USDA-ARS Scientist Receives 2003 Cotton Physiology Award Dr. Bobbie L. McMichael, a plant physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Plant Stress and Water Conservation Laboratory in Lubbock, TX, is the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Research Award in Cotton Physiology.
Farm Program Support Mechanisms The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act began with the 2002 crop and extends through the 2007 crop. For the program to be effective, it is necessary that producers understand how changing market conditions impact the support mechanisms that we have in place.
Leadership Tour of Brazil, A Report A U.S. cotton industry delegation to Brazil found the country has the potential to establish itself as a major exporter in the world cotton market. Brazil is also working to carve out a larger role in ongoing trade negotiations.
Marketplace Insights Memphis merchant Williams B. Dunavant, Jr., provided marketplace insights to close today's 2004 Beltwide Cotton Production Conference general session.
Report of NCC Chairman The NCC continues to devote significant resources to technology development and transfer as evidenced by the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Bringing resolution to technology-based priorities has in many cases been facilitated by this forum.
Trade Issues Facing the U.S. Cotton Industry Trade issues framed a major part of the NCC’s activities in 2003 and will continue as a focal point in the foreseeable future for the NCC which will evaluate trade agreements as to their capacity to serve the interests of the entire U.S. cotton industry.
Washington Update In an update of Washington, DC, activity, NCC Vice President John Maguire said that redistricting and retirements will generate changes in the House for the next Congress, and the NCC needs members' support to make sure the newly elected members are familiar with the cotton industry and its issues.