Ron Craft to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2018

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, Texas, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018. Named during the NCC’s 2018 annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas on February 9-11, Craft moves up from NCC vice chairman to succeed Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, Georgia. Active in many state and national farm and gin …

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Cotton Market Rally Not Related to Fundamentals

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Dr. Jody Campiche vice-president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, says the recent price rally is not really related to longer term fundamentals. Market Overseas issues are also affecting prices. Prices Are prices likely to remain high for a while? Trend   As for planted acreage this season. Acreage That’s Jody Campiche of the National Cotton …

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NCC Lauds Rural Prosperity Task Force Efforts

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council (NCC) lauds the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that was presented to President Trump this week. The task force was formed following the signing of an Executive Order by President Trump in 2017. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue served as chairman of the task force which identified more than 100 recommendations to …

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NCC Thanks U.S.T.R. for Support of U.S. Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ronnie Lee thanked the leadership of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the U.S. negotiating team for their support of U.S. farmers at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference held this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lee, a Georgia cotton producer, said, “We appreciate Ambassador Lighthizer and his team of negotiators from USTR …

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Elevating Efficiency Is 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council (NCC), annually brings together university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. …

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NCC Update on Continuing Resolution

Dan Cotton

Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, has an update concerning the continuing resolution that was put together to get us through the first part of December. Langley said the House and Senate will need to come to some agreement on all 12 of the funding bills, including agriculture, by December 8th when the current …

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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 …

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NCC Encouraged by Cottonseed Policy Inclusion

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

  The FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee includes a number of key provisions from the industry’s cottonseed proposal to help provide economic relief to cotton producers until a new farm bill is in place. A summary of the bill’s cottonseed provisions is in a Committee news release. National Cotton Council Chairman Ronnie Lee, a Georgia …

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Congress Calls on Administration for Economic Assistance for Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

A large, bipartisan block of 135 Senators and Representatives sent letters to President Trump strongly urging the Administration’s support, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program effective for the 2016 crop year and on an ongoing basis. The Senate letter noted, “In the past decade, the U.S. cotton industry has endured a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge, …