2012 Cotton Achievement Award Winner

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Since its launch in 1970, The Cotton Achievement Award has served as a beacon of innovation and excellence, honoring some of the cotton industry’s most outstanding leaders and growers.This year, Cotton Grower magazine, with the support of Case IH and Deltapine, proudly presented this year’s award to Chuck Coley of Vienna, GA at the Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, TX.

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Deltapine Announces Class of 15 Cotton Varieties

December 16, 2014

Deltapine has announced two new high-yielding cotton varieties for its Class of 15, with several potential varieties awaiting regulatory approvals of the Bollgard II XtendFlex technologies.

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Empire of Cotton

December 18, 2014

A new book highlights the historical ties between the cotton industry and the rise of modern capitalism.

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NCC Schedules STAX/Farm Bill Webinars

December 12, 2014

As a follow-up to the Stacked Income Protection Plan/Farm Bill workshops conducted over the past month, the National Cotton Council is hosting four regional information webinars on December 17 and 18.

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Production Estimates Down, Exports Steady Says USDA

December 11, 2014

Based on information contained in USDA’s December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, U.S. cotton production is down slightly over earlier projections, while export numbers remain unchanged.

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Texas Entomologists Watching “Crazy” New Pest

December 10, 2014

Texas Extension entomologists are keeping an eye on the movements of the tawny crazy ant, a relative newcomer to the state that could potentially cause some serious headaches for row crop producers.

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Port Problems Choking U.S. Cotton Exports

December 9, 2014

Congestion and labor issues at major West Coast ports are threatening the timely delivery of U.S. cotton to China ahead of a key deadline for imports to arrive.

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NORAC Hybrid Mode Receives U.S. and European Patent Approval

December 8, 2014

NORAC Systems International Inc.’s Hybrid Mode in-crop spraying feature has received patent approval in the U.S. and Europe.

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Empire of Cotton

December 18, 2014

A new book highlights the historical ties between the cotton industry and the rise of modern capitalism.

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USDA Posts Final EIS for Monsanto Dicamba-Tolerant Cotton and Soybeans

December 15, 2014

USDA has posted its final Environmental Impact Statement for Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean varieties in the Federal Register, beginning a 30-day review period before the agency publishes its final decision on deregulation of these varieties.

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NCC Schedules STAX/Farm Bill Webinars

December 12, 2014

As a follow-up to the Stacked Income Protection Plan/Farm Bill workshops conducted over the past month, the National Cotton Council is hosting four regional information webinars on December 17 and 18.

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Production Estimates Down, Exports Steady Says USDA

December 11, 2014

Based on information contained in USDA’s December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, U.S. cotton production is down slightly over earlier projections, while export numbers remain unchanged.

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Texas Entomologists Watching “Crazy” New Pest

December 10, 2014

Texas Extension entomologists are keeping an eye on the movements of the tawny crazy ant, a relative newcomer to the state that could potentially cause some serious headaches for row crop producers.

International

Port Problems Choking U.S. Cotton Exports

December 9, 2014

Congestion and labor issues at major West Coast ports are threatening the timely delivery of U.S. cotton to China ahead of a key deadline for imports to arrive.

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Fiber in Cotton LEADS Program Certified 100 Percent Bio-Based by USDA

December 4, 2014

Cotton fiber represented by the Cotton LEADS program is now considered 100 percent bio-based by USDA, following recent revisions to its BioPreferred Program guidelines.

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New Advances Reported in Cotton Genome Sequencing

December 2, 2014

A significant cooperative accomplishment has been made in the sequencing of the cotton genome, which will fuel multi-disciplinary basic and applied research to help increase cotton productivity.

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Seamless Leadership Change at the National Cotton Council

November 30, 2014

A transition in leadership is coming to the National Cotton Council. And the organization already has the right people in place to continue the Council’s operations and programs without missing a beat.

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Farm Sector Profitability Expected To Weaken in 2014

November 28, 2014

According to USDA's 2014 Farm Sector Income Forecast report, net farm income for the year is projected to be down more than 23 percent from 2013.

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NCC Encourages Early Beltwide Registration

November 25, 2014

December 15 is the last day for discounted registration for the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio.

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NCC Joins Other Groups in Asking for Port Labor Intervention

November 25, 2014

The National Cotton Council and other U.S. agricultural associations have joined together in a letter asking President Obama to intervene with union and maritime organizations to restore West Coast ports to full operation while they continue negotiations.

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Taylors Receive TALL South Plains Ag Leadership Award

November 13, 2014

Dan and Linda Taylor of Ropesville, TX have been honored with the TALL South Plains Agricultural Leadership Award.

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USDA Seeks Comments on New Conservation Stewardship Program Rule

November 5, 2014

USDA is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program that are designed to deliver a higher level of conservation benefits.

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Make Sure Conservation Compliance Up to Date with FSA

November 4, 2014

Based on changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill, producers are now required to have a completed and signed Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification on file with the Farm Service Agency.