Cotton Board Holds Annual Meeting

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Recommends Cotton Incorporated Budget of $74 Million New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2018 budget of $74 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board also elected Louisiana cotton producer George LaCour, Jr. as Chairman of the Board …

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Webcast Outlines Proper Cleaning Procedures for Sprayer Systems

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Inadequate or improper cleaning of sprayer systems can often cause contamination issues and costly damage to plant foliage. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Tank Cleaning” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts properly remove all unwanted residue from equipment and prevent the unintentional introduction of herbicides to sensitive or non-labeled cotton crops. This 29-minute talk by Fred …

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Cotton Board Hires New Regional Communication Managers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Cotton Board has hired two new Regional Communication Managers (RCMs). Christi Chadwell will serve as the Southwest RCM, with a territory including central and south Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Shelley Heinrich will serve as the Southern Plains RCM, covering North Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The new RCMs will train under the current Southwest RCM, Bob Stanley, who …

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NCC: Bring Cotton Back Into Title I Commodity Policy

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council believes it is imperative that cotton is included in the next farm bill’s Title I programs so cotton producers can access the same complement of risk management tools available to other crops. That was the key message of Nick McMichen, a Centre, Ala., cotton producer, at today’s Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee hearing, “Commodities, Credit, …

Southwest Cotton Producers to Learn from Georgia Operations

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Eleven cotton producers from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas will see cotton operations in Georgia on July 30-August 4 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program. Sponsored by Bayer via a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. program is now in its 29th year of helping its U.S. cotton producer participants improve yields and …