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AgDay TV's Cotton's Week
 
Airs every Tuesday morning on 170 stations.
 
AgDay TV: December 8, 2009
Every state east of the Mississippi River is Boll Weevil Free. In this report, Tran Bui will update on the National Boll Weevil Eradication Program.
 
AgDay TV: December 1, 2009
Approximately 85% of cotton acres in Texas are boll Weevil free. In this report, Tran Bui will update us on the current conditions and action being taken to complete the boll weevil eradication program in Texas
 
AgDay TV: November 24, 2009
Across all of the Mid-South and selected states in the Southeast. Harvest delays are significant, and in some instances disastrous. In this report provided, Tran Bui will give an update from a farmer who has incurred huge crop losses due to the current weather conditions.
 
AgDay TV: November 17, 2009
Across all of the Mid-South and particularly in the Mississippi Delta, harvest delays are significant, and in some instances unprecendented. In this report, Tran Bui will give an update from a producer experiencing a 50-year record loss.
 
AgDay TV: November 11, 2009
Harvest delays are significant, and in some instances unprecendented, across all of the Mid-South and selected states in the Southeast. In this report, Tran Bui will give an update from a farmer who has incurred much devastation due to the current weather conditions.
 
AgDay TV: November 3, 2009
Usually farmers don’t think about replanting toward the end of the season. In this report, Tran Bui will give an update on research being conducted on the factors that impact cotton maturity.
 
AgDay TV: October 27, 2009
The 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 4th through the 7th. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an overview of this year’s program.
 
Agday TV: October 20, 2009
In this report, Tran Bui will give us an update on the research being done with reflective sensors in cotton.
 
AgDay TV: October 13, 2009
Do you schedule your irrigation? in this report, Tran Bui tells us about the benefits of scheduling irrigation.
 
AgDay TV: October 6, 2009
Field borders, strips of permanent vegetation established at the edge or around the perimeter of a field, are established as part of a conservation management system. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about the benefits of this program.
 
AgDay TV: September 29, 2009
In this report, Tran Bui will give an update on managing the changes in the cotton insect pest complex
 
AgDay TV: September 22, 2009
Researchers have learned over the years that there are three types of nematodes that attack cotton in Missouri. In this report, Tran Bui will give an update on nematode management practices.
 
AgDay TV: September 15, 2009
There are many factors that attribute to foliar deseases in cotton. in this report, Tran Bui gives us tips on how to manage those diseases
 
AgDay TV: September 8, 2009
Mississippi cotton farmers had a late start this season. In this report, Tran Bui will give us an update on the current crop conditions.
 
AgDay TV: September 1, 2009
The tarnished plant bug has always been considered a cotton pest in the Mid-South. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about the pest status of the tarnished plant bug in the mid-south states.
 
AgDay TV: August 25, 2009
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences provide four days of individual reports, panel discussions, hands on workshops and seminars designed to provide attendees with the information they need to be the best cotton farmer possible. In this report Tran Bui tells us how to register and what to expect at the 2010 Conferences.
 
AgDay TV: August 18, 2009
For the past two years the Farm Service Agency has been providing a summary and subset of general Bales Made Available for Shipment Data or BMAS sorted by region and size on a quarterly basis. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about a request for the release of all reported information.
 
AgDay TV: August 11, 2009
Cotton Council International is the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America. In this report, Tran Bui explains how CCI is increasing exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and U.S. manufactured cotton products.
 
AgDay TV: August 4, 2009
More than 70 percent of U.S. cotton production is exported to overseas markets. In this report, Tran Bui shows us some activites that are helping promote U.S. cotton in northeast Asia.
 
AgDay TV: July 28, 2009
Weeds that have become resistant to herbicides can cause problems for producers for years, including reduced yields and increased control costs. In this report, Tran Bui shows us some educational tools to help producers manage resistance.
 
AgDay TV: July 21, 2009
Texas Tech University has built a state-of-the-art fabric laboratory to find value-added applications for products made of cotton. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about the research being conducted in this new Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory.
 
AgDay TV: July 14, 2009
Farmers are the original innovators always seeking ways to improve production and lower costs. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about programs that promote information exchange between producers.
 
AgDay TV: July 7, 2009
Cotton producers are always looking for ways to make their operations more efficient. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about an economic model being created for producers to determine which new harvest system will best fit their operation.
 
AgDay TV: June 30, 2009
Cotton ginning is one of the oldest processing industries in the United States. The sector has adjusted to major changes both upstream and downstream in the cotton supply chain over its history. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about a study on the role cotton gins play in the overall economy of rural cotton belt communities.
 
AgDay TV: June 23, 2009
The Economic Adjustment Assistance Program authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to provide assistance to U. S. Textile manufacturers. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about the Textile Economic Adjustment Assistance Program or T.E.A.A.
 
AgDay TV: June 16, 2009
The last remaining textile import quota restrictions on Chinese textiles expired on Dec 31. In this report, Tran Bui explains what will happen to the U.S. textile industry now that these restrictions are lifted.
 
AgDay TV: June 9, 2009
In 2006, USDA Farm Services Agency ruled that cotton bales placed in storage in warehouses as collateral in their CCC loan program must not exceed 7-point-5 percent moisture anywhere in the bale. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on a 3-dimensional imaging technology for detecting bale moisture.
 
AgDay TV: June 2, 2009
Conservation tillage improves soil tilth and, ultimately increases soil productivity. In this report, Tran Bui will give an update on conservation tillage across the cotton belt.
 
AgDay TV: May 26, 2009
Each year the list of weeds resistant to herbicides continues to grow. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about another weed that’s been added to the list.
 
AgDay TV: May 19, 2009
With the new Farm Bill there is a new Permenant Disaster Program. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us how the new disaster program will impact the way producers evaluate their risk and insurance needs.
 
AgDay TV: May 12, 2009
Cotton producers rely on threshold recommendations to know when to treat for insect pests. In part two of a two part series, Tran Bui takes a look at what entomologists are doing to improve spider mite recommendations.
 
AgDay TV: May 5, 2009
Spider mites have been a minor pest to cotton producers for decades. In part one of a two part series Tran Bui explains how trying to control this pest has moved up the priority list.
 
AgDay TV: April 28, 2009
As technology has changed so have insect pests in cotton production. In this report Tran Bui will tell us about some of the recent changes.
 
AgDay TV: April 21, 2009
Herbiced resistant weeds have become a serious issue for many farmers in the southeast. In this report Tran Bui tells us how important it is to prevent weed resistance.
 
AgDay TV: April 14, 2009
Plant diseases can significantly impact cotton production. In this report Tran Bui tells us about verticillium wilt and its economic impact in West Texas.
 
AgDay TV: April 7, 2009
The 2008 Farm Bill contains conservation Programs that offer many opportunites for Farmers. In this report Tran Bui Tells us what steps should be taken to participate in the Programs.
 
AgDay TV: March 31, 2009
Last summer producers started feeling the pinch as fertilizer prices started to soar. In this report Tran Bui tells us about some strategies to reduce the need for some fertilizer materials.
 
AgDay TV: March 24, 2009
The United States Cotton Industry has been under stress since the decline of the textile industry. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about the “Vision of U.S. Cotton’s 21st Century,” a Cotton Foundation Project.
 
AgDay TV: March 17, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA is involved in many issues that can affect farming and cotton production. In this report Tran Bui will give us an update on Pesticide Regulations.
 
AgDay TV: March 10, 2009
Before a producer can think about yield potential, he has to have a good stand establishment for his cotton plants. In this report Tran Bui gives us a look at seedling disease research that has been conducted for over 70 years.
 
AgDay TV: March 3, 2009
Texas has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few decades. In this report Tran Bui gives us an update on agriculture in Texas.
 
AgDay TV: February 24, 2009
The down turn in the general economy continues to impact the cotton market. In this report Tran Bui reviews the 2008 market year and gives us a forecast for 2009.
 
AgDay TV: February 17, 2009
With the price of cotton still low, producers are trying to determine what crops would cover the cost of production for 2009. In this report Tran Bui gives us some incite into what producers intend to plant for 2009.
 
AgDay TV: February 10, 2009
The 2008 Farm Bill contains conservation Programs that were continued from previous bills and expanded upon. In this report Tran Bui gives us an overview of the conservation opportunities for farmers.
 
AgDay TV: February 3, 2009
The cost of ginning cotton is an important concern for producers and ginners. In this report Tran Bui shows some of the costs involved in ginning a bale of cotton.
 
AgDay TV: January 27, 2009
Insect pests can make a big impact on the outcome of crops and the bottom line. In this report Tran Bui will tell us about the overall effect of insects on the 2008 cotton crop.
 
AgDay TV: January 20, 2009
Ginning of the 2008 cotton crop is coming to and end. In this report, Tran Bui gives us a glimpse at the quality of this past seasons crop.
 
AgDay TV: January 13, 2009
In the height of the information age, it is becoming more important for people to access information quicker and easier. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about a website that puts cotton production information at your finger tips.
 
AgDay TV: December 16, 2008
In the height of the information age, it is becoming more important for people to access information quicker and easier. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about a website that puts cotton production information at your finger tips.
 
AgDay TV: December 9, 2008
Spider mites are becoming more problematic in the Missouri region. In this report, Tran Bui will update us on some of the current issues with this pest.
 
AgDay TV: December 2, 2008
Selected cotton program provisions of the new farm law that became effective on October 31 will bring multiple benefits to the U.S. cotton industry. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about these farm law provisions.
 
AgDay TV: November 25, 2008
The jury is still out when it comes to Predicting what will happen to cotton acreage in 2009. But in this report, Tran Bui explains some of the factors that producers should consider before making their acreage decisions.
 
AgDay TV: July 17, 2007
As producers look for ways to lower their input costs they look to each other for informaton. In this report, Tran Bui explains how cotton producers are exchanging information with their peers from other regions.
 
AgDay TV: November 18, 2008
Energy prices have been climbing since 2004. in this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on some ways you can reduce your energy costs related to irrigation.
 
AgDay TV: November 11, 2008
Water is a precious resource and critical to the production of all crops.  In this report, Tran Bui tells us about research being conducted in the mid-south to make irrigation more efficient.
 
AgDay TV: November 4, 2008
It’s important for crop consultants to Stay a breast of production issues in order to provide sound recommendations to growers. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about and upcoming workshop for cotton consultants.
 
AgDay TV: October 28, 2008
Early plant vigor is critical to the successful production of cotton. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on early vigor in cotton development.
 
AgDay TV: October 21, 2008
Adoption of precision agriculture practices in cotton has been fast for some technologies and slow for others. In this report, Tran Bui will update us on nitrogen management technologies.
 
AgDay TV: October 14, 2008
Thirty years ago the first full scale boll weevil eradication trial began on the east coast of the cotton belt. In this report, Tran Bui will tell us about some of the programs successes.
 
AgDay TV: October 7, 2008
The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication program is close to completion. In this report, Tran Bui will update us on the progress this program is making.
 
AgDay TV: September 30, 2008
A National Cotton Council leadership team visited China in June of this year. In this report, Tran Bui will give us an overview of their trip.
 
AgDay TV: September 23, 2008
In response to the National Cotton Council initiative to improve cotton flow, E.W.R., Inc. is introducing an update shipping order feature. In this report, Tran Bui tells us how this feature operates.
 
AgDay TV: September 16, 2008
Improving our Farm Future and World is the theme for the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In this report, Tran Bui tells us how to register and what to expect at the 2009 Conference.
 
AgDay TV: September 9, 2008
There are many factors that continue to affect the cotton market. In this report, Tran Bui tells producers what to watch for in the coming year.
 
AgDay TV: September 2, 2008
Plant parasitic nematodes are economic liabilities for cotton producers. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the research being conducted in Texas.
 
AgDay TV: August 26, 2008
New technology is enabling farmers to work more efficiently in the field. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on Case’s new on-board module picker.
 
AgDay TV: August 19, 2008
New technology is enabling farmers to work more efficiently in the field. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the John-Deere on-board module picker.
 
AgDay TV: August 12, 2008
Texas’ cotton industry is inching closer to eliminating its most feared enemies, the boll weevil and pink bollworm. In this report; Tran Bui gives us an update on the pink boll worm program.
 
AgDay TV: August 5, 2008
The Texas boll weevil eradication program is dedicated to eliminating the cotton boll weevil from the state. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the progress made in the this program.
 
AgDay TV: July 29, 2008
For the past fifteen years Cotton Incorporated has been working on increasing the value of the cotton seed. In this report, Tran Bui tells us how they are doing this through the use of cotton Byproducts.
 
AgDay TV: July 22, 2008
Research is being done to evaluate the use of Cotton Seed Biodiesel. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the research being conducted at Texas A & M University.
 
AgDay TV: July 15, 2008
Cotton bales are graded or classed on an individual basis. In this report, Tran Bui shows us another classing option for producers.
 
AgDay TV: July 8, 2008
Weed resistance is becoming a wide spread problem. In this report, Tran Bui tells us what is working for one producer.
 
AgDay TV: July 1, 2008
U.S. cotton has to meet high fiber and quality characteristics to compete in world markets. In this report, Tran Bui shows us how cotton incorporated is working to keep cotton competitive.
 
AgDay TV: June 24, 2008
Ginners are having to make modifications to process the round modules from the new on-board module building system. In this report, Tran Bui shows one option ginners can consider.
 
AgDay TV: June 17, 2008
Adaption of new technology means farming practices must continue to evolve. In this report, Tran Bui, explains how farmers are having to adapt to the environment.
 
AgDay TV: June 10, 2008
Farmers faced many challenges in 2007. In this report, Tran Bui tells us abouth the challenges that were faced and what to look for in 2008.
 
AgDay TV: June 3, 2008
The United States cotton ginning industry has seen many new trends over the past years. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the past, present and future of the cotton ginning industry.
 
AgDay TV: May 27, 2008
Red, green or keep what you have? In this report, Tran Bui tells us about the new on-board moduling systems and the harvest initiative cotton incorporated is working on.
 
AgDay TV: May 20, 2008
Every ounce of cotton lint is important to the bottom line. In this report, Tran Bui shows us the importance of protecting seed cotton waiting to be ginned.
 
AgDay TV: May 13, 2008
The pink bollworm is currently the target of a multi-tooled integrated eradiction program in the United States and Mexico. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the status of the pink bollworm program.
 
AgDay TV: May 6, 2008
Great Progress has been made with Boll Weevil Eradication in Arkansas. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the status of the program.
 
AgDay TV: April 29, 2008
The University Extension Service has created a new interactive website connecting consumers to land grant university experts. In this report, Tran Bui gives us a look at what is available on the website.
 
AgDay TV: April 22, 2008
The cotton ginners school is entering its 22nd year of classes. In this report, Tran Bui tells us what ginners will learn.
 
AgDay TV: April 15, 2008
The boll weevil entered the U.S. around 1900 and wreaked havoc on the Southeastern United States and by 1958 had made cotton production essentially impossible.
 
AgDay TV: April 8, 2008
Growers today are in a very different situation then they’ve been in the past ten to fifteen years. In this report, Tran Bui explains how marketing cotton has changed.
 
AgDay TV: April 1, 2008
WTO Chairman Falconer’s second draft negotiation text continues to call for larger cuts in U.S. farm programs. In this report, Tran Bui explains why more market access is necessary for the Doha Round to be successful.
 
AgDay TV: March 25, 2008
Congress missed the March 15 deadline to pass a new farm bill. In this report, provided by the National Cotton Council, Tran Bui gives an update on farm legislation.
 
AgDay TV: March 18, 2008
Several different crops can be a food source for insects. In this report, Tran Bui explains how this could be a potential problem for cotton producers.
 
AgDay TV: March 11, 2008
The cotton belt saw a major decrease in acres in 2007 as acreage shifted to grain crops. In this report, Tran Bui explains how that shift caused increased insect pressure.
 
