015 Planning

September 11, 2014

Based on USDA’s September Supply Demand report, a smaller U.S. crop should provide some support for prices. But an increase in total world production, reduction in use and increase in stocks may also weigh on the market.

Cotton Production

NCC Commends Timely Implementation of STAX for Cotton

August 13, 2014

The National Cotton Council applauded the announcement that the Stacked Income Protection Plan – or STAX – will be available to upland cotton producers in 2015 through the federal crop insurance program.

Cotton Production

Enrollment Opens for Cotton Transition Assistance Program

August 8, 2014

Cotton growers have from August 11 until October 7 to enroll for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, an interim payment program created by the 2014 Farm Bill.


USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

July 30, 2014

USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Coverage Option – one of the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill – to help strengthen and expand crop insurance options for farmers and ranchers.


Farm Bill Implementation: USDA Announces New Provisions to Help Farmers Manage Risk

July 3, 2014

As part of the ongoing implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, provisions are being implemented that will improve crop insurance programs to better protect farmers from weather disaster, market volatility and other risk factors.


USDA Awards $6 Million for Farm Bill Decision Tools and Education

May 30, 2014

USDA is awarding $6 million to universities and state cooperative extension services for development of online decision tools and education programs to help growers determine which new farm bill programs best fit their farming businesses.


House and Senate Begin Work on Ag Appropriations

May 20, 2014

As the Senate and House Appropriations Committees begin work on the FY15 agriculture spending measures, the NCC has urged members of both committees to maintain provisions of the new farm bill, as well as funding for cotton pest eradication and international market development programs.


USDA Grants Available to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

April 30, 2014

More than $19 million in grants are available through USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help train and educate the next generation of agricultural producers. Application deadline is June 12.


The New Farm Bill Offers Many Options Requiring Careful Decisions

April 11, 2014

The 2014 Farm Bill offers a new list of programs that growers need to examine closely to determine the best fit for their farming operation.


“Tremendous Progress” Being Made in Farm Bill Implementation

April 4, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Cotton Production

NCC Schedules 49 Farm Bill Education Meetings Across Cotton Belt

February 20, 2014

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled 49 education meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states over a nine-day period to

Cotton Production

NCC Applauds Senate’s Farm Bill Passage, Signing of Legislation

February 4, 2014

The National Cotton Council (NCC) is pleased that the Senate acted swiftly to approve the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agricultural

Cotton Production

Cotton Industry Applauds House Passage of New Farm Bill

January 29, 2014

The U.S. cotton industry expressed gratitude – and relief – on the news that the U.S. House of Representatives approved

Cotton Production

NCC Urges Passage of Farm Bill Agreement in House Vote

January 28, 2014

House and Senate agriculture leaders announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a five-year farm bill designed to reduce the deficit,


The New Farm Bill Will Be Good for Cotton – Beginning in 2015

January 17, 2014

After three years of working on farm bill policy analysis with Congress, Joe Outlaw admits to a bit of farm


NCC and Others Say Timely Completion of Long Term, Comprehensive Farm Bill Is Critical

November 27, 2013

Three organizations representing key Southern crops have praised the continuing efforts to complete a new farm bill and restated their

Cotton Production

Government Funding Debate Keeps Farm Bill and STAX in Limbo

October 1, 2013

As the farm bill debate takes a back seat to political wrangling over government funding and (soon) action on the


Lots Of Discussion, Little Action On 2013 Farm Bill

August 22, 2013

Cotton has always played a critical role in the development of the United States, especially during the pre-Civil War era,

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Product News

Indigo Offers Premium for Indigo Cotton Production

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.

Product News

New Bayer Varieties Focus on High Yield, Adaptability

January 5, 2018

Bayer releases five new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties for introduction in 2018.

Product News

New PhytoGen TRiO Guards Cottonseed Investment

January 3, 2018

New PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment helps provide early season protection for young cottonseed from diseases, insects and nematodes.

Product News

Americot Adds Seven to Sales, Research Teams

December 20, 2017

Americot has added seven new sales and research associates to the company’s staff across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Seven New Varieties in Deltapine Class of 18

December 11, 2017

Seven new varieties – including five Bollgard 3 XtendFlex offerings – join the Deltapine product lineup as the Class of 18.

Product News

Special Roundup Ready PLUS Incentives for Arkansas

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.

Product News

Monsanto Sets 2018 Crop Protection Incentives

December 5, 2017

Monsanto will provide multiple tools, resources and products to help cotton and soybean growers maximize weed control in 2018.

Product News

Praxidyn’s Mixmate Named a 2018 AE50 Award Winner

November 27, 2017

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has recognized Praxidyn's Mixmate portable ag chemical blending and recordkeeping system with a 2018 AE50 award.

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The Seam Adds Five New Board Members

January 16, 2018

The Seam has added five cotton industry leaders to its Board of Directors.

Weed Control

Tennessee Sets Dates for Dicamba Stewardship Training

January 15, 2018

Dicamba Stewardship training sessions will be held throughout Tennessee from mid-January through early March, with online training available soon.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from January WASDE Report

January 12, 2018

January’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates project slightly lower U.S. production and ending stocks, plus big increases in global consumption.


U.S. Cotton Industry Watching China Closely

January 11, 2018

The United States cotton industry is cautiously watching China in hopes that its imports may be on the rise.


NCC Lauds Rural Prosperity Task Force Efforts

January 11, 2018

The National Cotton Council has praised the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.


Cotton’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 10, 2018

What would a list of New Year’s Resolutions look like for the U.S. cotton industry? Beck Barnes has some thoughts to consider.


L.L. Bean Ties Sustainability Efforts to Cotton LEADS

January 8, 2018

L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.


Campbell Receives 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 7, 2018

Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Florence, SC, is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award.


Jones Named 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year

January 5, 2018

Former Missouri Extension cotton specialist Andrea Jones was recognized by her peers as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year.