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Sledge Taylor Gives a Voice to U.S. Cotton

January 13, 2016

Sledge Taylor’s relentless efforts on behalf of U.S. cotton made him a natural selection for the 2015 Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award.


Weaver Receives 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 8, 2016

Dr. David B. Weaver, a cotton breeder and educator at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award.


Senators Join Call for New Cottonseed Designation

January 5, 2016

Nineteen Senators from 12 cotton-producing states have joined the call to encourage Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed.”


NCC Commends U.S. Trade Negotiators on WTO Outcome

December 22, 2015

National Cotton Council leadership praised U.S. trade negotiators’ efforts in resisting pressure for further concessions on cotton by the World Trade Organization.


2015: The Year in International Marketing

December 18, 2015

Cotton Council International directs a vibrant international marketing agenda in 2015.


2015: The Year in Washington

December 16, 2015

The National Cotton Council continues to protect cotton’s interests.


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.


Northern Producers Get a Taste of West Texas Cotton Production

December 1, 2015

Sixteen Midwestern and Western ag producers got a feel for cotton and other west Texas agriculture as part of the NCC Multi-Commodity Education Tour in November.


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.


Beltwide Conferences to Key on New Products, Management Info

October 29, 2015

Weed science discussions at the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will have a strong emphasis on preparing for new weed control technologies.


Midwest, Western Farmers Set to Tour High Plains Cotton Operations

October 28, 2015

Sixteen farmers from the Midwest and Northwest will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in the Lubbock, TX, area as part of the National Cotton Council’s Multi-Commodity Education Program.


NCC: No More Constraints on U.S. Cotton Policy

October 22, 2015

In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, NCC President/CEO Gary Adams urged U.S. trade negotiators to not accept any further concessions to U.S. cotton policy during the World Trade Organization’s December meeting.


Global Spinners Group Tours U.S. Cotton Operations

September 25, 2015

Members of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation Spinners Committee visited various U.S. cotton operations and research facilities in six states in mid-September.


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.


Key Textile Customers to See U.S. Cotton’s Advantages

September 17, 2015

Textile manufacturing executives representing 18 countries will spend a week touring the U.S. Cotton Belt for a first-hand look at how U.S. cotton is produced, processed and marketed.


Beltwide Conference Registration Begins September 21

September 15, 2015

Registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences begin September 21 on the official Beltwide website.


Southwest Growers to See Mid-South Cotton Operations

August 11, 2015

Twelve cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are visiting Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee August 17-20 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.


Western Cotton Producers to Visit Georgia Operations

July 31, 2015

Ten Western cotton producers are visiting South Georgia as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.


Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Texas Agriculture

July 21, 2015

Ten Mid-South cotton producers are visiting Texas as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

Common Thread

Turning Up the Buzz

July 14, 2015

A White House plan offers more protection for pollinators and monarchs, without major impact for U.S. agriculture.

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Product News

DuPont Vydate Products Fully Available for 2018

March 15, 2018

DuPont Vydate brand insecticide/nematicide products – including Vydate C-LV for cotton – will be fully available for sale and use during the 2018 growing season.

Product News

PhytoGen Expands Portfolio of W3FE Varieties for 2018

March 15, 2018

PhytoGen has added five new varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait to its existing portfolio of W3FE varieties for 2018.

Product News

Indigo Cotton Shows Significant Yield Gains in Second Year

March 13, 2018

Preliminary data from its second commercial season shows that Indigo Cotton demonstrated an average yield gain of 14% in commercial fields of West Texas.

Product News

INTL FCStone Enhances Structured Products Online Calculator

March 7, 2018

Online pricing and hedging tool adds custom pricing functionality and mobile access.

Product News

PhytoGen Tops Extension Trials Across the Cotton Belt

March 6, 2018

PhytoGen brand varieties continued their success in university Extension variety trials in 2017.

Product News

Monsanto Launches Mobile App to Aid XtendiMax Application

February 27, 2018

A free mobile app to help growers and applicators successfully apply XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology is now available from Monsanto.

Product News

DowDuPont Ag to be Corteva Agriscience

February 27, 2018

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont will be renamed Corteva Agriscience when the division becomes a separate company in 2019.

Product News

The Seam Joins Field to Market

February 23, 2018

The Seam is now an affiliate member of Field to Market, hoping to link sustainability data with blockchain technology.

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Precision Technology

NC State Grad Students Surveying Precision Ag Use

March 20, 2018

A team of NC State University graduate students wants your input on how row crop growers are currently using precision agriculture in their farming operations.

Cotton Production

New Video Series Details Benefits of Cover Crops

March 19, 2018

A new online video series from Cotton Incorporated, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, explains the benefits of integrating cover crops into cotton growing operations.

Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Disease Control / Nematodes

Warm Spring Could Spark Nematode Activity

March 14, 2018

Despite freezing January temperatures that reduced nematode buildup in fields, warmer spring temperatures could quickly stir them back into action.


Ramkumar Receives Two Prestigious Textiles Honors

March 14, 2018

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor and researcher with Texas Tech and frequent contributor to Cotton Grower, has been awarded two of the most prestigious honors in the textiles field.


The Right Man for the Job

March 13, 2018

New NCC Chairman Ron Craft is more than ready for the challenges ahead for cotton.


Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 8, 2018

March’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show lower production, higher exports and lower ending stocks for the U.S., as world production, consumption and ending stocks all move slightly higher.