AgDay TV: March 4, 2008
To a producer there are two kinds of insects - pests and beneficials. In this report Tran Bui shows us the impact the “pests” can have on a cotton crop.
 
AgDay TV: February 26, 2008
The 2007 cotton crop saw extreme weather across the belt. In this report Kristen Terrell tells us how it affected fiber quality.
 
AgDay TV: February 19, 2008
With grain prices at record highs what does that mean for the cotton market? In this report, Kristen Terrell reviews the 2007 crop and gives us the forecast for 2008.
 
AgDay TV: February 12, 2008
Producers are looking at the numbers and determining their crop mix for the 2008 planting season. In this report, Kristen Terrell tells us how many of those acres are anticipated to be planted to cotton.
 
AgDay TV: February 5, 2008
With U.S. cotton acres projected to decrease in 2008, production will not be able to keep pace with consumption. In this report, Kristen Terrell gives us a look at the predictions for the world cotton market.
 
AgDay TV: January 29, 2008
As producers are making planting decisions for 2008, the 2007 crop is moving to market. In this report, Kristen Terrell reviews the 2007 cotton market.
 
AgDay TV: January 22, 2008
Robotics, analytical tools, genomics - all sound very futuristic.  In this report, Kristen Terrell shows us why researchers are using this technology to move cotton varieties to market faster.
 
AgDay TV: January 15, 2008
The performance and standards task force met last month in washington d.c. In this report, Kristen Terrell explains some of the challenges of moving cotton through the system.
 
AgDay TV: December 18, 2007
Universities have always been the unbiased source for cotton variety information. In this report, Tran Bui explains how biotechnology has changed the way researchers look at new varieties. 
 
AgDay TV: December 11, 2007
Since the introduction of B.t. cotton, fewer insecticide applications are being made which means some secondary pests are becoming a new problem for producers. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about a belt wide project looking at tarnished plant bugs.
 
AgDay TV: December 4, 2007
Next month cotton producers and industry representatives from across the cotton belt will gather in Nashville. In this report, Tran Bui tells us how to access the final program for the conference.
 
AgDay TV: November 27, 2007
Determining herbicide resistance is not an easy task. Researchers strongly recommend rotating herbicides and crops to mange against resistance. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on some of the options.
 
AgDay TV: November 20, 2007
Producers are looking for management practices that can increase yield but lower their input costs. In this report, Tran Bui explains how narrowing the row spacing could increase yield.
 
AgDay TV: November 13, 2007
The 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held January 8th through the 11th at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. In this report, Tran Bui gives us a sneak peek at some of the topics for the conference.
 
AgDay TV: November 6, 2007
U.S. agriculture has been the most dependable source for goods because we can deliver a good quality product, cleanly, on time and in the quantities that the foreign customers are ordering. In this report, Tran Bui takes a look at transportation issues that could prevent the U.S. from being that dependable source.
 
AgDay TV: October 30, 2007
The 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will take place January eighth through the eleventh in Nashville. In this report, Tran Bui gives us a look at one of the new programs for this year’s conference.
 
AgDay TV: October 23, 2007
Low soil pH can mean low yields. In this report, Tran Bui explains why lime is important for good cotton production.
 
AgDay TV: October 16, 2007
As researchers learn more and more about the genetic make-up of a plant they are able to pinpoint specific traits that can benefit producers. in this report, Tran Bui gives us a look at a new technology that could benefit cotton.
 
AgDay TV: October 9, 2007
The Cotton Leadership Class trains new leaders for the cotton industry. in this report, Tran Bui shows us what one class member learned.
 
AgDay TV: October 2, 2007
Herbicide resistance is an increasing problem for producers. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about research that could give producers another tool for fighting these problem weeds.
 
AgDay TV: September 25, 2007
This month the Senate will take up the 2007 farm bill. In this report, Tran Bui explains some of the changes that were made in the House-passed version of the bill.
 
AgDay TV: September 18, 2007
Orchestrate your opportunities is the theme for the 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In this report, Tran Bui explains how to register for the conference.
 
AgDay TV: September 11, 2007
Triple digit temperatures plaqued the southern part of the U.S. for several weeks to make an already dry region even worse. In this report, Tran Bui explains the potential economic impact of the drought.
 
AgDay TV: September 4, 2007
Cotton producers who plant varieties with two B.t. genes have a new planting option for the 2008 season. In this report, Tran Bui explains what the new refuge option will be.
 
AgDay TV: August 28, 2007
As the cropping season is coming to a close, insects are still a major concern. In this report, Tran Bui gives an update on what producers need to be watching for in their fields.
 
AgDay TV: August 21, 2007
The Department of Energy has co-funded several companies to build cellulose-to-ethanol production plants. in this report, Tran Bui explains how producers can provide the feedstock needed.
 
AgDay TV: August 14, 2007
There are several ways for producers to profit from trends in biofuels. In this report, Tran Bui explains those options.
 
AgDay TV: August 7, 2007
Cotton seed companies use this time of year to get producers in the field to see what’s new in the production pipeline. In this report, Tran Bui gives a sneak peek at what’s coming for 2008.
 
AgDay TV: July 31, 2007
Last december, cotton warehouse operators with cotton storage agreements were requested to sign and Amendment that redefined the maximum number of bales on hand at any time during the crop year. In this report, Tran Bui gives an update on the reporting system.
 
AgDay TV: July 24, 2007
As domestic markets for U.S. raw cotton continue to decline research is being conducted to lower costs at foreign ports. In this report, Tran Bui explains why fumigation of compressed bales is not necessary.
 
AgDay TV: July 10, 2007
Very few people enjoy the task of record keeping - whether it’s their check book or farm records. In this report, Tran Bui shows us how some new software can help cotton producers keep better records.
 
AgDay TV: June 26, 2007
Cotton Incorporated researchers have found a way to boost what is already a natural trait of cotton, moisture management. In this report Tran Bui will introduce a finish that helps absorb less moisture and dry faster.
 
AgDay TV: June 19, 2007
Researchers across the cotton belt have been trying to determine the impact plant bug numbers have on cotton yield. In this report, Tran Bui tells us what the efforts in the midsouth uncovered.
 
AgDay TV: June 12, 2007
Researchers at Cotton Incorporated have found a way to merge the fashion and function of denim. In this report Tran Bui tells us about a revolutionary water repelant finish for denim.
 
AgDay TV: June 5, 2007
U.S. cotton production has a total adoption rate of 87.5 percent in biotechnology. In this report Tran Bui gives an update on current and future benefits of biotechnology.
 
AgDay TV: May 29, 2007
Traditional wrinkle-free or easy-care sheeting and bedding products have a finish that significantly weakens fabric strength and makes it susceptible to color loss and tearing.  In this report, Tran Bui tells us about a new technology for home textiles.
 
AgDay TV: May 22 2007
Herbicide resistance is a growing concern for all producers as more weed species are added to the list. In this report, Tran Bui shows us how to determine resistance and where to find help.
 
AgDay TV: May 15, 2007
Imagine being able to get more wear out of your favorite cotton slacks. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about a new technology that improves the durability of cotton garments.
 
AgDay TV: May 8, 2007
Energy prices have been escalating and producers are looking for ways to control those costs. In this report, Tran Bui shows us a tool to help manage energy used by irrigation pumps.
 
AgDay TV: May 1, 2007
As production costs continue to soar, producers need to get the most out of their input costs. In this report, Tran Bui shows us a program that can make irrigation timing more efficient.
 
AgDay TV: April 24, 2007
As production costs continue to rise while cotton prices stay low producers are continually looking for ways to make their operation more efficient. in this report, Tran Bui tells us how one producer is using irrigation to protect is investment.
 
AgDay TV: April 17, 2007
For West Texas cotton producers every fraction of an inch of rainfall that can be saved is vital. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about conservation practices one producer is using to capture and conserve rainfall.
 
AgDay TV: April 10, 2007
In an effort to help reduce the country’s energy consumption, U.S. agriculture is researching renewable fuels. In this report, Tran Bui explains the developments in alternative fuels and ways in which the cotton industry hopes to contribute.
 
AgDay TV: April 3, 2007
The U.S. cotton industry is facing many challenges as markets move to a world focus. In this report, Tran Bui gives an update on Cotton Utilization research.
 
AgDay TV: March 27, 2007
Sticky cotton causes problems not only for producers but also spinning mills. in this report, Tran Bui updates us on how bacteria is being tested to control stickiness.
 
AgDay TV: March 20, 2007
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee held its 40th Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the committee’s recommendations.
 
AgDay TV: March 13, 2007
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee is working with manufactures of bale packaging to creating a certificate of analysis. in this report, Tran Bui explains why consistent packaging materials are important.
 
AgDay TV: March 6, 2007
Cotton Incorporated and USDA are conducting new research throughout the cotton belt to determine the affects lint cleaning has on fiber quality. In this report, Tran Bui describes the purpose of this two year gin sampling project.
 
AgDay TV: February 27, 2007
U.S. cotton producers have been enjoying a decline of insect pests in their crops over the past decade. In this report, Tran Bui explains the causes and implications of this year's record breaking success.
 
AgDay TV: February 20, 2007
With the record level of cotton produced in the U.S. over the past two years, many growers are being forced to store bales outdoors. In this report, Tran Bui explains the results of new research being conducted testing the effects of bale coverings and outside storage. 
 
AgDay TV: February 13, 2007
Both the current market situation and the outlook for cotton for 2007 are shaped by a number of uncertainties and challenges. In this report, Tran Bui highlights a few key issues that will impact the economic health of all segments of the U.S. cotton industry.
 
AgDay TV: February 6, 2007
The 2007 Cotton Planting Intentions survey was mailed to producers in December to get a feel for the crop mix for 2007. In this report, Tran Bui tells us what acreage cotton producers plan to plant for 2007.
 
AgDay TV: January 30, 2007
U.S. Trade negotiators need market access concessions to ensure a successful completion of the Doha Round. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an up date from USDA.
 
AgDay TV: January 23, 2007
Current estimates suggest that China's consumers are purchasing about 18 million bales of cotton textiles and apparel today and that should be increasing one point five to two million bales per year. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about a program to help build U.S. markets.
 
AgDay TV: January 16, 2007
The first session for the new congress was held January fourth. In this report, Tran Bui updates us on farm policy issues for 2007.
 
AgDay TV: January 2, 2007
Front Street in Memphis, Tennessee was the heart of the cash cotton market. In this report, Tran Bui shows us how that history is being preserved.
 
AgDay TV: December 19, 2006
Sharing of new technology to improve cotton production is the main objective of the Beltwide Cototn Conferences. In this report, Tran Bui shows us how technology is also being used to improve the overall conference experience.
 
AgDay TV: December 12, 2006
There is still time to register for the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In this report, Tran Bui reveals some of the workshop topics.
 
AgDay TV: December 5, 2006
In addition to the recent signing of the “Memorandum of Understanding,” relationships between the U.S. and Chinese cotton markets are being strengthened through the work of Cotton Council International. In this report, Tran Bui explains CCI’s efforts to build a mutually beneficial trade relationship with China.
 
AgDay TV: November 28, 2006
Cotton trade with China is very healthy today. The United States exported about 36 percent of its crop to China in the past 12 months. In this report, Tran Bui tells us about a mutual agreement between the two countries.
 
AgDay TV: November 21, 2006
The Multi-Commodity Education Program is the Cotton Foundation's newest educational project sponsored by Monsanto and John Deere Company. In this report, Tran Bui explains the benefits of the program.
 
AgDay TV: November 14, 2006
In the late 1970s, the National Boll Weevil Eradication Program was launched by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service along the Virginia-North Carolina border. In this report, Tran Bui gives us an update on the program.
 
AgDay TV: November 7, 2006
With energy costs still high, cotton producers are looking for ways to make harvesting more efficient. in this report, Tran Bui shows us some new technology that can make that happen.
 
AgDay TV: October 31, 2006
The Boll Weevil Eradiction Program is getting ready for the post eradicaiton phase. In this report, Tran Bui explains how this program has benefited producers.
 
AgDay TV: October 24, 2006
When the six row cotton picker was introduced to the market it was considered the latest and greatest for harvesting. In this report, Tran Bui shows us new technology added to the six row picker that can improve both equipment and labor efficiencies for producers.
 
AgDay TV: October 17, 2006
Registraion for the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences is under way. In this report, Tran Bui has all the conference details.
 
AgDay TV: October 10, 2006
Even though herbicide resistance is not a new problem, it has taken on increasing significance for cotton growers because of changes in cultural practices and weed management practices over the past decade. In this report, Tran Bui shows us research being conducted to improve control of glyphosate resistant marestail.
 
AgDay TV: October 3, 2006
Researchers in several states have been working cooperatively to develop recommendations for nitrogen fertilizer applications on corn - based on reflectance measurements. In this report Tran Bui explains that research is underway at the Delta Center in Portageville, Missouri to apply the same approach to cotton.
 
AgDay TV: September 26, 2006
The adoption of narrow row spacings in cotton has had some barriers. In this report Tran Bui explains how research being conducted in West Tennessee could help cotton producers better mange seed costs in narrow row systems.
 
AgDay TV: September 19, 2006
Variable Rate Technology is becoming an important management tool for producers. In this report Tran Bui explains how a West Tennessee operation has incorporated this technology into their operation.
 
AgDay TV: September 12, 2006
Back in the late nineties, when herbicide tolerant cotton was introduced, producers started looking at new weed control options by narrowing up the row spacing. in this report Tran Bui explains how producers are using narrow row spacings to achieve better yields on their marginal ground.
 
AgDay TV: August 29, 2006
Cotton producers from the Southwest region of the Cotton Belt recently traveled to the Midsouth region for the third tour of the 2006 Cotton Foundation Producer Information Exchange Program.
 
AgDay TV: August 22, 2006
Engineers are working to improve irrgation systems by creating precision pivots that can accurately disperse water where it is most needed.
 
AgDay TV: August 15, 2006
While many americans are being distanced from agricultural production, the nationally coordinated program agriculture in the classroom reminds teachers and students of the importance of the industry.
 
AgDay TV: August 8, 2006
No one can predict mother nature and the affect she will have on the cotton growing season. In this report Tran Bui explains how unpredictable insects have been in West Tennessee this year.
 
