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2014
'14 PIE Program Tour Dates Set 04/24/2014
The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the '14 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
 
Cotton LEADS™ Acknowledged By More Than 100 Textile Businesses 03/13/2014
Launched in October of last year, the Cotton LEADS™ program continues to resonate with global textile businesses as a supply chain program committed to responsibly-produced cotton.
 
Farm Bill Education Meetings (click here for listing) 02/20/2014
A listing is now available of the 49 education meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states the NCC has scheduled to provide its members with a greater understanding of The Agricultural Act of 2014.
 
NCC Believes Brazil WTO Case Resolved 02/20/2014
In response to Brazil’s decision to request a panel at the WTO to assess the new US farm bill, the NCC stated that the new Stacked Income Protection Plan was developed specifically to bring the United States into compliance with the '08 WTO Appellate Body decision thus resolving the long-standing dispute.
 
NCC Applauds Timely Varroa Mite Forum 02/19/2014
The NCC applauded USDA for holding its “Varroa Mite Summit” saying the forum is a key step for stopping honey bee health decline.
 
Bowen Flowers Elected American Cotton Producers Chair 02/11/2014
Bowen Flowers, a Clarksdale, Miss., cotton producer, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2014.
 
Cotton Service Award Honors Saxby Chambliss 02/10/2014
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is the recipient of the 2013 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored during the National Cotton Council’s 2014 annual meeting held on Feb. 7-9, in Washington, DC.
 
Darneille to Lead the NCC in '14 02/10/2014
Wallace L. Darneille, a Lubbock, Texas, cooperative marketer, was elected NCC chairman for 2014. Named during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Washington, DC, on Feb. 7-9, he succeeds Jimmy Dodson, a Robstown, Texas, cotton producer.
 
National Cotton Council 2014 State Unit Officers Named 02/10/2014
WASHINGTON, DC -- National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2014 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on February 7-9.
 
National Cotton Council Names 2014 Directors 02/10/2014
The National Cotton Council directors for 2014 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held here on February 7-9.
 
Cotton Outlook Shaped by China’s Policy 02/08/2014
NCC economists say cotton’s 2014 outlook will be influenced by China’s policy decisions.
 
Lee Tiller Recipient of National Ginner Award 02/08/2014
Lee Tiller, an Odem, TX, ginner, was named the 2013 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year.
 
NCC Survey Suggests US Producers to Plant 11.26 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in '14 02/08/2014
US cotton producers intend to plant 11.26 million acres of cotton this spring, up 8.2% from '13, according to the NCC’s 31st Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
 
Lea Elected 2014 Cotton Council International President 02/07/2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Jordan Lea was elected the 2014 president of Cotton Council International (CCI) at CCI’s board meeting today at the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 76th Annual Meeting.
 
NCC Applauds Senate’s Farm Bill Passage, Urges President's Signature 02/04/2014
The NCC is pleased that the Senate acted swiftly to approve the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agricultural Act of 2014) and appreciates the leadership provided by Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS).
 
PEP Gives Cotton Producers Better Grasp of Policy, Issues 01/30/2014
Thirteen US cotton producers have been selected to participate in the '14 NCC Policy Education Program (PEP).
 
NCC Appreciates House Moving Farm Law Closer To Reality 01/29/2014
The NCC commended the House of Representatives for their strong bi-partisan approval of The Agricultural Act of 2014.
 
NCC Urges Swift Farm Bill Passage 01/28/2014
The NCC is urging Representatives to vote for the Farm Bill Conference Report when the House considers it on Jan. 29.
 
NCC Responds To Brazilian Cotton Growers Delegation Comments 01/15/2014
The NCC is deeply disappointed and disturbed by statements to the press made by representatives of the Brazilian cotton industry while they were in Washington, DC, on Jan. 13-15.
 
'14 High Cotton Winners Honored 01/07/2014
The '14 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients are: Southeast – Danny Darnell, Hillsboro, Ala.; Mid-South – Kenneth Hood, Gunnison, Miss.; Southwest – Steven Beakley, Ennis, Texas; and Far West – Clyde Sharp, Roll, Arizona. They and their families were honored Jan. 7 at the NCC-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
 
Wes Malloy Is Cotton Genetics Research Award Recipient 01/07/2014
Wes Malloy, who has served as site manager of the Cotton Winter Nursery in Tecoman, Mexico for the past 38 years, is the recipient of the '13 Cotton Genetics Research Award. The announcement was made on Jan. 7 during the '14 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference in New Orleans.