2015 High Cotton Winners Honored01/06/2015 SAN ANTONIO – The 2015 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients are: Southeast – Rick Morgan, Corapeake, N.C.; Mid-South – George LaCour, Morganza, La.; Southwest –Ronnie Hopper and his son, R. N. Hopper, Petersburg, Texas; and Far West – Mark Watte, Tulare, California. They and their families were honored here today during a breakfast at the National Cotton Council (NCC)-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
Scheffler Receives 2014 Cotton Genetics Research Award01/06/2015 Dr. Jodi Scheffler, a geneticist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service who has compiled an impressive record of outstanding service in basic genetic research, is the recipient of the 2014 Cotton Genetics Research Award.
NCC Conducting STAX/Farm Bill Webinars12/12/2014 As a follow-up to its STAX/Farm Bill workshops, the NCC is hosting four regional information webinars. Each session will include regional examples of insurance rates, county yields and information regarding farm programs.
Cotton LEADS™ Fiber Deemed 100% Certified Bio-based12/04/2014 Cotton fiber represented by the Cotton LEADS™ program, which promotes the responsible production practices of Australian and US cotton producers, is deemed 100% bio-based amid changes to USDA's BioPreferred Program guidelines.
NCC Appreciates Timely APH Announcement10/21/2014 The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.
Cotton Newsline: January 9, 201501/09/15 The National Cotton Council recently completed four webinars that were designed to discuss the latest provisions of the new Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) as well as provide an overall reminder of the decisions that await cotton producers in the coming year.
Cotton Newsline: January 7, 201501/07/15 The 114th Congress convenes this week. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, shares some of the key issues Congress should be addressing.