AgDay TV: August 1, 2006
Representatives from the U.S. agricultural industry are urging the Senate Agricultural Committee to maintain current farm policy.
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Cotton Newsline: October 22, 2014
The National Cotton Council has scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt to provide its members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under the Agricultural Act of 2014.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 17, 2014
USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) has released premium rates and expected area-wide yields for the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), both of which will be available for '15 upland cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 15, 2014
In the second part of a series on crop insurance for cotton producers, Tom Zacharias, National Crop Insurance Services President, explains how legislative changes affect crop insurance products.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 10, 2014
The National Cotton Council recently testified on China’s WTO compliance at a hearing organized by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, D.C.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 8, 2014
The National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) is an international non-profit organization that represents the interests of private crop insurance companies.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 3, 2014
The U.S. and Brazil have signed an agreement resolving a decade-long trade dispute over cotton subsidies.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 1, 2014
Representative Scott (R-GA) introduced a bill that seeks to encourage ways to control the Varroa mite, a parasite that harms honey bees and has been linked to pollinator population decline.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 26, 2014
Cotton producers are reminded that sign-up for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) is underway at county Farm Service Agency offices.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 24, 2014
A memo from Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee (JCIBPC) Chairman Stan Creelman was sent to all US cotton gins reminding them to use approved bagging and bale ties as set out by the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 19, 2014
The National Cotton Council is urging USDA’S Risk Management Agency (RMA) to assure that cotton producers will be able to adjust their actual production history (APH) insurance yield for the 2015 cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 17, 2014
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a ’14-15 US cotton crop of 16.54 million bales -- 960,000 bales less than its August report.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 12, 2014
Congress has returned to Washington for a few weeks of legislating before returning to the campaign trail in October.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 10, 2014
As a reminder for cotton producers, the sign up period is underway for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program for the 2014 cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 5, 2014
A video addressing safety concerns associated with wrap removal and the John Deere Round module system is now streaming on the National Cotton Council’s quality preservation webpage.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 3, 2014
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is preparing to resume the Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks survey that was discontinued by the Census Bureau in 2011.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 29, 2014
National Cotton Council officers, directors and advisors, along with other industry leaders attending the Council’s Mid-Year Board meeting in Memphis, heard updates on farm law implementation and other key issues important to the US cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 27, 2014
The global cotton industry is gearing up for the Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 11-14, '14. Cotton Council International, Cotton Incorporated and the US cotton industry host the biennial Sourcing USA Summit, in cooperation with USDA's Foreign Agricultural Services.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 22, 2014
Twelve cotton producers from the Southeast saw cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas this week as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 20, 2014
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers through the federal crop insurance program beginning with the 2015 crop year.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 15, 2014
In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2014-15 U.S. cotton crop of 17.50 million bales. Upland production was estimated at 16.95 million bales and ELS production at 556,000 bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 13, 2014
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that sign-up for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) will be held Aug. 11 through Oct. 7.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 8, 2014
USDA announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 farm law that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 6, 2014
The Cotton LEADS™ program, launched in 2013 to demonstrate responsible growing practices for cotton, has attained more than 200 partners across the global cotton textile supply chain.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 30, 2014
Nine cotton producers from Arizona, California and New Mexico will see cotton operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee this week as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 25, 2014
Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, announced the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for US commodity crops.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 18, 2014
Thirteen Mid-South cotton producers observed cotton and other agricultural operations in California's San Joaquin Valley this week as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2014 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 16, 2014
The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management of the House Agriculture Committee, chaired by Representative Conaway (R-TX), held a hearing on the implementation of the commodity and crop insurance titles of the 2014 farm law.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 11, 2014
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2014-2015 US cotton plantings at 11.37 million acres, which is up 9.2% from 2013.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 9, 2014
With more textile mills reporting their contamination experiences to the International Textile Manufacturers Assoc. (ITMF) this year through ITMF's biennial survey, US cotton industry members are urged to make contamination prevention a high priority.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 2, 2014
Recently the National Cotton Council participated in meetings in Geneva, Switzerland with World Trade Organization (WTO) officials and ambassadors to convey information about the new US farm law’s cotton provisions.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 4, 2014
Last week, the National Cotton Council issued a bulletin informing interest organizations representing cotton shippers, marketing cooperatives, warehousemen and ginners of an initiative to help improve the flow of cotton to the market.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 27, 2014
Ed Barnes, Director of Agriculture and Environmental Research for Cotton Incorporated, joins us to discuss some of the difficulties surrounding water metrics in production agriculture.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 25, 2014
Ed Barnes, with Cotton Incorporated, joins us to discuss some cotton irrigation research programs and better management practices producers will benefit from this growing season.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 18, 2014
Cotton producers looking to control resistant weeds this season may be advised to stay the course and rely on their standard management practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 13, 2014
Cotton Council International unveiled the new COTTON USA logo in Hong Kong at an event marking the re-launch of the COTTON USA brand after 25 years.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 11, 2014
Although the Farm Bill was enacted in February, provisions that directly affect the cotton industry are still being determined.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 6, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and other materials and train experts to educate producers about several key farm law programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 4, 2014
USDA continues to move forward with activities to implement The Agricultural Act of 2014 as the House Appropriations Committee voted to advance the agriculture appropriations bill that includes $142.5 billion in total funding.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 30, 2014
The National Cotton Council is reminding its members that the Cotton LEADS™ initiative, a project of the Cotton Foundation, will help cotton compete for market share among other fibers, including man-made fiber.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 28, 2014
It is important that both the hands-on ginners and management stay current with the latest technology and issues facing the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 21, 2014
USDA released the results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership revealing total losses of managed honey bee colonies from all causes were lower for the 2013-2014 winter.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 16, 2014
In its final estimate of the 2013-2014 US cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 12.91 million bales, down from the January estimate of 13.19 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 14, 2014
In a recent Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee hearing, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, said there has been significant progress made on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, which was signed into law in February.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 9, 2014
The National Cotton Council announced tour dates and locations for its 2014 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) program last week.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 7, 2014
This year’s class members have been selected for The National Cotton Council’s Emerging Leaders Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 2, 2014
Jordan Lea, a merchant with Eastern Trading Company in Greenville, South Carolina and 2014 President of Cotton Council International (CCI) joins us to announce Cotton USA’s new campaign and re-launch.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 30, 2014
With planting season underway, cotton producers across the belt are looking for an affordable and effective way to address glyphosate resistance in their fields.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 25, 2014
USDA continues to move forward with activities to implement The Agricultural Act of 2014 as the Farm Service Agency (FSA) issues a number of notices related to the new law's implementation.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 23, 2014
Dr. Don Parker, the National Cotton Council’s manager of Integrated Pest Management, submitted a response to "Why Congress Should Care about the Beepocalypse," a commentary that appeared in Roll Call, an online newspaper that covers Capitol Hill.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 16, 2014
In its April report, USDA projected 320,000 fewer bales for the 2013 US cotton crop, now seen at 12.9 million bales based on USDA's Cotton Ginnings report, released in March.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 11, 2014
Today we are talking with Craig Brown, Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, as he shares a re-cap of the Farm Bill education meetings the Council held across the cotton belt to provide its members with a greater understanding of the new law and its provisions.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 9, 2014
In a recent testimony, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, said there has been significant progress made on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, which was signed into law in February.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 2, 2014
Dahlen Hancock, a Texas cotton producer and Cotton Council International (CCI) First Vice President, emphasized the U.S. cotton industry’s responsible production practices through a presentation at the COTTON USA Retail and Marketing Leadership Summit, held in Berlin in March.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 28, 2014
Wrapping up our series on pollinator issues, Dr. David Epstein, Senior Entomologist for USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy, joins us today to talk about the varroa mite, a pest that is directly linked to the decline in honey bee health.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 26, 2014
As a new crop season nears, cotton producers are encouraged to utilize the resources available in the National Cotton Council’s "Advancing Cotton Education" (ACE) program – as a way to enhance their crop production decisions.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 21, 2014
As part of a series on pollinator health, today we learn about the research being done to mitigate some of the threats to the honey bee population.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 19, 2014
The issues affecting pollinators and overall colony health are complex and varied.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 14, 2014
The National Cotton Council has scheduled 49 education meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states to provide its members with a greater understanding of The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 12, 2014
The National Cotton Council is reminding its members that the Cotton LEADS™ initiative, a project of the Cotton Foundation, will help cotton compete for market share among other fibers, including man-made fiber.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 7, 2014
According to the latest report released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, the global planting of biotech crops continues to grow annually.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 5, 2014
During its 47th annual meeting in Memphis last week, the National Cotton Council's Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee (JCIBPC), chaired by California ginner Stan Creelman, tackled a handful of issues concerning bale packaging test programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 26, 2014
In response to Brazil's decision to request a panel at the World Trade Organization to assess the new U.S. farm bill, the National Cotton Council’s Gary Adams says that the new Stacked Income Protection Plan was developed specifically to bring the United States into compliance with the 2008 WTO Appellate Body decision which would resolve the long-standing dispute
 
Cotton Newsline: February 21, 2014
Registration is open for the 2014 Ginner Schools.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 19, 2014
The National Cotton Council announced the schedule for the first of multiple Farm Bill education meetings to be held across the Cotton Belt.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 14, 2014
The National Cotton Council announced their new leadership last week during their annual meeting held in Washington, DC.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 12, 2014
U.S. cotton producers told the National Cotton Council they intend to plant over 11 million acres of cotton in 2014 or 8.2 percent more than in 2013 in the recent planting intentions survey.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 5, 2014
Twelve US cotton producers have been selected to participate in the 2014 National Cotton Council Policy Education Program (PEP).
 
Special Cotton Newsline: February 4, 2014
The National Cotton Council is pleased that the Senate acted swiftly to approve the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agriculture Act of 2014) and appreciates the leadership provided by Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS).
 
Cotton Newsline: January 31, 2014
On Wednesday morning the House of Representatives approved the new Farm Bill which is also referred to as the Agriculture Act of 2014.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 29, 2014
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Cotton Newsline: December 17, 2014
A Brazilian cotton delegation has caused quite a stir on its recent visit to Washington.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 15, 2014
In its January report, USDA estimated a 2013 US cotton crop of 13.19 million bales, which is up 120,000 bales from the December report.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 10, 2014
The Brazilian government agency, known as CAMEX, announced it will postpone a decision on whether to initiate retaliation against U.S. exports, as authorized under the longstanding World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute between the U.S. and Brazil.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 3, 2014
The Cotton LEADS™ program is committed to continuous improvement in farm production practices, environmental stewardship and the sharing of best practices information throughout the world's cotton producing countries.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 18, 2013
In its December report, USDA estimated a 2013-14 US cotton crop of 13.07 million bales, 40,000 bales less than the November report.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 13, 2013
The House is scheduled to depart this week without a clear decision made on the future of the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 11, 2013
Don Parker, the National Cotton Council’s manager of Integrated Pest Management, joined Patrick Johnson, a Mississippi cotton producer, and Donny Lassiter, a North Carolina cotton and peanut producer, at a recent focus group in Chicago to provide input on a Neonicotinoid Cost Benefits Study.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 6, 2013
The National Cotton Council was joined by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and USA Rice Federation in expressing appreciation of the continued efforts of the leaders and members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee to complete work on a new comprehensive, multi-year farm bill – but the groups reiterated their opposition to extending current farm law.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 4, 2013
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published the final rule amending regulations to allow for the addition of an optional cotton futures classification procedure.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 27, 2013
This week the Peruvian commission on competition and intellectual property (INDECOPI) decided not to impose a countervailing duty (CVD) on imports of U.S. cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 22, 2013
The 2014 Beltwide Cotton Ginning Conference will offer ginner attendees reports with practical applications.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2013
Farmers and ranchers who participate in Farm Service Agency programs should plan for automatic spending reductions in the coming fiscal year warns Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 15, 2013
Midwest and Southwest producers will see agricultural operations in Georgia this week, as part of the National Cotton Council’s Multi-Commodity Education Program, or MCEP.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 13, 2013
In its long awaited crop report, USDA estimated a 2013-14 US cotton crop of 13.11 million bales -- up 210,000 bales from the September report.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 8, 2013
In its initial meeting last week, the Farm Bill Conference Committee took steps in developing new farm legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 6, 2013
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia announced that the processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans has resumed.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 1, 2013
Senator Hagan of North Carolina is leading a bipartisan group of 12 Senators in urging the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee to include a provision in the 2013 farm bill that would overturn a 2009 court decision and eliminate a duplicative EPA regulation on pesticides.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 30, 2013
Conferees for the 2013 Farm Bill are scheduled to meet for the first time this week. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C., tells us what to expect from their initial meeting.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 25, 2013
USDA’s recently announced that the agency had begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants and that it will begin distributing 2013 Direct Payments and 2012 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 23, 2013
Leaders of the House Agriculture Committee and the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee met to discuss how the farm bill conference committee would proceed.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 18, 2013
The National Cotton Council and its export promotion arm, Cotton Council International, have joined with Cotton Australia and Cotton Incorporated as founding members of COTTON LEADS -- an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the responsible growing practices among U.S. and Australian cotton producers.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 16, 2013
The National Cotton Council joined other commodity organizations for a meeting with USDA officials to discuss how sequestration will affect crop marketing assistance loans.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 11, 2013
Those involved in helping cotton producers make key production and marketing-related decisions – including consultants, researchers, extension specialists, agents and industry sales and support personnel –will find an abundance of information at the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 6th through the 8th at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 9, 2013
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced several adjustments to commodity loan programs to accommodate the automatic funding reductions, also known as "sequester.”
 
