U.S. cotton producers are urged to participate in USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program (CGCS), a one-time initiative that has a sign-up window of June 20-August 5, 2016 -- with no deadline extension. A CGCS fact sheet is on the National Cotton Council's website at www.cotton.org/issues/2016/upload/16cgcsfact.pdf and additional information is on USDA's website at www.fsa.usda.gov/cgcs.
Farm Press - Western cotton producers participating in the National Cotton Council's 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program spent a week in Texas visiting farms and cotton-related facilities in both Lubbock in the Southern Plains and Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Coastal Bend.
Agri-Pulse - Recruiting military veterans and youth into farming should be a major goal of the next farm bill, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said today at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to highlight its Hiring our Heroes program.
DTN/The Progressive Farmer - I have always had a fascination with farm machinery, both with the vintage stuff and the more modern lines. This is probably not very surprising considering I have been around these machines for most of my life.