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Cotton Newslines
Radio interviews with industry, congressional and administration officials.
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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.