Cotton Newsline: October 4, 2013
Because cotton classing is a fee-based program, classing offices will be directly affected by this week’s government-wide shut down.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 2, 2013
USDA's Commodity Credit Corp. (CCC) published in the Federal Register (FR) a proposed amendment to regulations that affect how cotton bales that are on shipping orders but not picked up by shippers are to be treated on subsequent weekly warehouse reports.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 27, 2013
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., Patrick Johnson, Jr. a Tunica, MS, cotton producer and member of the National Cotton Council’s Environmental Task Force and EPA’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Community Advisory Committee, conveyed concerns with the honeybee and pesticide registration issue in a meeting with newly confirmed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 25, 2013
Last week, the House passed a short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would provide funding for government operations through December 15th.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 20, 2013
A USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist is working with Monsanto to develop a kit that cotton growers could use to determine whether weeds in their fields are glyphosate resistant.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 18, 2013
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2013-2014 U.S. cotton crop of 12.9 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 13, 2013
The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to release proposed legislation and schedule consideration of a tax reform package later this year, according to Committee Chairman Camp of Michigan.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 11, 2013
Congress returned Monday to a full agenda and limited time in session.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 6, 2013
The National Cotton Council is encouraging producers and ginners to be aware of contamination sources.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 30, 2013
Although not considered a top priority in many agriculture operations, developing and maintaining a social media presence can prove to be beneficial to you and your company’s image.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 28, 2013
Water will always play a crucial role in cotton production. Input costs are high while weather is unpredictable.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 23, 2013
Texas cotton producers are all too familiar with water shortages, and developing ways to increase water use efficiency during the growing season has become increasingly important.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 21, 2013
In its August report, USDA projects a little over 13 million bales for this year’s US cotton crop. Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council, joins us today to break down the recent report.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 16, 2013
The National Cotton Council repeats their call for a timely Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 14, 2013
This year’s cotton crop progress is slightly behind schedule according to a recent USDA report. Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council explains the findings.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 9, 2013
The National Cotton Council recently joined nearly 100 other agriculture organizations on a letter to representatives urging them to support passage of immigration legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 7, 2013
The Senate Farm Bill conferees have been named. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council office in Washington, D.C. joins us today to explain what exactly this means for the future of the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 2, 2013
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, joins us today to talk about the USDA’s 45th Conservation Reserve Program sign up results.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 31, 2013
Nine cotton producers from Arizona and California will see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas next week as part of the National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange (PIE) program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 26, 2013
Participants in this year’s Policy Education Program (PEP) completed their second training session in Greensboro, NC last week according to John Gibson, Director of Member Services for the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 24, 2013
Thirteen cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California's San Joaquin Valley this week as part of the National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 17, 2013
Craig Brown, Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, notes the success of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program and explains the final obstacles the program faces along the Texas/Mexico border.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 12, 2013
Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council, explains USDA’s recent cotton Crop Progress Report and the factors affecting the report’s findings.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 10, 2013
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, joins us today to share some updates on the NCC’s involvement in a coalition urging for reconsideration of the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 3, 2013
The Risk Management Agency announced a streamlined and simpler approach to buying area risk protection insurance by publishing the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) final rule effective for the 2014 and succeeding crop years.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 28, 2013
Ten cotton producers from the Southeast will see cotton operations in Louisiana and Mississippi in July as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2013 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 26, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees has begun.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 21, 2013
Eight Mid-South cotton producers will see cotton operations in Georgia next week as part of the 2013 National Cotton Council's Producer Information Exchange or P.I.E. program.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 19, 2013
In its June report, USDA lowered its 2013 U.S. cotton production estimate.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 14, 2013
Texas cotton producers are all too familiar with water shortages, and developing ways to increase water use efficiency during the growing season has become increasingly important.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 12, 2013
Producers are reminded that USDA's four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ends Friday, June 14th.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 7, 2013
Water will always play a crucial role in cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 5, 2013
When looking at insect pest management strategies for cotton, Phillip Roberts, Extension Entomologist with the University of Georgia, stresses the importance of protecting older products on the market by integrating them into a program with newer technologies and practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 31, 2013
The Farm Bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee saves nearly $40 billion in mandatory funds while providing reforms to farm policy according to Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 29, 2013
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the "The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013," a bipartisan immigration reform bill, and Senators Bennet, Feinstein, Hatch, and Rubio helped broker the agreement's agricultural labor language.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 24, 2013
The National Cotton Council has scheduled dates and locations for the 2013 Producer Information Exchange, or PIE, Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 22, 2013
The National Cotton Council encourages producers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program, or DCP, or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, also known as ACRE, before the deadlines.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 17, 2013
Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Stoneville Ginners School at the USDA gin lab in Stoneville, MS, on June 4-6.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2013
In its final estimate of the 2012 US cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 17.31 million bales, up from the January estimate of 17 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 10, 2013
The National Cotton Council joined 43 other agricultural organizations in cosigning a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran supporting crop insurance and opposing provisions that would limit its effectiveness.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 2013
The 2013 Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee, or JCIBPC, Specification Review Subcommittee adopted revisions to the JCIBPC's 2012 Specifications for Cotton Bale Packaging Materials.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 3, 2013
At a recent hearing held by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in Ames, IA, National Cotton Council President and CEO Mark Lange presented testimony on the current situation regarding cotton trade with China and the impacts of China's cotton policies.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 1, 2013
The National Cotton Council has selected the first class of its new Emerging Leaders Program -- an effort aimed at ensuring the US cotton industry benefits from a continuity of sound leadership.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 26, 2013
Maintaining U.S. cotton’s positive reputation for consistency and quality in global markets requires constant improvements in grading, testing standards and technology.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 24, 2013
Herbicides featuring new technologies are hitting the market this season, and now, more than ever, it is imperative to know and follow the application requirements and instructions.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 19, 2013
When soil testing and making pre-planting decisions, using tools like the field to market calculator can help increase your sustainability, cut down costs on your farm, and maintain the health of your soil.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 16, 2013
Those wanting exposure to the newest cotton technology and innovative production practices should mark their calendars for the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 6-8 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 12, 2013
Earlier this week we discussed the economics of conventional cotton production, today we are getting a grower’s perspective on the topic.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 10, 2013
Choosing the right cotton variety can make or break your crop year, and many producers are taking a closer look at growing conventional cotton this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 5, 2013
USDA's March Prospective Plantings Report indicates US producers intend to plant 10 million acres of cotton in 2013, down roughly 19% from 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 3, 2013
Senator Patty Murray of Washington, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee or HELP, along with 10 other Democratic Senators, reintroduced a bill on March 22nd that would overhaul worker safety law.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 27, 2013
Managing weeds with a system is increasingly important in cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 22, 2013
The National Cotton Council joined a coalition of agriculture organizations on a letter to House Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell encouraging them to support immigration reform that addresses agriculture's unique workforce needs.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 20, 2013
The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation completed a successful year in 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 15, 2013
With planting season around the corner, cotton producers across the belt are looking for an affordable and effective way to address glyphosate resistance in their fields.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 13, 2013
There are not many new tools to fight glyphosate resistant weeds, there are new management strategies to pay attention to this season.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 8, 2013
Although not considered a top priority in many agriculture operations, developing and maintaining a social media presence can prove to be beneficial to you and your company’s image.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 6, 2013
Cotton producers in Texas are no stranger to the issues surrounding palmar amaranth populations, however managing glyphosate resistance can present a serious challenge for some growers.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 1, 2013
The Policy Education Program is in its 15th year of giving US cotton producers an opportunity to learn more about the National Cotton Council’s policy development and implementation process and the issues affecting the industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 27, 2013
It is important that both the hands-on ginners and management stay current with the latest technology and issues facing the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 22, 2013
The National Cotton Council's 30th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey results show US cotton producers intend to plant 9.01 million acres of cotton this spring, down 26.8% from 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 20, 2013
After compiling reports from entomologists across the cotton belt, Michael Williams, a veteran entomologist with Mississippi State University, presents the Cotton Insect Losses of 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 15, 2013
USDA Census of Agriculture forms are still being accepted. The deadline for submitting Census forms was originally February 4th, and many farmers have responded.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 13, 2013
In its February report, USDA projected the '12-13 US cotton crop to be 17 million bales, unchanged from the January report.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 8, 2013
In planning for the upcoming season, it is important to understand what pesticides are working best in your area.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 6, 2013
Land values have been on the increase across the cotton belt, and the choices you make when setting up rental agreements can directly affect your farm’s profitability.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 1, 2013
The Policy Education Program is in its 15th year of giving US cotton producers an opportunity to learn more about the National Cotton Council’s policy development and implementation process and the issues affecting the industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 30, 2013
Weather patterns among other factors affect producers and their planting decisions every year.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 25, 2013
Despite the USDA’s latest announcement of sign up dates for farm programs, including Direct Payments, it is still important to understand how direct payments influence the profitability of America’s farms.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 23, 2013
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas of Oklahoma is speaking out on 2013 crop Direct Payments.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 18, 2013
At the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas, Gaylon Morgan, state cotton agronomist with Texas A&M University, shared a re-cap of the 2012 production season and shed some light on what to expect in 2013.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 21, 2012
In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2012-13 US cotton crop of 17.26 million bales, down approximately 190,000 bales from the November report.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 19, 2012
EPA announced that its Region 5 office has taken the lead in developing a guidance document intended to provide states with a reasonable set of instructions for conducting bee kill investigations.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 14, 2012
The EPA, which has been working intensely with states to reduce the nutrient load in the Chesapeake Bay, also has turned its attention to the Mississippi River Basin.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 12, 2012
Two of the nation’s largest worker safety associations – the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Industrial Hygiene Association – are pushing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to make the injury/illness prevention program (I2P2) rule a top priority in 2013.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2012
It’s time to finalize your plans to attend the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 5, 2012
U.S. agriculture is losing a strong advocate in Representative Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri who announced her retirement from Congress on Monday.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2012
In a recent letter to Congress, the National Cotton Council, along with 34 other agricultural organizations, urged the renewal of the current estate tax provision.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 28, 2012
Party leaders have been approved for the next Congress.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 21, 2012
USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service or APHIS is urging firms exporting cotton yarn from southeastern US states to follow protocols aimed at keeping kudzu bugs out of shipments to Honduras and other Caribbean Basin importing countries.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2012
In its November crop report, the USDA projects a 2012-2013 US cotton crop of 17.45 million bales, up 160,000 bales from their October report.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 14, 2012
The USDA's Memphis office for Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, or APHIS, has completed an electronic signature trial, which began in 2010 for Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking also known as PCIT certificates for baled cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 9, 2012
Currently, nearly ninety percent of cotton, corn and soybean acreage in the United States is planted with seed varieties containing biotechnology, and the United States is the largest producer and exporter of crops derived from biotechnology.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 7, 2012
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia urged farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Sandy to keep thorough records of all losses.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 2, 2012
As a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, all facilities, including cotton gins and cottonseed storage facilities, that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption within the United States or foreign facilities that export to the United States must re-register in even numbered years beginning with 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 31, 2012
Now that we are well into the harvest season, it is important to sample cotton fields for nematodes, especially problematic fields.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 26, 2012
The Federal Colony Collapse Disorder Steering Committee recently hosted a 2-day National Stakeholder Conference in Alexandria, Virginia, seeking input on issues involving honey bee health.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 24, 2012
This November, Californians will vote on Proposition 37, the Genetically Engineered Foods Right to Know Act, which would require labeling of food products made from genetically engineered crops.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 19, 2012
The National Cotton Council has launched the Emerging Leaders Program, an effort aimed at ensuring the US cotton industry benefits from a continuity of sound leadership.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 17, 2012
In its October crop report, the USDA estimated a 2012-13 US cotton crop of 17.29 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 12, 2012
Cotton producers will find an abundance of information aimed at increasing their profitability at the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 7th through the 10th at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 10, 2012
The National Cotton Council is encouraging ginner participation in two harvest season initiatives - contamination prevention and bale packaging test programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 5, 2012
Apparel manufacturers from eight Western Hemisphere countries got a close look at US cotton yarn and fabric production as part of Cotton Council International's 2012 COTTON USA Uniform & Manufacturers Tour.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 3, 2012
Cotton producers in the Mid-South are benefitting from the EPA’s recent Section 18 emergency approval of the pesticide, sulfoxaflor.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 28, 2012
U.S. cotton industry leaders met this week with senior U.S. government officials to discuss the serious financial losses accruing in all industry segments as a result of massive defaults on cotton export contracts.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 26, 2012
Planting cover crops can increase soil health and productivity on your farm.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2012
In its September crop report, the USDA estimated a 2012-2013 US cotton crop of approximately 17 million bales, down 540,000 bales from its August report.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 19, 2012
The National Cotton Council is urging ginners to help in an industry wide contamination prevention effort at their gins.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2012
The National Cotton Ginners’ Association submitted comments on the EPA’s proposed rule for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter or PM.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 12, 2012
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences Steering Committee, chaired by Mississippi producer and ginner Kenneth Hood, recently discussed programming topics for the 2013 conference.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 7, 2012
The Cotton Board oversees the cotton industry’s check-off program. Assessments are collected from cotton producers and importers of cotton apparel.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 5, 2012
Cotton farmers have been using on board moduling systems for several ginning seasons.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 31, 2012
The National Cotton Council recently joined a coalition of 46 US agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of Congress' need to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 29, 2012
The EPA recently published a proposal online, jointly developed with the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, outlining a quantitative approach to determining a pesticide's potential hazard to bees.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 24, 2012
Eight cotton producers from Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi saw cotton operations in Texas on August 20th through the 23rd in the 2012 National Cotton Council's Producer Information Exchange program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 22, 2012
A Contamination Prevention Alert from the National Cotton Council was recently issued with the aim of urging producers, ginners, warehousers and their employees to pay particular attention to contamination prevention this harvest season.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 17, 2012
Cotton textile industry leaders from across the world will convene at Terranea® in Rancho Palos Verdes, California November 13-16 for the 2012 Sourcing USA Summit.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 15, 2012
Cotton output in the United States, the world’s biggest exporter, will be 3.8 percent higher than forecast last month as the crop in Texas rebounds according to the recent USDA August crop report.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 10, 2012
A contingent of thirteen Sunbelt farmers saw agricultural operations in North Dakota and Minnesota on Aug. 6-9 as part of the National Cotton Council’s Multi-Commodity Education Program or MCEP.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 8, 2012
Last week the House passed legislation that would provide disaster assistance to livestock producers by reinstating a livestock and forage indemnity program that compensates for losses related to adverse weather that expired in Sept. ’11.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2012
The EPA extended the deadline by which owners or operators of a farm must prepare for and implement a SPCC Plan from November 10, 2011 to May 10, 2013.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 1, 2012
Kirk Andrews, Associate Director of the Fiber Competition Division of Program Development for Cotton Incorporated, is working with his department on developing software at the web, mobile, and PC application levels to increase efficiency in flow, profitability, and functionality within the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 6, 2012
The National Cotton Council has scheduled dates and locations for the 2012 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 1, 2012
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) formally introduced The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (S. 3240) that was approved 16-5 by the full Committee on April 26.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 30, 2012
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council reminds producers that enrollment for the ’12 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) ends on June 12, ’12.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 25, 2012
Vaughn Jordan, International Program Director and Director of the Western Hemisphere for Cotton Council International says as part of a COTTON USA Special Trade Mission, textile executives from five Western Hemisphere countries will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt June 9-16.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 23, 2012
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says USDA projects US ’12-13 production to be 17 million bales in its May Report.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 18, 2012
Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee introduced H.R. 4965, a bill to prohibit the Administration from finalizing or implementing guidance which would significantly broaden the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
 
Cotton Newsline: May 16, 2012
The Textile and Apparel Alliance for the TPP (TAAT) expressed deep appreciation to the 76 US Representatives who sent a letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Ron Kirk stressing the need for job-creating textile rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
 
Cotton Newsline: May 11, 2012
The US Dept. of Labor announced that it is withdrawing the entire proposed rule dealing with children under the age of 16 working in agriculture.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 9, 2012
The Senate Appropriations Committee favorably reported (28-1) the FY13 agriculture appropriations bill which provides $20.8 billion in discretionary funds for operations and programs under the jurisdiction of USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and related programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 4, 2012
The NCC extended its appreciation to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee and Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) for producing a farm bill that includes provisions supported by the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 2, 2012
Texas cotton producer Woody Anderson testified at the Dodge City, KS Farm Bill Hearing.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 27, 2012
Texas planted approximately 7.7 million acres of cotton in 2011, of which 2.1 million never germinated or germinated late in the season.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 25, 2012
Bob Glodt, Plainview, TX Ag Consultant and Researcher for AgriSearch says this past year was the hardest year he has ever seen in terms of the environment, setting records as the hottest, driest and possibly windiest year on record.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 20, 2012
The 2011 cotton season was unique from previous years when looking at insect loss; says Michael Williams, Retired Entomologist from Mississippi State.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 18, 2012
Robbie Minnich Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says Beekeepers are petitioning EPA to ban the use of a pesticide used in cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2012
Sens. Moran (R-KS) and Thune (R-SD), along with 36 bipartisan cosponsors, introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 11, 2012
The EPA extended the deadline date from Nov. 10, ’11 to May 10, ’13 by which owners or operators of a farm must prepare or amend and implement an Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Program Plan (SPCC).
 
Cotton Newsline: April 4, 2012
House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) said he believes the budget approved by the House Budget Committee on a near-party line vote (19-18) will be approved by the House.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 30, 2012
The NCC joined with the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Apparel & Footwear Assoc. on a letter to Senators urging their strong support of Export Import Bank (Bank) Reauthorization legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 28, 2012
Cotton industry leadership and staff of the NCC, American Cotton Shippers Assoc. and AMCOT participated in meetings with officials from USDA, the Office of the US Trade Representative and the State Dept.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 23, 2012
A coalition is pushing for pro-job textile rules in the Trans Paccific Partnership of TPP.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 21, 2012
On March 5, Don Cameron, producer in Helm, CA and the National Cotton Council’s Western Regional Director, addressed a two-day plenary session of USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
 
Cotton Newsline: March 16, 2012
The U.S. cotton industry believes a revenue insurance program that supplements existing insurance products would provide an important and affordable tool -- especially given the weather uncertainties and risks that farmers face.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has announced revised loan rate ranges and base-quality ranges for upland cotton strength and length uniformity, and changes to the staple lengths for which distinct color and leaf loan rate differentials are provided.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 9, 2012
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says Council leadership recently met with administration officials and congressional staff.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 7, 2012
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging committee had its 45th annual meeting last week in Memphis, TN.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 2, 2012
Registration is now open for the 2012 Ginner Schools. The Southwest Ginners School in Lubbock, TX will be held March 26-28; the Western Ginners School in Las Cruces, NM – takes place May 8-10; and the Stoneville Ginners School in Stoneville, MS – will be on June 12-14.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 29, 2012
As part of a continuing effort to build a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that meets the evolving needs of a 21st century agricultural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack informed Congress that in 90 days he plans to approve consolidation of 131 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices with other USDA service centers, consistent with provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 24, 2012
he National Cotton Council has developed the STAX plan, an area wide shallow loss revenue insurance plan as well as modifications to the marketing loan.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 22, 2012
The Administration’s FY13 budget proposal submitted to Congress, though it will not be adopted, provides an indication of the Administration’s priorities and will set the initial tone for the FY13 budget debate.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 17, 2012
Crop insurance is key to farm policy says Mark Lange, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council pointing out the importance of timely payments to growers.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 15, 2012
The National Cotton Council mailed a survey in mid-December 2011 to producers across the 17-state Cotton Belt, asking for their intended 2012 cotton acreage as well as for their intended plantings of other crops in 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 10, 2012
On Sept. 2, ’11, the DOL published and invited public comments on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its proposed child labor rule.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 8, 2012
Robbie Minnich Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says NCC Vice Chairman Chuck Coley, a Vienna, GA, producer, and American Cotton Producers Chairman Jimmy Dodson, Robstown, TX joined 12 other farm and commodity organizations in meetings to discuss policy priorities, to hear the perspectives of key policymakers and to work toward consensus on future US farm policy.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 3, 2012
Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) Michael Scuse announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 1, 2012
Robbie Seals, Director of the Grading Division with USDA AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs says there were some regional differences in the quality of the 2011 U.S. cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 27, 2012
The National Cotton Council’s Environmental Task Force met in Washington, DC, to address pollinators and their impact on cotton pesticide registrations.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 25, 2012
Field to Market, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has named Fred Luckey the first chairman of the alliance.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 20, 2012
This year is the 60th year for the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 18, 2012
There was some excitement from cotton producers going into the 2011 season.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 13, 2012
At the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Terry Townsend presented a long term economic outlook for the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 11, 2011
Looking at the cotton market, Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, says the biggest question is with the overall demand situation.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 28, 2011
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says the USDA announced Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) funding for FY12.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 21, 2011
Earlier this month, the WTO held their regularly scheduled ministerial meeting in Geneva.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 16, 2011
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences are a unique opportunity for all those in the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 14, 2011
John Lindamood, producer on a family farm in Tiptonville, TN, produces cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans while also running a gin.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 9, 2011
The National Cotton Council co-signed comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise child labor regulations in agricultural and non-agricultural occupations, including regulations for determining and assessing civil penalties in child labor enforcement proceedings.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2011
The House Energy & Commerce Committee voted favorably on H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 2, 2011
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says the Progressive Business Conferences conducted an audio conference on Thursday, Dec. 1, on EPA's “SPCC Program Requirements: Compliance Guidelines for Your Facility.”
 
