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Cotton Newslines radio clips updated each Wednesday and Friday. Both TV and radio feature interviews with researchers, industry, Congressional and administrative officials.

Radio interviews with industry, congressional and administration officials.  Files are available for download in the MP3 format.

Broadcast Newsline: August 3, 2018 Sign up has begun for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) seed cotton programs for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: August 1, 2018 Congress continues it work on writing the new Farm Bill that should take effect on the 2019 crop. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 27, 2018 The latest USDA estimate shows world cotton mill use reaching a record level in 2018 and 2019. Global consumption is projected at 127 million bales for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 25, 2018 The sign-up period has begun for the Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 20, 2018 This week the House of Representatives took the necessary steps to proceed to conference with the Senate on the 2018 Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 17, 2018 A seven-member 2018 COTTON USA Executive Delegation traveled to the Indian cities of Mumbai, Coimbatore and New Delhi to participate in conferences emphasizing U.S. cotton's quality to Indian textile mill leadership and to conduct meetings with key mill partners. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 11, 2018 In the latest USDA acreage report, USDA projects a 7% increase in cotton acreage for the 2018-19 crop year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: July 6, 2018 Last week the Senate passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. During the Senate Ag Committee consideration of the bill several weeks ago, two amendments were adopted that were extremely damaging to U.S. cotton policy. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: June 27, 2018 USDA released additional details about the 2018 seed cotton program this week. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: June 20, 2018 Last week the Senate Agriculture Committee considered their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. During the committee mark-up session, a number of amendments were adopted by voice vote and accepted by the committee. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: June 13, 2018 USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: June 8, 2018 The Senate Agriculture Committee finalized their version of the Farm Bill this week. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: June 1, 2018 Last week, the cotton adjusted world price hit its highest mark since 2012. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 25, 2018 Since the House vote on final passage of the 2018 Farm Bill failed last Friday, the Speaker has made a motion to reconsider the bill with another vote on passage sometime between now and June 22nd. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 18, 2018 The House of Representatives is considering its version of the 2018 Farm Bill this week. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 11, 2018 A letter distributed by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) included a May 31st deadline to sign up for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 9, 2018 Since China's announcement of significantly higher proposed tariffs on U.S. raw cotton, the National Cotton Council has been monitoring the situation and working closely with both governments. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 4, 2018 USDA announced additional details on the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: May 2, 2018 The sign-up period for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program ends next week Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 27, 2018 Congress continues to make progress on reauthorizing the Farm Bill this year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 20, 2018 This week the House Agriculture Committee took the first step in reauthorizing the Farm Bill. The committee reported the bill out on a 26-20 partisan vote. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 18, 2018 Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to review the USDA budget proposal that was put forward for the upcoming fiscal year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 13, 2018 The sign-up period for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program is underway. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 11, 2018 Work on the 2018 Farm Bill is coming into focus in Congress as media reports indicate that the House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway, plans to release his draft version of the Farm Bill by the end of this week and hold a House Agriculture Committee markup session on April 18th. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: April 6, 2018 The sign-up period for USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program is well underway. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 21, 2018 The House and Senate agriculture committees continue their work at the committee level to develop their respective versions of the farm bill. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 28, 2018 The National Cotton Council is working closely with both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to make sure that the industry’s Farm Bill priorities are included and maintained in both the House and Senate versions. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 23, 2018 U.S. cotton producers have faced four years of financial stress with a weaker safety net than other covered commodities. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 14, 2018 As we look ahead to the development of the 2018 farm bill, the current expectation is that the House Agriculture Committee will consider their version of the farm bill next week. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 9, 2018 USDA recently announced the reinstatement of a Cotton Ginning Cost Share program that will be paid on the 2016 crop cotton acres. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: March 7, 2018 At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the reinstatement of a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program that will offset a portion of cotton producers’ 2016 crop season ginning costs. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: February 23, 2018 When Congress passed the supplemental disaster bill, they included a provision that would restore eligibility for cotton in the Title I ARC and PLC programs of the farm bill. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: February 21, 2018 The National Cotton Council’s release of the acreage intentions survey results is just one part of the economic report the Council offers to industry members at their annual meeting. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: February 16, 2018 U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: February 14, 2018 According to USDA’s February report, U.S. cotton producers were estimated to have harvested a 21 million plus bale crop in 2017. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: February 2, 2018 The Administration took two actions that are critically important to U.S. agriculture and the cotton industry this week to try to lessen the regulatory burdens and provide more certainty for agriculture. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 31, 2018 February 8th is the next funding deadline that Congress faces. That is when the existing short-term funding bill expires. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 26, 2018 Congress resolved the government shutdown this week by passing a three-week continuing resolution. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 24, 2018 In its January crop report, the Department of Agriculture estimated a 2017-2018 U.S. cotton crop of 21.26 million bales. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 19, 2018 The National Cotton Council continues its work to provide short-term economic relief to cotton producers ahead of the new farm bill. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 17, 2018 The Beltwide Cotton Conferences annually brings together those with a stake in a healthy U.S. cotton production sector, among them university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: January 12, 2018 Just prior to their Christmas break, the House passed the third installment of a Supplemental Disaster funding bill to address losses following last year's hurricanes and wildfires. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: December 20, 2017 This week Congress is trying to complete their must-pass items before they adjourn for a Christmas break. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: December 22, 2017 In the latest USDA supply and demand report, U.S. cotton production was increased to 21.4 million bales while U.S. cotton exports also saw an increase. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: December 15, 2017 Congress returned to session this week for a two-week work period with several major to-do items to complete before the end of this year. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: December 8, 2017 The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve cotton production, processing and marketing efficiency. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: December 1, 2017 The National Cotton Council is hosting their annual Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: November 17, 2017 In its November crop report, USDA increased its estimate for the 2017-18 U.S. cotton crop to 21.4 million bales, mostly due to higher production in regions that offset the losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: November 10, 2017 EPA announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize damage to neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: November 3, 2017 This week, the House of Representatives unveiled their version of comprehensive tax reform. This Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: November 1, 2017 The ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is currently at an impasse following the fourth round of negotiations. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: October 27, 2017 USDA has released their latest estimate of the U.S. cotton crop. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: October 11, 2017 The fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations began this week in the Washington D.C. area. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: October 6, 2017 Textile manufacturing executives representing 15 countries visited the U.S. Cotton Belt to get a better understanding of U.S. cotton and its positive reputation. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 29, 2017 Registration is open for the 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conference, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 22, 2017 In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2017 U.S. cotton crop of almost 21.8 million bales. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 15, 2017 Congress, working with the White House, passed a comprehensive measure to deal with several impending deadlines last week. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 13, 2017 Secretary of Agriculture Perdue announced the realignment of a number of agencies and offices within the USDA with a stated goal to improve customer service and maximize efficiency. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 8, 2017 Congress was faced with a long to-do list upon their return to Washington this week Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: September 1, 2017 Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration was a guest at the National Cotton Council’s recent mid-year board meeting. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: August 25, 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period deadline for the proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Broadcast details
Broadcast Newsline: August 18, 2017 The first survey of the 2017 U.S. cotton crop production indicates a crop of 20.5 million bales, 1.5 million above last month and the largest production in 11 years. Broadcast details

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