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Cotton Newslines radio clips updated each Wednesday and Friday. Both TV and radio feature interviews with researchers, industry, Congressional and administrative officials. Files are available for download in the MP3 format.

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Cotton Newsline: September 23, 2022 Robbie Minnich provides an update on the Beagle Brigade Act of 2022 Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2022 Dan Neenan, director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, shares the importance of taking time to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 16, 2022 Dr. Jody Campiche provides an overview of the latest Department of Agriculture report Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2022 Lynn Kilroy, communications director at Cotton Incorporated, shares details about cottonseed oil, Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 9, 2022 Don Parker details the importance of the recently established Kansas Cotton Boll Weevil Program Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 7, 2022 Dr. Gary Adams provides key highlights and takeaways from the organization’s recent Mid-Year Meeting Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 2, 2022 DeDe Jones, extension specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provides details about agriculture training opportunities for women Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 31, 2022 Cotton producers from the U.S. Cotton Belt’s West and Southwest regions are visiting cotton and agriculture related operations in North Carolina this week Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 26, 2022 Don Parker provides a recap of the recent tour the Council hosted with key officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 24, 2022 The National Cotton Council Producer Information Exchange tour enables Mid-South and Southeast cotton producers to see cotton and other agriculture related operations Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 19, 2022 Tillman White, program operations manager for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, reminds cotton growers that enrollment in the program is open Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 17, 2022 Brad Rippey, meteorologist with the United States Department of Agriculture provides an outlook from the U.S. Drought Monitor Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 12, 2022 Robbie Minnich provides an update on ongoing labor negotiations at 29 of the country’s West Coast ports Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 10, 2022 Nathan Reed, chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council, details the key agenda items that were covered during the Summer meeting. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 5, 2022 Ben McKnight, state extension cotton specialist for Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension, discusses the importance of regular soil testing Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2022 Darryl Earnest shares details about the new Cotton Classification Complex in Lubbock, Texas Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 2022 Becky Davis, Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent shares how growers can stay safe when checking their irrigation systems especially after summer storms Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 27, 2022 John Gibson, vice president of member services with the National Cotton Council, shares about the importance of the Council’s Policy Education Program Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 22, 2022 Robbie Minnich provides an update on the recent disruptions occurring throughout the U.S. freight rail network Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2022 Madelyn Koester, senior product manager on the sustainability solutions team for John Deere explains how cotton growers can utilize the John Deere Operations Center to enroll in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 15, 2022 The University of Georgia recently announced the establishment of the Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 13, 2022 Dr. Martinez provides details about the new University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Center of Farm Management. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 8, 2022 Tom Smith, executive director of the National Pesticide Safety Education Center provides details about the Growing Matters’ BeSure! campaign Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 6, 2022 Knesha Rose-Davison, Public Health Program Director, with the AgriSafe Network, provides details about the organization’s commitment to protecting all agricultural workers Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 1, 2022 National Cotton Council shares concerns about instances of misreported bagging and tie code combinations on electronic warehouse receipts Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 29,2022 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently announced that the program was accepted as an ISEAL Community Member. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 24, 2022 The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry recently held a Farm Bill Hearing in Arkansas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 22, 2022 Dr. Gary Adams, president of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, shares that the program was recently announced as a standard for sustainable cotton by an initiative of the German Federal Government after a rigorous assessment. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 17, 2022 Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, provides details about the upcoming Cotton Sustainability Field Day on Wednesday, June 22, at the Judd Hill Foundation Farm in Trumann, Arkansas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 15, 2022 Ted Schneider, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol grower from Louisiana, shares details about the program’s recently announced streamlined, three-year grower enrollment. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 10, 2022 Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye recently released the final fact-finding report titled, “The Effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain.” Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 8, 2022 The Soil Health Institute is offering a sustainable cotton webinar series that features soil health scientists Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 3, 2022 Dr. Scott Angle, senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, shares how growers can contribute to increased carbon in soils Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 1, 2022 The Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports recently welcomed the results of an econometric study Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 27, 2022 As summer approaches, Dr. Robin Friedman, dermatologist, at the Memphis Dermatology Clinic, provides growers actionable tips and resources to help prevent skin cancer. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 25, 2022 Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the steps being taken by the Agricultural Transportation Working Group Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 20, 2022 Ken Burton, program enrollment manager for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, shares that grower participation for the 2021/22 crop doubled since the program’s pilot last year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 18, 2022 Dr. Drew Gholson, Extension Irrigation Specialist and Coordinator for the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, provides details about Pipe Planner Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 13, 2022 Dr. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, provides a breakdown of the recently released Department of Agriculture May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 11, 2022 Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the fiscal year 2023 appropriations request Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 6, 2022 Adrienne DeSutter, agriculture mental health specialist, provides tips and resources to help handle stress and struggles related to mental health that growers may face during critical times. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 4, 2022 Dr. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, shares an update from this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report and where planting stands across the Cotton Belt. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 29, 2022 Dr. Kendall Kirk, Precision Agriculture Engineer, at Clemson University shares details about two new soil fertility calculators or apps, that can help cotton growers maximize their fertilizer application. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 27, 2022 he spring meeting for the American Cotton Producers is being held this week in Dallas, Texas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 22, 2022 Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, shares key takeaways from the recent House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 20, 2022 Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, details a letter recently sent to President Biden Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 15, 2022 Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute, provides an update on the global implications impacting the fertilizer market Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2022 To aid with enrollment in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, growers can now authorize account access for their crop consultant who can enter information on their behalf and ensure data accuracy Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 8, 2022 As cotton growers across the country prepare for and begin planting, it is important they take proper precautions when handling treated seed. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 6, 2022 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently announced that the deadline for growers to enroll and complete their data entry their 2021/22 crop is extended until April 30. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 01, 2022 Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, joins us with an update from the recent USDA March Prospective Plantings Report Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 30, 2022 Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, explains the Freight Logistics Optimization Works system, also known as FLOW, which was recently announced by the White House Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 25, 2022 Lauren Krogman, Manager, Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council shares an update on a collaborative process within the cotton industry to develop a standard for round module wrap Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 23, 2022 Harrison Ashley, Vice President of Ginner Services, for the National Cotton Council provides an update on this year’s Ginners Schools Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 18, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, provides details about the recently signed omnibus appropriations measure that includes individual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022 Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 16, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on Congress’ preparations to begin writing the 2023 Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 11, 2022 USDA issued the March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates earlier this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 09, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, shares thoughts in response to President Biden’s Executive Order directing an all-government approach to assess issues in critical U.S. supply chains Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 04, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to discuss a letter recently sent to the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 02, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to discuss the Biden Administration and the Department of Transportation's recent announcement to make 450 million dollars in grant funds available to expand port capacity. Langley shares the impact this could have for cotton exports. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 25, 2022 Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us with important details growers need to be aware of, as March crop insurance deadlines approach. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 23, 2022 The deadline for cotton growers to enroll and complete data entry for the 21/22 crop for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is March 31. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 13, 2022 The National Cotton Council has released the results from its annual planting intentions survey for cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 11, 2022 This week the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 9, 2022 This week the National Cotton Council submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency expressing strong concern regarding the agency’s current regulatory proposal to repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and replace it with the pre-2015 regulation that includes some recent Supreme Court decisions. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 4, 2022 Texas lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the department to provide Texas agriculture producers with a timeline and plan for the distribution of critical disaster assistance. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 2, 2022 The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) released an independent study examining the economic and societal impact of the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) and the significant adverse impact of proposals aimed at weakening the agreement’s yarn-forward rules of origin. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 28, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case from the ninth circuit court that centers on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation and the Clean Water Act (CWA). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 26, 2022 While Congress was not in session this week, discussions continue among leadership and appropriations committees to reach an agreement on funding bills for fiscal year 2022 including the agricultural appropriations bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 21, 2022 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® has been recognized and published in the standard mapping process by the International Trade Centre (ITC), giving brands and retailers around the world greater choice when it comes to sourcing sustainably grown cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 19, 2022 In the latest supply and demand report, the Department reduced the size of the 2021 U.S. cotton crop by 660,000 bales with most of the reduction in Texas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 14, 2022 The National Cotton Council is starting off the new year with a focus on regulatory issues that will impact not only our U.S. cotton farmers, but agriculture, as a whole. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 12, 2022 Congress returned to the Hill this week. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us with an agriculture specific update from his desk in Washington. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 17, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is developing a new initiative to finance the deployment of climate-smart farming and forestry practices to aid in the marketing of climate-smart agricultural commodities including cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 15, 2021 The Department of Agriculture is making some $185 million in disaster assistance payments to producers who suffered losses in 2019 due to natural disasters and who already have received 2019 Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) benefits through two previous rounds of reduced program payments. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 10, 2021 Congress returned to work this week after extending funding for the federal government through a short-term continuing resolution that will provide funding through February 18th. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 9, 2021 The U.S. supply and demand forecasts for cotton are largely unchanged this month with only a slight increase in U.S. production of 86,000 bales to 18.3 million. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 8, 2021 While cotton demand remains strong, concerns surrounding the new omicron variant and impacts on the economy likely caused a large selloff recently. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 22, 2021 Labor Availability Creating Challenges for Classing Offices - Darryl Earnest, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Cotton & Tobacco Program, joins us to explain the complexities of the issues classing facilities are facing across the cotton belt. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 19, 2021 The Biden Administration announced it is working to resolve regulatory whiplash caused by constant revisions to America’s surface water rule by taking the nation back to the 1986 Clean Water Act rule that was in place for decades. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 17, 2021 It has been an active week in the nation’s capital with a number of issues being addressed and acted on by both Congress and the Administration. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 12, 2021 In USDA’s November report, the projected 2021-22 world production estimate for cotton was raised 1.51 million bales from the October report to 121.79 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 10, 2021 In its November crop report, USDA projected the 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop to reach 18.20 million bales, up 200,000 bales from the October report. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 5, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to partnering with agriculture, forestry and rural communities to develop climate solutions that strengthen rural America. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 3, 2021 This week executives from both agricultural and food supply chains testified before the House Committee on Agriculture on the challenges they continue to face with shipping. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 29, 2021 North Carolina State University’s Executive Farm Management Program is excited to announce a return to in-person programming in 2022. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 27, 2021 In a period of ever-greater supply chain scrutiny and a growing demand for transparency, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol program is measuring and verifying U.S. cotton producers’ progress toward sustainability through data collection and independent third-party verification. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 15, 2021 On World Cotton Day, the Transformers Foundation released its annual report entitled “Cotton: A Case Study in Misinformation.” Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 13, 2021 In the latest report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced the U.S. cotton crop by 500,000 bales to 18 million. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 8, 2021 Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) funding government agencies at current FY21 levels through December 3. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 6, 2021 United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai delivered remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) this week outlining the Biden-Harris Administration's new approach to the U.S.-China bilateral trade relationship. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 1, 2021 U.S. cotton producers are encouraged to participate in any of four upcoming U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® enrollment webinars. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 24, 2021 Cotton demand has experienced a strong recovery following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcast details

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