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2011
There is an array of topics to be discussed in the workshops offered as part of the production conference at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 23, 2011
The General Session of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences will begin at 8 am Wednesday, January 4th.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 18, 2011
The Agriculture Committees have been hard at work for several weeks working to come up with farm policy recommendations to forward to the Joint Deficit Committee.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2011
Facing a severe time restriction and difficult budget and trade limitations, U.S. cotton producer leaders boldly guided the development of and industry-wide approval of dramatically new farm policy.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 11, 2011
It appears that the U.S. agriculture industry will more than likely incur a cut of approximately 30% from the base line that CBO has provided.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 9, 2011
The 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conferences begin Tuesday, January 3rd in Orlando, FL.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 4, 2011
2011 was a tough year for Texas cotton growers.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 2, 2011
The 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conferences are coming up, January 3rd through the 6th in Orlando, FL.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 28, 2011
The Senate has had under consideration all week a mini-omnibus appropriations measure (the “minibus” H.R. 2112) that includes the FY12 agriculture appropriations measure.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 26, 2011
The 2012 Betlwide Cotton Conference will be January 3rd through the 6th.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 21, 2011
Rep. Neugebauer (R-TX) has introduced the Crop Risk Options Plan (CROP) Act, Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says this bill would amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act in order to provide producers with the opportunity to purchase an area-wide policy that would cover all or a portion of the deductible under their individual policy.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 19, 2011
The EPA is looking to extend the Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure or SPCC deadline from November 10, 2011 to May 10, 2013 giving only farmers an 18 month extension to meet the guidelines.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 14, 2011
The NCC issued a statement welcoming the news that the enabling legislation necessary for Congress to approve the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was formally transmitted to Congress – saying the US cotton industry urges immediate approval of the legislation by the House and Senate.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 12, 2011
China currency legislation has advanced in the Senate and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are scheduled for votes in the House and Senate this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 7, 2011
The NCC submitted comments to a Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 5, 2011
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says the President sent a $4.4 trillion deficit-reduction plan to Congress.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 30, 2011
The Cotton Foundation VISION 21 Project is funded by Monsanto and John Deere. The project included the participation of the National Cotton Council, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 28, 2011
The dispute between LightSquared Inc. and global positioning system device manufacturers recently shifted back to Congress.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 23, 2011
During the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year Board meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously adopted a farm policy proposal.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2011
Early room reservations for the ’12 Beltwide Cotton Conferences now can be made through Oct. 31 – as a special benefit for NCC and Cotton Foundation members only.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 16, 2011
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says as the harvesting and ginning season gets underway, ginners and warehousers are encouraged to make sure the software they use to assign bale tare weights is up to date.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2011
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY12 agricultural appropriations bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 9, 2011
EPA's Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program requires farms and other regulated facilities to prepare a SPCC Plan to prevent oil spills into US waters.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 7, 2011
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson reminded producers about upcoming deadlines for disaster assistance.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 2, 2011
Dale Thompson, Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council, says country specific phytosanitary requirement information is moving from Purdue University's EXCERPT system to a new location on the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance & Tracking (PCIT) website.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 31, 2011
The National Cotton Council believes that sound farm policy is essential to the economic viability of the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 26, 2011
With a very wet sprint in the Mid-South, many producers experienced delayed planting.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 24, 2011
Environmental Issues continue to be an important focus of the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 19, 2011
Environmental Issues continue to be an important focus of the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 17, 2011
In its August crop report, USDA released their first survey based estimate for the 2011 US cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 12, 2011
Congress recently adjourned for its August recess leaving many outstanding issues to be addressed upon their return on September 6.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 10, 2011
Rep. Nunes (R-CA) introduced the Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 5, 2011
The Producer Information Exchange Program or PIE Tour enables cotton producers to gain a new perspective in fundamental practices throughout the cotton belt by observing firsthand the unique ways their peers use new and existing technology.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2011
The House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, chaired by Rep. Conaway (R-TX) conducted a hearing to review programs authorized by Title I of the ’08 farm law and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 2011
The EPA mandated Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure rule requires that oil storage facilities with a capacity of over 1,320 gallons must make structural improvements to prevent spills.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 27, 2011
Producers have until Friday, July 29, 2011, to apply for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 22, 2011
he House of Representatives has been busy working to try and restrict some of the actions of EPA.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2011
In its July report, USDA projects US ’11-12 cotton production at 16.00 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 15, 2011
Earlier this year, a company by the name of Light Squared, proposed a new satellite based wireless broadband network.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 13, 2011
Congressman Alan Nunnelee met with about 15 farmers and other businesspeople at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Station in Verona, MS.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 8, 2011
The ongoing Doha negotiations within the WTO, continues to be monitored as effort is put forth to move forward on a “scaled back” agreement targeted for December of this year says Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 6, 2011
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2011 US cotton plantings at 13.73 million acres.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 1, 2011
Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, says in addition to weak yarn demand, there is growing concern among global cotton spinners over India’s willingness and ability to sell cotton yarn at sharply lower prices than comparable qualities from other countries.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 29, 2011
According to the Journal of Commerce, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will delay the release of its controversial new truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rules until October.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 24, 2011
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) recently held the organizational meeting of the 8th two-year term for the panel in Washington, DC.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 22, 2011
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gensler said that most of the agency's 51 proposed rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be changed before they are submitted to a final CFTC vote.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2012 Ag Appropriations Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 15, 2011
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson invited representatives of major commodity groups to a meeting at USDA.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 10, 2011
Western lawmakers introduced legislation aimed at reducing environmental litigation.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 8, 2011
Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says The House Financial Services Committee amended and subsequently passed legislation that would delay implementation of a major portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, until Sept. ’12.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 2, 2011
The House Appropriations Committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would shave billions of dollars in agriculture spending and cut farm subsidies.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 1, 2011
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held its first ’12 farm bill hearing last week.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 27, 2011
According to Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairman Stabenow and nine other panel members expressed their concerns with the on-going budget negotiations in a letter to the president.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 25, 2011
The 2011 crop year bale packaging specifications adopted by the National Cotton Council Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee were approved by USDA for Commodity Credit Corp or CCC loan program purposes.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 20, 2011
Due to the ongoing strong post-harvest demand for U.S. raw cotton, the National Cotton Council is increasing its emphasis on improving the flow of lint from the gin to the textile mill.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 18, 2011
Several parts of the Cotton Belt are experiencing very disastrous planting seasons.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 13, 2011
At a joint hearing of the House Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources, members questioned officials of USDA, EPA, the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) about the impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on pesticide use.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 11, 2011
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) reports that the railroads now have plans to spend millions of dollars to expand rail and port capacity.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 6, 2011
Flooding remains a big concern in several states where days of rain have caused rising rivers to flood many areas along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. 
 
Cotton Newsline: May 4, 2011
The excess rain has put many farmers in the Mid-South behind schedule this planting season.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 29, 2011
Eleven textile industry leaders from Turkey will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt on May 7-17.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 27, 2011
As of April 24th, the latest USDA report that tracks cotton plantings are standing at 13 percent complete.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 20, 2011
The National Cotton Council joined a letter with 11 other agricultural and commodity organizations to Senators urging them to co-sponsor S.700, which was introduced by Senators Stabenow of Michigan, Roberts and Moran of Kansas and Klobuchar of Minnesota.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 15, 2010
After March of 2008, it was clear that all segments of the cotton industry were hurting.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2011
On April 5 House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, released a comprehensive budget proposal for Fiscal year 2012.
 
Cotton Newslinew: April 8, 2011
The cotton market appears to be on an uptick with prices steady around $2.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 6, 2011
The National Cotton Council is deeply concerned by the extent of the cuts to commodity, conservation and nutrition programs proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 1, 2011
A Louisiana delegation consisting of Jess Barr, Executive Vice President of the Louisiana Cotton and Grain Association, Brian Breaux, Associate Commodity Director for Louisiana Farm Bureau and four producers, traveled to Washington, D. C. to meet with their Congressmen and Senators as well as some of their Congressional Aids that work directly with agriculture issues.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 30, 2011
Climate Variability was the topic Georgia Producer, Ronnie Lee was asked to speak about at an Agriculture Landscapes Forum, which was the last of six regional hearings conducted by the Farm Foundation on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 
 
Cotton Newsline: March 25, 2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson visited California this week, where she met with state and local agriculture and business leaders
 
Cotton Newsline: March 23, 2011
Following a 2010 agreement with EPA, Bayer agreed to phase out Temik®.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 18, 2011
Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture held a markup on the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 (H.R. 872).
 
Cotton Newsline: March 16, 2011
The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson as the sole witness.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 11, 2011
Resistance to agricultural pest control products, whether the pest is an insect or a weed, is a problem for the entire agricultural community.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 9, 2011
WTO Director Generay Pascal Lamy has warned that time is running out for securing a breakthrough in the Doha Round of trade talks.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 4, 2011
At the annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C., USDA economists offered insights into their outlook for the 2011 cotton market.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 2, 2011
A lot of research has been conducted to demonstrate effective weed management in a proactive way
 
Cotton Newsline: February 25, 2011
Many farmers are dealing with challenges regarding herbicide weed resistance.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 23, 2011
After three days of intense debate, the House was nearing completion of a $1.2 trillion Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund agencies and programs for the remainder of FY11.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 18, 2011
The Cottonseed Pilot Endorsement for crop insurance arose from the producers inability to protect the potential income they receive from the co-product of cotton, cottonseed, on their farm, says Shawn Wade, Director of Communications for Plains Cotton Growers.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 16, 2011
In its February crop report, USDA left the 2010’-11’ crop unchanged, however the world crop estimate was lower than the January report estimate.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 11, 2011
In the previously enacted healthcare law, there is a provision that mandates the reporting of 1099s for any trade or business that pays $600 or more to a non-employee for services performed during the calendar year, beginning in 2012.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 9, 2011
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the next general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, will begin on March 14, 2011 and continue through April 15, 2011.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 5, 2011
The National Cotton Council’s economist, Gary Adams, says a tight supply and demand situation coupled with continued pressure from competing crops for the coming year is consistent with cotton prices above historical norms.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 5, 2011
The National Cotton Council mailed a survey mid-December 2010 to producers across the 17 Cotton Belt states asking for their intended 2011 cotton acres.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 2, 2010
There are several challenges for cotton, both in existing markets and new markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 28, 2011
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that genetically modified alfalfa can be planted “without conditions.”
 
Cotton Newsline: January 26, 2010
The 2010 cotton crop received some of the highest classing grades for color in years.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 21, 2010
With a tight budget situation in Washington, a lot of pressure to cut farm program payments is expected.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 19, 2010
At the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Guy Collins, extension cotton agronomist for the University of Georgia, started his review of the 2010 cotton crop by saying that most farmers had a good start.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 14, 2011
A house is full of cotton from the curtains, sheets and towels to the clothes in your closet.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 12, 2011
Looking into 2011, Washington will be seeing many changes as a result of the elections in November 2010.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 29, 2010
A number of national agriculture and livestock groups, including the National Cotton Council, have launched a coalition to facilitate joint efforts to counter several proposed EPA initiatives aimed at reducing nutrient pollution in waterways under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
 
Cotton Newsline: December 22, 2010
The Beltwide Cotton Conference is only 2 weeks away, January 4th through the 7th in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 17, 2010
The Beltwide Cotton Conference general session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5th at 8 am.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 15, 2010
Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, Robbie Minnich, says the Senate voted on two forms of legislation that would repeal a new requirement that businesses file IRS Form 1099 whenever they pay more than $600 to an individual vendor.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 10, 2010
The Betwide Cotton Conference is January 4th through 7th in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 8, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice on October 19, 2010 announcing its intention to change its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure standards and enforcement.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 3, 2010
The Beltwide Cotton Conference dates back to 1947.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 1, 2010
If estate taxes are allowed to be reinstated at the beginning of 2011, with only a $1 million exemption and top rate of 55 percent, Taylor Slade, cotton and peanut producer in Williamston, NC says U.S. agriculture will be affected very negatively.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 24, 2010
A comprehensive deficit and debt reduction plan entitled, Restoring America’s Future, was released by the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 19, 2010
Cotton Newsline: November 19, 2010
 
Cotton Newsline: November 17, 2010
The Beltwide Cotton Conference serves as an umbrella for all disciplines of cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 12, 2010
In its November report, USDA lowered the upland cotton estimate to 17.9 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 10, 2010
The Cotton Consultants Conference at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences features presentations to help the cotton consultant and others involved in agronomic and pest management decision-making.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 5, 2010
Producing a marketable cotton bale involves more than pressing, tying and bagging lint.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 3, 2010
In the last several days the National Cotton Council, along with representatives of NCTO, ACSA and AMCOT, met with Administration officials regarding India’s cotton exports.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 29, 2010
Coordinated by the National Cotton Council and cooperating partners, the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference will bring together individuals from all segments of the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 27, 2010
USDA will soon publish an interim rule in the Federal Register to establish the Crop Assistance Program or CAP.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 22, 2010
The Washington Post published an editorial regarding the U.S. cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 20, 2010
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications in NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 15, 2010
In its October crop report, USDA increased the 2010-2011 U.S. crop estimate by 30,000 bales from its September report.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 13, 2010
Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton council, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that during October, USDA will distribute approximately $1.9 billion in annual Conservation Reserve Program or CRP payments and $3.8 billion in final ’10 direct payments.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 8, 2010
Earlier this year, the International Textile Manufacturers Federation released its “Cotton Contamination Survey 2009.”
 
Cotton Newsline: October 6, 2010
Farmers are closely monitoring a longstanding and recurring debate over whether to clamp down on “rural fugitive-dust.”
 
Cotton Newsline: October 1, 2010
The House of Representatives passed currency reform legislation before adjourning for a recess leading up to the November elections.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 29, 2010
Leaders from throughout the global cotton industry are set to converge in California for the sixth biennial Sourcing USA Summit, hosted by Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 24, 2010
International Cotton Advisory Committee or ICAC is an intergovernmental body that organizes the representatives from member countries, countries that produce or use cotton around the word.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 22, 2010
Blanch Lincoln and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss have scheduled a Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing with Administrator Lisa Jackson of the EPA for this coming Thursday.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 17, 2010
In its September report, USDA raised both mill use and export estimates.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 15, 2010
USDA released updated estimates for both U.S. and world cotton production in its September crop report.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 10, 2010
Research and extension entomologists from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee worked with the National Cotton Council to give EPA representatives information regarding tarnished plant bugs and the high numbers they have encountered during the last three years.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 8, 2010
Cotton breeders are often pressed for time having to cover numerous cotton plots in a short amount of time.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 3, 2010
In Southwest Oklahoma researchers have been evaluating variable rate systems for harvest aids
 
Cotton Newsline: September 1, 2010
Matt Coley, a Vienna, GA, cotton producer had an opportunity to speak with Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS Chief Dave White regarding resistant weeds such as pigweed while White was in Albany, GA, with Representative Bishop to discuss the Agriculture Water Enhancement Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 27, 2010
Ranking Member Lucas of Oklahoma, along with six of his colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee, introduced H.R. 6087 companion bill to S 3735.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 25, 2010
In its August report, USDA gave the full balance sheet for U.S. and world cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 20, 2010
The 2009 growing season was the start of a study to look at non-conventional ways to apply conventional harvesting equipment at different stages of cotton crop maturity.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 18, 2010
Senator Hagan of North Carolina and Senator Graham of South Carolina introduced to the Senate the Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2010.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 13, 2010
The National Cotton Council just completed this year’s Southeast Producer Information Exchange Program or PIE Tour. 
 
Cotton Newsline: August 11, 2010
Earlier this week the Congressional Quarterly Publication published a rather lengthy article on cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 6, 2010
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Lincoln continues to work to move disaster assistance legislation for the 2009 crop losses through Congress.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 4, 2010
The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program or SURE is a disaster program that was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 30, 2010
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program or CRP will begin on August 2.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 28, 2010
According to Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanch Lincoln has successfully identified a new legislative vehicle for a $2 billion ad hoc disaster aid package covering 2009 crop loses.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 23, 2010
On June 4th the EPA published in the federal register a draft pesticide general permit.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 21, 2010
As part of his initiative to double US exports in five years, President Obama said he wants to move on three free trade agreements (FTAs).
 
Cotton Newsline: July 16, 2010
In its July report, USDA projects 2010-2011 U.S. cotton production to be 18.3 million bales, up 1.6 million bales from last month’s report.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 14, 2010
On June 30 the House approved to overhaul financial services regulation.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 9, 2010
The Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS recently announced a new Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 7, 2010
Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council, Dale Thompson, says the bale packaging specifications for the 2010 crop year adopted by the Council’s Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee have been approved by USDA for Commodity Credit Corporation loan program purposes.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 2, 2010
In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Eddie Smith stressed that stable farm policy is essential for the US cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 30, 2010
Last week after a lengthy session, the House and Senate conferees agreed to a far-reaching overhaul of statutes governing financial markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 25, 2010
Researchers have been testing the use of natural-fiber products such as cotton in remediating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 23, 2010
Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, Robbie Minnich, says the Council is providing its cotton producer members with targeted conservation program information.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 18, 2010
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack released the final draft of a new crop insurance Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) which is the agreement between the federal government and the companies about how crop insurance is administered.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 16, 2010
With the Gulf of Mexico oil spill reviving prospects for energy debate in the Senate this summer.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 11, 2010
In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that EPA had the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, provided the EPA finds that such pollution endangers human health and the environment.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 9, 2010
In 2006 the EPA put out a rule stating certain pesticide applications over or into waters would be exempt from permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) as long as the FIFRA label was followed.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 4, 2010
The Producer Information Exchange Program, or PIE, exposes producers to innovative production practices other than their own.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 2, 2010
This is the 24th year of the Cotton Ginners School.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 28, 2010
The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial May 21st related to the ongoing dispute between the United States and Brazil regarding the Cotton and Export Credit Guarantee Programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 26, 2010
The WTO agricultural negotiating committee met this week in Geneva to discuss developments in the Doha round.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 21, 2010
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program or EQIP is the largest program covering the most conservation practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 19, 2010
There are a lot of programs and options offered by USDA to assist cotton farmers.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 14, 2010
Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council says the final rule designating Kansas, Virginia and Florida as cotton-producing states for purposes of representation on the cotton Board was published in the Federal Register.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 12, 2010
The International Textile Manufacturers Federation or ITMF does a survey every other year on cotton contamination.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 7, 2010
Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, Craig Brown, says the House Agriculture Committee scheduled field hearings to review U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 5, 2010
Representative Oberstar of Minnesota recently introduced the America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act, HR 5088, which would change the scope of the current Clean Water Act.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 30, 2010
Eddie Smith, Chairman of the National Cotton Council, traveled to Washington D.C. this week to make contacts with key Congressional leaders and members of the Administration.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 28, 2010
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved a bill designed to bring transparency to derivatives trading.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 23, 2010
To position itself for the 21st Century, the U.S. cotton industry is examining itself from field to fabric.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 21, 2010
USDA has announced some changes to the fees that will be charged for use of the Export Credit Guarantee Program also known as the GSM – 102 program.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 16, 2010
The National Cotton Council joined together with other national agriculture organizations in cosigning a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Republican Leader McConnell regarding the possible reinstatement of the estate tax in 2011.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 14, 2010
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, NCC Chairman Eddie Smith stressed the importance of preserving the agricultural baseline budget.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 9, 2010
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Lincoln and Ranking Member Chambliss along with 28 Senators, sent a letter expressing appreciation for the Risk Management Agency or RMA’s willingness to reconsider its previous proposals as the Standard Reinsurance Agreement or SRA renegotiation proceeds.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 7, 2010
Brazil had announced some weeks ago their intentions of retaliation in the ongoing trade dispute.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 01, 2010
The USDA released their March Prospective Plantings report for the 2010-11 U.S. cotton season.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 31, 2010
Senators Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Pat Roberts of Kansas, ranking member and senior member of the Agriculture Committee, respectively, sent a letter to the President opposing budget cuts to farm programs in a tough economy.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 25, 2010
The chairmen of six major commodity organizations – cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, grain sorghum and rice – were called to Washington today to meet with Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsak and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 24, 2010
The National Cotton Council submitted letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee’s on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 19, 2010
The USDA numbers indicate that at the beginning of the marketing year there were approximately 62 million bales of cotton stock globally.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 17, 2010
Executive Director of Cotton Council International, Allen Terhaar, says President Obama announced that the US is setting a goal of doubling its exports with in five years.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 12, 2010
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will issue approximately $121 million in partial 2009 crop counter-cyclical payments to producers with upland cotton and peanut base acres enrolled in USDA’s Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 10, 2010
In retaliation to an arbitration panel finding rendered in 2009, President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, Gary Adams, says that Brazil announced approximately 100 products on which they are going to impose higher tariffs.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 5, 2010
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee announced at its 43rd annual meeting that the ’09 bale packaging specifications had been modified.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 3, 2010
This year will mark the 23rd year of the Ginner Schools.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 26, 2010
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has targeted the Senate jobs bill in an attempt to guarantee more water for struggling farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, regardless of restrictions imposed by the Endangered Species Act or ESA.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 24, 2010
The National Cotton Council expressed concern that the Supreme Court’s determination to allow a clearly incorrect lower court decision to stand would have significant negative repercussions on US agriculture.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 19, 2010
Each year, some taxpayers receive a CCC-1099-G from the Internal Revenue Service.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 17, 2010
The National Cotton Council along with American Farm Bureau and other Agriculture groups filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking for a rehearing of the NCC verses EPA case in the 6th circuit court of appeals.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 12, 2010
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, The National Cotton Council recommended that USDA make the determination of the advance counter-cyclical payment (CCP) for ’09 upland cotton on February 26th after the release of the Agriculture Prices report.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 10, 2010
President Obama issued his fiscal year 2011 budget proposal to congress last week.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 6, 2010
The National Cotton Council has prepared their annual economic outlook for the 2010 US and global cotton markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 5, 2010
Each year the National Cotton Council conducts a survey of producers to determine acreage intentions for the coming season.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 3, 2010
The National Cotton Council joined more than 130 agriculture interest organizations in communicating their support for the Murkowski Resolution of Disapproval.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 29, 2010
Executive Vice President of the Agriculture Council of Arkansas, Don Alexander, expresses his appreciation to Senators Lincoln and Chambliss for cosponsoring the Murkowski Resolution of Disapproval.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 27, 2010
Larry McClendon, producer from Mariana, Arkansas says there has been a lot of anxiety regarding the proposal allowing the EPA to have authority over and input on Cap & Trade & Climate Change issues.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 22, 2010
The National Cotton Council was joined by 137 other commodity and agricultural organizations in declaring support for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s introduction of a resolution opposing EPA’s current plan to regulate carbon dioxide and other green house gases.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 20, 2010
Up until the late 90s there were two primary herbicides being used, gramoxone and roundup then there was a transition into almost exclusively using roundup.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 15, 2010
As the cotton industry heads into 2010, it appears that the worst of the economic downturn is over, says Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, Gary Adams as he points out the upward trend in prices during 2009, gaining between 20 to 25 cents over the course of the year.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 13, 2010
Jimmy Webb, producer in Leary, Georgia has used the Environment Quality Incentives Program, or EQUIP, on his farm for the past five years.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 30, 2009
In 2008 a problem was identified in the areas of South Texas that never get a freeze to kill the cotton
 
Cotton Newsline: December 23, 2009
Through the CRP program there is an opportunity to participate in the field border, or buffer program.
 
Cottton Newsline: December 18, 2009
This week, the Senate Commerce Committee passed rail reform legislation known as the Surface Transportation Board or STB reauthorization bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 16, 2009
There was some concern about the loss of access by U.S. mills to competitively priced cotton when the step two program was ruled in violation of our commitments and removed from the farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 11, 2009
Senior Agriculture Specialist at Capital One Bank, Leo Nelson, said Louisiana cotton producers, after enduring Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008, were hit again in 2009 with above average rainfall at harvest causing substantial costs to this season’s cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 9, 2009
Due to the late harvest delays over much of the cotton belt, Bill Robertson, Beltwide Cotton Conference Coordinator says they have extended the conference registration to December 23.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 4, 2009
Yesterday, Representatives Travis Childers of Mississippi and Marion Berry of Arkansas introduced legislation to provide emergency disaster assistance to the Mid-South, Southwest and neighboring states due to mounting financial losses due to the devastating weather conditions.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 2, 2009
The area along the Gulf Coast in Texas had a late start in boll weevil eradication.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 25, 2009
The southeast portion of the cotton belt has completed boll weevil eradication and Louisiana only trapped 18 weevils this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 20, 2009
In August, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Arbitration Panel in the Brazil case came down with finding on damages awarded to Brazil on both the U.S. cotton program and the U.S. export credit guarantee program.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 18, 2009
NCC recently submitted comments to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Services or NRCS regarding the Conservation Stewardship Program or CSP.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 13, 2009
There are several markets developing with the use of cotton nonwovens.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 11, 2009
Last week, NCC Chairman Hardwick, met with key Members of Congress and staff, including Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Lincoln and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Peterson along with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency staff.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 6, 2009
Joe Steiner, a vice president for the American Soybean Association, had the opportunity to travel to Lubbock, TX to participate in the Multi Commodities Exchange Program or MCEP tour.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 4, 2009
The H2-A program was established to help the domestic agriculture industry find workers outside the United States.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 30, 2009
The Mid-South and parts of the Southeast have had an unusually large amount of rain this fall.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 28, 2009
Farmers across the Mid-South and parts have been dealt a major blow by this year’s weather conditions.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 23, 2009
Harvest delays are significant, and in some instances unprecedented, across all of the Mid-South and selected states in the Southeast.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 21, 2009
Harvest delays are significant, and in some instances unprecedented, across all of the Mid-South and selected states in the Southeast.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 16, 2009
Excessive rainfall in September and October has deterred harvest efforts in the Mid-South and portions of the Southeast.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 14, 2009
The USDA just released their October estimate for the U.S. cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 9, 2009
USDA announced a new initiative to improve water quality and the overall health of the Mississippi River Basin.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 7, 2009
The Farm Service Agency or FSA recently informed the county FSA offices of a delay in direct final payments for certain farm organizations.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 2, 2009
Since 1914, freight railroads have been exempt from antitrust regulations, allowing them to seek clearance for mergers or rate changes from the Surface Transportation Board.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 30, 2009
A new Food & Drug Administration or FDA rule was issued and took effect on September 8.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 25, 2009
The 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conference will be January 4th through the 7th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 23, 2009
The tarnished plant bug has become the primary insect pest of cotton in the Mid-South region of the Cotton Belt.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 18, 2009
In its September crop report, USDA left U.S. mill use unchanged at 3.5 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 16, 2009
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2009-10 US cotton crop of 13.44 million bales, up 230,000 bales from the August report.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 11, 2009
There have been changes in the chairmanship of some of the Senate Committees following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 9, 2009
A link to the “Contamination Free Cotton: Keep it Clean and Pure” PowerPoint presentation has been added to the National Cotton Council’s Quality Preservation web page.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 4, 2009
The National Cotton Council’s Chairman, Jay Hardwick, recently submitted a letter to Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, Chairman Gary Gensler requesting the status of an ongoing investigation within the CFTC of the events in the future markets that occurred in March 2008.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 2, 2009
The WTO Arbitration Panel has released their decision regarding the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Brazil involving the Export Credit Guarantee program and portions of the US cotton program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 28, 2009
The 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held January fourth through the seventh at Marriott New Orleans and Sheraton New Orleans Hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 26, 2009
The USDA recently released their first survey based estimate of the 2009 US crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 21, 2009
In November 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, issued a final rule which allowed pesticide applications on or near water to be exempt under certain circumstances from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or NPDES permits.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 19, 2009
Texas cotton producer leadership, primarily working through Plains Cotton Growers, recently developed a cottonseed insurance pilot program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 14, 2009
The Conservation Stewardship Program or CSP program is new in the 2008 farm bill, replacing the Conservation Security Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 12, 2009
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) was notified that the Arbitration Panel’s findings in the Brazil case would not be released until August 31, 2009.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 7, 2009
Last week the House passed Food Safety bill HR 2749.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 5, 2009
In addition to the traditional Direct and Counter Cyclical Commodity Program, or DCP, Congress created the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, or ACRE, in the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 31, 2009
Recently the House of Representatives passed climate change legislation commonly known as the Waxman/Markey Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 2009
Senator Feingold introduced S-787, the Clean Water Restoration Act which would replace the term Navigable Waters in the Clean Water Act.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 24, 2009
The impacts of a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program on U.S. agriculture have been the source of significant debate during the legislative discussions surrounding the American Clean Energy and Security Act or Waxman/Markey bill
 
Cotton Newsline: July 22, 2009
USDA has announced that 760 million dollars from the Supplemental Appropriations Act is now available for approved but previously unfunded USDA direct farm ownership and operating loans nationwide.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 17, 2009
The drastic decline in cotton acreage the last few years means fewer bales for cotton gins to process.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 15, 2009
Last week the House passed the fiscal year 2010 agricultural spending bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 10, 2009
The producer information exchange program exposes producers to innovative production practices in regions different that their own. 
 
Cotton Newsline: July 8, 2009
USDA has released its June acreage report.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 1, 2009
The University of Tennessee Extension Service has been collecting in field data to help determine the efficiencies of both the Case IH and John Deere on-board module builders.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 26, 2009
This week, Jay Hardwick, Chairman of the National Cotton Council and Newellton, Louisiana producer testified before the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management to share views on USDA’s implementation of the 2008 farm law.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 24, 2009
As herbicide resistant weeds continue to spread across the cotton belt, the National Cotton Council has been working to provide resources for producers on how to prevent the occurrence of these weeds on their farms.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 19, 2009
For years, cotton gins have used moisture restoration systems to add back moisture to the lint as it goes through the gin. The aggressive use of some of these systems has caused an increase in wet bales and a need for improved cotton-moisture sensors.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 17, 2009
There are many incentives for producers to incorporate conservation tillage into their management options.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 12, 2009
The process used to create nonwoven toxic chemical decontamination wipes recently received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 10, 2009
The 6th Circuit Court has granted a stay of its January 7, 2009 decision.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 5, 2009
When farmers experience a disaster like flooding or drought, what can they count on to help them through it? Up until recently, only the kindness of Congress in the form of adhoc disaster assistance.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 3, 2009
The National Cotton Council joined with other agricultural organizations this week to send a statement to congress in support of the Senate moving forward on comprehensive rail legislative efforts.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 29, 2009
As producers plant their crop this spring they need to pay close attention to the weeds in their fields.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 27, 2009
Entomologists across the Cotton Belt are reviewing spider mite threshold recommendations.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 22, 2009
One of the changes included in the 2008 farm bill was the ending of the use of certificates for the redemption of marketing assistance loans.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 20, 2009
Spider mites, as a problem pest for cotton, have become dramatically worse over the last four years.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2009
Cotton has always been a very attractive crop for pests. Dr. Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service talks about the factors causing a shift in insect pressure.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 13, 2009
This week USDA released the final 2008 U.S. cotton crop estimates.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 2009
Herbicide resistance is becoming an issue across the cotton belt. Growers regardless of where they are located need to be aware of what’s going on in their fields.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 6, 2009
The 2009 Specifications for Cotton Bale Packaging Materials were approved by USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 1, 2009
Verticillium Wilt is a soil born fungus which lives in the soil and infects the cotton plant through the roots and basically clogs the vascular system of the plant as it develops.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 29, 2009
Base Acres determines how many acres on a farm are eligible for Direct and Counter Cyclical payment programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 24, 2009
Crop insurance is an important risk management tool for cotton producers, every bit as important as any other production input.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 22, 2009
The Average Crop Revenue Election program or ACRE was introduced as an alternative to the traditional Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment program in the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 17, 2009
USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service or AMS is proposing to raise the user fee for 2009 crop cotton classification services from $2.00 per bale to $2.20 per bale.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 15, 2009
Gary Adams, Vice-President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council says the cotton program will receive additional attention with the expected conclusion of the arbitration phase of the Brazil-U.S. dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
 
Cotton Newsline: April 8, 2009
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in January stated that any pesticide application from which any residue makes its way into the "waters of the U.S." are required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit or NPDES permit.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 3, 2009
The National Cotton Council has worked diligently in preparation for the upcoming budget debate to convey opposition to farm program cuts included in President Obama’s budget proposal and any efforts to re-open the 2008 farm law.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 1, 2009
USDA released their 2009 Prospective Plantings Report this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 27, 2009
In 2006, The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, completed the re-registration eligibility decision under the Food Quality Protection act or FQPA for Furadan.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 25, 2009
Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA and the IRS have begun efforts “to ensure that high income individuals and entities who request USDA payments meet income limits set forth in the 2008 Farm Bill.”
 
Cotton Newsline: March 20, 2009
Earlier this year the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA’s 2006 rule which had exempted pesticides applied near or into waters from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or NPDES permits if applied in accordance with the FIFRA label.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 18, 2009
USDA’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate for March is projecting lower mill use and increased exports for the 2008/09 US Cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 13, 2009
In late December of 2008 USDA issued regulations that were to implement the 2008 farm law changes in payment eligibility, adjusted gross income means test and the determination of “actively engaged” in farming.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 11, 2009
Last summer the National Cotton Council with assistance from Cotton Council International and the National Council of Textile Organizations distributed two mill surveys.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 6, 2009
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee met this week to review test programs for bale packaging materials.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 4, 2009
2007 was the first year in Texas history that agriculture contributed over 100 billion dollars to the state’s economy.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 27, 2009
President Obama’s proposed budget for USDA fails to recognize the work recently completed by Congress on the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 25, 2009
The Cottonseed Treatment Trials were started in 1936 to evaluate fungicide seed treatments for the control of seedling diseases.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 20, 2009
Vision 21 is a comprehensive effort of the National Cotton Council, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated aimed at gaining critical information about cotton’s position and potential in the market place.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 18, 2009
The projections for the 2009 economy have become more discouraging.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 13, 2009
Each year the National Cotton Council conducts a survey of producers to determine acreage intentions for the coming season.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 11, 2009
The Food Quality Protection Act that was passed in 1996 drastically changed the way EPA is required to register pesticides.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 6, 2009
This week the National Cotton Council joined other commodity and general farm organizations in submitting comments to USDA expressing concern for the payment limitation and payment eligibility interim rule.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 4, 2009
At the end of 2008 USDA published an interim rule to implement the 2008 Farm Bill farm program payment limitation and eligibility provisions for the 2009 and subsequent crop years.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 30, 2009
With the high cost of fertilizers cotton producers are concerned about the cost of production relative to returns.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 28, 2009
USDA has spent the past three years working with cotton ginners across the cotton belt to determine the cost of ginning cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 23, 2009
A conservation plan is where a farmer works with their local conservation services official, or a qualified professional recognized by National Resource Conservation Services, or NRCS, to find out what resource issues are affecting their farm.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 21, 2009
In the last four or five years the overall impact of insects has been fairly low.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 16, 2009
In the 2008 Farm Bill, funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQUIP, was increased by more than three billion dollars over ten years.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 14, 2009
USDA is estimating 12-point-7 million bales for the 2008 cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 19, 2008
The Director General of the WTO announced that there will not be a ministerial in 2008.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 17, 2008
The Advancing Cotton Education or ACE website was created to provide a single access point for cotton management practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: Decemer 12, 2008
The National Cotton Council joined major commodity and farm organizations urging immediate release of farm law regulations.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 10, 2008
The National Cotton Council is in the early stages of getting ready to send out the Planting Intentions Survey for 2009 and what was planted in 2008 for cotton as well as other crops.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 5, 2008
According to Dr. Kelly Tindell, Research Entomologist at the University of Missouri Delta Center, one of the big reasons for this problem with spider mites is the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 3, 2008
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences were designed as an educational resource for producers, consultants and university researchers.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 21, 2008
Important USDA regulation was issued that went into effect on October 31.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 19, 2008
Ways producers can reduce energy costs for their irrigation systems.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 14, 2008
USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation or C.C.C. announced interest rates for November 2008.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 12, 2008
Cotton acreage in 2008 saw another major decline as it dropped to 9-point-2 million acres.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 7, 2008
Last week USDA announced the release of the regulations necessary to implement the new farm law’s cotton program provisions.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 5, 2008
The 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conference is in San Antonio January fifth through the eighth.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 31, 2008
The Cotton Consultant’s conference was started last year as part of the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 29, 2008
A system has been developed for converting an existing pivot to a variable rate irrigation system.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 24, 2008
Cotton Incorporated and The Missouri State Support Committee funded a project to evaluate genotypic variation in early vigor of cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 22, 2008
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced that the final counter-cyclical payment rate for the ’07 crop of upland cotton is 6.43 cents per pound.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 17, 2008
Remote sensing and “on-the-go” equipment mounted sensors are the two most studied precision technologies for determining nitrogen needs in cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 15, 2008
USDA has published the October cotton crop report.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 10, 2008
Based on interpretation of the language in the Research Title of the 2008 Farm Bill, land grant universities may have to compete for research funding.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 8, 2008
The most important step in nematode management is proper diagnosis and quantification of soil populations.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 3, 2008
This week Congress passed a bill to suspend the 10-acre rule for one-year.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 1, 2008
The use of gin waste as a component in erosion control products, building products, composites and laminates represents an opportunity to dramatically increase the value of cotton gin waste.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 26, 2008
About 85 percent of the cotton acres in Texas are either eradicated or functionally eradicated.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 24, 2008
14.9 million acres of U.S. cotton are post boll weevil eradication and 1.45 million acres are currently under eradication.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 19, 2008
USDA has published the September cotton crop report.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 17, 2008
The 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held January fifth through the eighth at Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotel and Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 12, 2008
The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation approved the 2008 specifications for Cotton Bale Packaging Materials.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 10, 2008
The USDA-AMS Cotton Program first offered Module Averaging to the cotton industry as a means to improve the accuracy of HVI strength readings.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 5, 2008
A National Cotton Council leadership team visited China this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 3, 2008
Earlier this summer we completed the compliance phase of the WTO Brazil-U.S. Cotton Case.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 29, 2008
The pink boll worm program began in the El Paso, Trans Pecos zone of West Texas.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 27, 2008
In 1994 Texas Started its boll weevil eradication program in a few zones and has been adding zones since that time.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 22, 2008
Memphis-based EWR, Inc. in cooperation with the flow committee of the National Cotton Council is introducing an enhancement of its electronic receipt process with the aim of promoting a more streamlined, accurate and cost effective process for establishing bale shipping order load dates.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 20, 2008
After finding resistant marestail in his fields, Stewart Weaver, Cotton producer in Edmonson, Arkansas says he had to revert back to some old practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 15, 2008
There are many factors that continue to affect the cotton market.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 13, 2008
In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2008- 2009 U.S. crop of 13.8 million bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 8, 2008
EPA announced it is taking action to revoke food tolerance for residues of carbofuran.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 6, 2008
Cotton incorporated’s agricultural research division facilitates progress in the profitability of cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 1, 2008
The 2008 Farm Bill includes several new disaster programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 30, 2008
The Doha negotiations of the World Trade Organization collapsed this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 25, 2008
Trade Ministers are in Geneva this week in an effort to reach an agreement in the ongoing DOHA round of negotiations.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 23, 2008
Update on Boll Weevil Eradication Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 18, 2008
Cotton Incorporated is asking cotton producers across the Cotton Belt for assistance and participation in an anonymous online Natural Resource Survey.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 16, 2008
The United States’ government farm programs benefiting America’s cotton farmers have attracted considerable attention and criticism in recent years.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 11, 2008
America’s farmers will receive up to $1.5 billion in 2008 advance direct payments.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 9, 2008
In 1982, over five thousand cotton gins were in operation in the U.S. Each produced around twenty-five-hundred bales.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 2, 2008
The Pink Bollworm Program in the United States now encompasses Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 27, 2008
Secretary of Agriculture, Ed Schafer, announced this week that the signup would begin for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 25, 2008
The Producer Information Exchange Program kicks off its 20th year this week with cotton producers from the Mid-South traveling to Arizona and California.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 20, 2008
This week the President vetoed the completed version of the 2008 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 11, 2008
Crop rotation was not a common practice for Steve Stevens, an Arkansas producer.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 6, 2008
The National Cotton Council will be holding forty-five educational meetings to review key provisions of the New Food, conservation and Energy Act of 2008.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 4, 2008
This week the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization released their decision regarding the Compliance Case filed against the United States by Brazil.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 30, 2008
In the export market there has been a container and a vessel space crisis that has affected the export of raw cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 28, 2008
There were many obstacles for farmers in 2007. One of the biggest challenges in 2007 was moisture.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 23, 2008
Within hours of the President vetoing the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 the House and Senate overrode it.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 21, 2008
With the John Deere on-board module building system removal of the wrap on the round modules may require modifications at the gin.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 16, 2008
Congress passed the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 by a strong majority.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 14, 2008
One of the most exciting things to happen in cotton harvesting and handling is the new on-board module building system. Ed Barnes, Director of Agriculture research at cotton incorporated, says they are developing a science based evaluation on these systems.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 9, 2008
The House and Senate Conferees have concluded work on the 2008 farm bill. Congress expects to vote on the bill next week.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 7, 2008
After cotton has been harvested it is usually formed into a module and covered with a tarp until it can be transported to the gin.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 2, 2008
The farm bill is moving closer to completion but today is the deadline for another extension.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 30, 2008
Friday the principal negotiators of the farm bill reached a compromise on the funding for the bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 25, 2008
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a forum this week to discuss agricultural futures markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 23, 2008
Danny Keiser, Executive Director for the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Program gives an update.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 18, 2008
The House and Senate unanimously consented to another short term extension of the farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 16, 2008
In a largely party-line vote, the House amended its rules to postpone consideration of a free-trade agreement with Colombia.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 11, 2008
Under the Bush Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2009 budget, the USDA Cotton Ginning Laboratory in Lubbock, Texas is slated for closure.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 9, 2008
The e -Xtension website is a national initiative that every land grant university in the country has signed on to.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 4, 2008
The Cotton Ginners School was started 22 years ago to educate gin employees about basic equipment operation, maintenance and safety.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 2, 2008
USDA released their 2008 Prospective Plantings Report this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 28, 2008
Sign-up for the Conservation Security Program has been announced.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 26, 2008
As of March 25 the Commodity Credit Corporation has implemented new software that denies storage credits for yard-stored upland cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 19, 2008
Congress passed another one month extension of current farm legislation effective through April 18 to allow more time to develop consensus on new legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 14, 2008
Congress was hoping to have an agreement on new farm bill legislation before the deadline this weekend.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 12, 2008
The National Cotton Council is coordinating four advanced training workshops to increase cotton producers’ and consultants’ awareness of best management practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 7, 2008
WTO negotiations may overshadow the U.S. cotton industry’s two-year effort on delivering sound policy in new farm legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 5, 2008
The current cotton surplus is almost 9 million bales which is the second largest in the last 20 years.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 29, 2008
With Congress back in session this week the farm bill conference negotiations are continuing.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 27, 2008
With the recent crop shifts across the cotton belt, university researchers are concerned two different crops with the same B.t. technology could affect insect populations.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 22, 2008
Agriculture committee members from the House and Senate spent the past week negotiating a budget number for the farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 20, 2008
The National Cotton Council has serious reservations regarding the Peterson-Goodlatte farm bill package announced by House Agricultural Committee Chairman Collin Peterson.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 15, 2008
2007 was a tough year. Cotton acreage had a 14 percent decrease and weather conditions for most of the cotton belt were extreme.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 13, 2008
The National Cotton Council has completed their annual survey to determine how many acres producers will be planting to cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 8, 2008
2007 was an extreme year for plant bugs in the Mid-South.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 6, 2008
USDA has announced that eligible farmers who suffered crop losses that occurred prior to December 31, 2007 can now apply to receive disaster payments.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 1, 2008
Since 1979, entomologists have been looking at how insect damage affects the overall production and cost of a cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 30, 2008
With Congress back in session the next task is coming to an agreement on farm bill legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 25, 2008
90 percent of the cotton crop has been classed.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 23, 2008
In December, the World Trade Organization Compliance Panel made public its decision in the Brazil – U.S. cotton case.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 18, 2008
World cotton production will need to rise in 2008 in order to meet the rising global demand for fiber.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 16, 2008
As the 2007 cotton crop moves from the field to market, U.S. producers are going to rely heavily on export markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 4, 2008
The Performance and Standards Task Force is responsible for improving the flow of cotton from field to fabric.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 28, 2007
The World Trade Organization's Compliance Panel made its final ruling on Brazil's case against U.S. cotton subsidies.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 21, 2007
This week Congress approved an omnibus spending package that included a short term extension of all the provisions of the 2002 farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 19, 2007
Late last week the Senate finished debated the farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 14, 2007
Cotton Council International works along side the National Cotton Council to promote U.S. cotton in the international markets.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 12, 2007
The Senate resumed debate on the Farm Bill Tuesday.
 
Special Edition Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2007
The Senate returned to debate on the 2007 farm bill on Friday under an agreement that up to 40 amendments could be considered – 20 from each side of the aisle.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2007
Right now the sales of U.S. cotton exports are slower than hoped.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 5, 2007
Start watching your mailbox for information on the final program for the 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2007
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging committee sanctions experimental and compatibility test programs so companies can test new bale packaging products.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 28, 2007
Advancements in technology is helping cotton researchers speed up the plant breeding process in terms of developing new cotton varieties and putting biotech traits that cotton producers want into varieties faster.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 21, 2007
Friday’s Senate vote to limit the farm bill debate and number of amendments fell five votes short.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2007
The Senate has finished up its second week of debate on the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 14, 2007
Universities used to spend years collecting data on conventional cotton varieties, but since the introduction of biotechnology new varieties are coming to the market so fast that university researchers are only getting to collect one or two years of data before the varieties are released.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 9, 2007
The USDA’s November Crop Production Report is forecasting a four percent increase over last month’s report with 18.9 million bales for all U.S. cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 7, 2007
Researchers across the cotton belt are working together on a multi-state project re-evaluating thresholds for plant bugs.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 2, 2007
As the list of weeds that are showing resistance to herbicides continues to grow, researchers are looking for better options to control weeds.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 31, 2007
Traditionally, in Southeast Missouri 38 inch row spacing is the standard row width for cotton. Dr. Joe Henggeler, Irrigation Specialist for the University of Missouri Delta Center, took on a project this year to look at how different row spacings affect yield.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 26, 2007
The Senate Agricultural Committee passed its version of the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 24, 2007
Producers and industry members from across the cotton belt attend the Beltwide Cotton Conferences to learn about the latest industry innovations that can help enhance their profitability.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 19, 2007
The Doha Round of the WTO talks are still moving forward in Geneva.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 17, 2007
USDA has published the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for October.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 12, 2007
USDA published the October Crop Production Report today.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 10, 2007
The 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conference is only a couple months away and Bill Robertson, Coordinator for the conferences says this year they are introducing a new workshop as part of the program.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 5, 2007
The Senate Finance Committee met late yesterday to mark-up their portion of the 2007 Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 3, 2007
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition paired with the Chamber of Commerce to assemble a Focus Group to explore the importance of transportation to agribusinesses and supply chains.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 28, 2007
The latest round of WTO talks took place in Geneva last week and cotton is still being singled out.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 26, 2007
With the excessive heat and lack of rainfall in parts of the cotton belt this year, some researchers have intensified their biotechnology work.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2007
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or APHIS has been working to streamline the process for requesting and tracking phytosanitary certificates.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 19, 2007
The 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held January eight through the eleventh at the Opryland Resort and hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2007
Cotton that is not well protected from the elements loses quality and value as it waits to be ginned.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 12, 2007
The Extension Service gets frequent calls from land owners who don’t live in the farming communities and are seeking unbiased information about production practices.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 9, 2007
The House passed version of the farm bill contained similar conservation provisions as current law but funding is going to be the biggest hurdle.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 5, 2007
The Cotton Leadership Program, administered by the National Cotton Council’s Member Services department graduated its 24th class.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 31, 2007
Monsanto has several projects in their research pipeline that they hope will provide value to producers.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 29, 2007
The drought is taking its toll on the cotton industry. The hardest impact is being felt in the Southeastern part of the U.S.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 24, 2007
From drought to floods, the weather has taken its toll on the crops this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 22, 2007
As commodity shifts occur across the cotton belt there is a shift in insect pressure as well.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 17, 2007
A group of Sunbelt growers had the opportunity to see agricultural production, processing and business operations in North Dakota last week as part of the Multi-Commodity Education Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 15, 2007
The Multi-Commodity Education Program was launched last October when producers from the Midwest and Far West traveled to North Carolina to observe cotton production and processing and other agricultural operations.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 10, 2007
“Orchestrating Your Opportunities” is the theme for the 2008 Beltwide Cotton Conferences set for January eight thru the eleventh at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 8, 2007
With limited acres for producing corn for ethanol, researchers have spent years looking at other resources.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2007
New mandatory weekly reporting of the warehouse’s cotton flow started in January. All warehouses are required to complete the weekly cotton flow report through an electronic reporting system.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 1, 2007
As energy prices continue to increase, biofuels are moving to the forefront as an alternative source.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 27, 2007
Speaking at the Southern Cotton Ginners Association meeting in Baton Rouge, Dr. Gary Adams, chief economist at the National Cotton Council, said the Council supports the House Agriculture Committee approved farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 25, 2007
With the Farm Bill debate starting on the House floor this week, several commodity organizations have joined forces to protect current farm programs.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2007
The payment limit package included in the House Agricultural Committees Farm Bill begins with direct attribution.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 18, 2007
The 2007 Farm Bill is being debated in the House Agricultural Committee this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 13, 2007
The National Cotton Council has been working with USDA-APHIS and Ecuador to eliminate the fumigation of boll weevils in compressed cotton in Ecuadorian ports.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 11, 2007
The Producer Information Exchange Program fosters valuable communication between cotton producers.
 
Cotton Newsline: July 6, 2007
USDA’s crop condition report for the week ending July 1 shows the overall cotton crop across the belt as reasonably good.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 29, 2007
USDA published the June cotton acreage report this morning - the lowest it’s been since 1989.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 27, 2007
Insect pressure has been a constant battle in the Delta this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 22, 2007
The House Agricultural Subcommittee for General Farm Commodities and Rick Management this week unanimously adopted a five-year extension of current law as the basis for the commodities title of the 2007 farm legislation.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 19, 2007
The House Ag subcommittee on General Commodities and Risk Management today voted unanimously to extend the 2002 farm bill's commodity title rather than make the changes in target prices and loan rates for crops proposed by Agriculture Chairman Peterson.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 15, 2007
As the legislative process continues for the Farm Bill it’s important to have an industry consensus.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 13, 2007
USDA June Supply & Demand Report
 
Cotton Newsline: June 8, 2007
The 2007 Cotton Leadership Class is headed to Washington D.C. next week to learn about policy development and implementation.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 6, 2007
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a natural refuge option for all areas where Bollgard II cotton is grown except states and counties where pink bollworm is a significant pest.
 
Cotton Newsline: June 1, 2007
The National Cotton Council’s Cotton Leadership Program seeks to identify potential industry leaders and provide them developmental training so they can represent the industry at the local, regional and state level.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 30, 2007
One of the most popular fabrics around the world has a new performance feature that protects the wearer from wet conditions.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 25, 2007
This week the House Agricultural Subcommittee on conservation, credit, energy and research approved its draft proposals for several farm bill titles that were under their jurisdiction.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 23, 2007
Cotton Incorporated, the research and marketing company for U.S. upland cotton, has created a specially engineered finish to improve the wear of durable press cotton garments.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 18, 2007
Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee, Collin Peterson, held a press conference on Thursday to talk about the reauthorization of the Farm Bill.
 
Cotton Newswline: May 16, 2007
The National Cotton Council joined several other commodity and livestock groups in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the House and Senate Ag Committees as well as the Chairman and Ranking member of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Conservation.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 11, 2007
Researchers across the Cotton Belt have been trying to determine the impact plant bug numbers have on cotton yield.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 9, 2007
Endure, is a new textile finish developed to prolong the life and look of cotton products for the home.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 4, 2007
The Arkansas Scheduler program was developed by the University of Arkansas in the early 1980’s to help producers with irrigation timing.
 
Cotton Newsline: May 2, 2007
Determining Weed Resistance
 
Cotton Newsline: April 27, 2007
The Senate Agricultural Committee held hearings this week focusing on testimony from general farm and commodity-specific organizations, including a focus on farm programs and the commodity title of the farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 25, 2007
When transgenic varieties became available producers had to change the way they managed their weeds and insects.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 20, 2007
On August 31, USDA announced that beginning in January 2007 cotton warehousemen would be mandated to provide weekly reports showing the bales made available for shipment.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 18, 2007
USDA's Farm Service Agency recently issued new notices to county offices detailing cotton transfer procedures and more fully describing anticipated charges upon forfeiture.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2007
As the U.S. cotton industry is trying to find its place in the world market it needs to meet the competition head on.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 11, 2007
Arid West Texas is known for its low rainfall which makes conserving rainfall critical for cotton production.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 6, 2007
For Mississippi County producer David Wildy, irrigation has become a crucial part of his operation.
 
Cotton Newsline: April 4, 2007
USDA's March Prospective Plantings Report
 
Cotton Newsline: March 30, 2007
In testimony before the House Ag Committee on Wednesday, John Pucheu, Chairman of the National Cotton Council, reaffirmed the Council’s recommendation that new farm legislation be patterned after the basic provisions of the 2002 farm bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 28, 2007
Senator Grassley introduces amendment for payment limitations again.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 23, 2007
Using renewable fuels to make the cotton industry self-sufficient.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 21, 2007
The Senate budget Committee has passed its version of the fiscal year 2008 Budget Resolution.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 16, 2007
Testing for removing cotton stickiness caused by insects.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 14, 2007
This week the Senate Appropriations Committee will take up the supplemental appropriations bill.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 9, 2007
The Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee approved two new woven polypropylene bags.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 7, 2007
National Cotton Council signs letter urging congress to promptly consider and pass the free trade agreements recently concluded and signed with Colombia and Peru.
 
Cotton Newsline: March 2, 2007
Beginning in 2007, on a voluntary basis, all approved manufacturers of bale packaging materials and importers of burlap will have to provide a Certificate of Analysis to users of their packaging products when requested.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 28, 2007
Congressional leaders have advised the administration that they intend to add a disaster assistance package to the emergency supplemental appropriations measure providing funds for the war.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 23, 2007
U.S.Cotton Targeted Again by the WTO
 
Cotton Newsline: February 21, 2007
Secretary of Ag Mike Johanns recently testified before the House Agricultural committee to answer questions about the administrations 2007 farm bill proposal.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 16, 2007
2006 Fiber Quality
 
Cotton Newsline: February 14, 2007
In order to answer concerns raised by international mills over the fiber quality of U.S. cotton, several U.S. researchers are participating in a new broad initiative.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 9, 2007
The total losses from insect pests in the 2006 cotton crop was at an all time low in the U.S.
 
Cotton Newsline: February 7, 2007
2007 Cotton Economic Outlook
 
Cotton Newsline: February 2, 2007
2007 Cotton Planting Intentions
 
Cotton Newsline: January 31, 2007
The Congressional Budget Office has presented the January budget baseline.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 26, 2007
With the 110th Congress now in session, both the democratic and the republican caucuses have selected members for the various committees that operate within the House of Representatives.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 24, 2007
USDA researchers are investigating possible effects outdoor storage and bale coverings may have on fiber and textile quality.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 19, 2007
During the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns told attendees that market access will be key to a successful Doha round.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 17, 2007
A 10-member delegation representing U.S. cotton producers, ginners, merchants and warehousemen participated in the 2006 China Leadership Exchange Program established by the National Cotton Council along with the China Cotton Association.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 5, 2007
Topics being presented during the Precision Cotton Workshop at the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: January 3, 2007
The Cotton Museum is housed inside the historic Memphis Cotton Exchange Building. Calvin Turley believes this was the ideal location to capture the history and culture of the cotton industry.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 20, 2006
Johanns to Address 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 15, 2006
Senate Confirms Keenum for USDA Post.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 13, 2006
When the 110th Congress convenes in January for its first session there will be a lot of work to do
 
Cotton Newsline: December 8, 2006
The 2007 Planting Intentions survey will be arriving in mailboxes soon.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 6, 2006
Tuesday the Senate support was lacking for the $4.9 billion in agriculture disaster assistance.
 
Cotton Newsline: December 1, 2006
Anyone attending the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will have access to a new tool this year.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 29, 2006
Since September 11, 2001 there has been an increased awareness of the vulnerability of the food and agriculture sector to acts of terrorism.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 22, 2006
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences speed the transfer of new technology to U.S. cotton producers and other industry members.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 17, 2006
As China emerges as the largest cotton market in the world, Cotton Council International is working to advance the COTTON USA brand there.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 15, 2006
The National Cotton Council of America and the China Cotton Association signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 10, 2006
USDA’s November crop report was published this week.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 8, 2006
The Cotton Foundations newest educational project - The Multi-Commodity Education Program - was launched in October when producers from the Midwest and Far West traveled to North Carolina.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 3, 2006
The U.S. cotton industry sent a ten member delegation to China as part of the China Leadership Exchange Program established by the National Cotton Council along with the China Cotton Association.
 
Cotton Newsline: November 1, 2006
Today is the first day hotel reservations for the Beltwide Cotton Conferences are open to the general public.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 27, 2006
Perthshire Farms has spent the past five years testing a new cotton picker from Case IH.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 25, 2006
The National Cotton Council is hosting a new online Weed Resistance Learning Module to help cotton producers stay ahead of the game in fighting weed resistance.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 20, 2006
The American Cotton Producers Farm Policy Committee and the National Cotton Council’s Farm Policy Task Force met last week.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 18, 2006
USDA released their supply and demand numbers last week.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 13, 2006
Good progress has been made with the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in the last 5 years.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 11, 2006
Case IH has introduced a new machine that can harvest cotton, build a module and unload a module without any other labor involved.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 6, 2006
Now that congress is in recess for the November elections some trade issues that would have primarily affected trade in cotton textile products with Africa and Haiti appear to be in an uncertain stage.
 
Cotton Newsline: October 4, 2006
As the 2006 season comes to a close, the boll weevil eradication is about 85 percent complete nationwide.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 29, 2006
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced this week that 51 watersheds in 50 states, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean Area will be eligible for the 2007 Conservation Security Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 27, 2006
In order to get congress to take action on ag disaster assistance before the October recess, democratic members of the House are trying to get two hundred and eighteen signatures on a discharge petition.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 22, 2006
Program topics for 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 20, 2006
Registration starts today for the 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences which will be held January 9 to the 12 in New Orleans.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 15, 2006
The National Cotton Council joined commodity groups and national farm organizations in a correspondence urging congress to act on emergency disaster assistance legislation that will help producers across the country for losses in 2005 and 2006.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 13, 2006
The USDA last Thursday announced another Step 3 import quota for cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 8, 2006
In 2004, the World Trade Organization ruled that much of the U.S. cotton program was in violation of trade rules and demanded sweeping reform.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 6, 2006
Last week, Secretary of Ag Mike Johanns, announced that USDA would be making the final installment of the 2005 crop counter-cyclical payments for upland cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: September 1, 2006
New provisions for USDA’s Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan program went into effect on Wednesday.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 30, 2006
The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced amended regulations affecting the marketing assistance loan program for the 2006 and subsequent crops of upland and Extra Long Staple cotton.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 25, 2006
Fifteen-inch row spacing in cotton is a fairly new and not yet widely adopted concept.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 23, 2006
The steering committee for the Beltwide Cotton Conferences have been working on topics and schedules for the 2007 Conferences to be held in New Orleans.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 18, 2006
With the lack of rainfall this year, cotton producers are being forced to turn to heavier irrigation.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 16, 2006
USDA has completed its first survey based estimate of the 2006 cotton crop.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 11, 2006
Cotton producers from the southwest region of the cotton belt recently traveled to the midsouth region for the third tour of the 2006 Cotton Foundation Producer Information Exchange Program.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 9, 2006
Cotton producers use precision agriculture to mange their inputs such as seed, fertilizer, and growth regulators, but most are still using a blanket approach to water management.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 4, 2006
Agriculture In The Classroom is an educational program created in 1981 to promote agricultural literacy among the nation’s students.
 
Cotton Newsline: August 2, 2006
Some insects can cause cotton producers and entomologists to pull their hair out during the growing season.
 
Special Cotton Newsline: May 12, 2005
The NCC Board of Directors recently voted to support the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
 
Special Edition Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2004
Ambassador Allen Johnson, the U.S. chief ag negotiator, shares his thoughts on cotton and the WTO.
 
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