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Seeking to Get Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity, making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, says they are working with Congress to get this set up through the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Image: Cottonseed …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Says Cottonseed Designation Efforts Continue

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts continue to help producers with a cottonseed designation. According to the National Cotton Council (NCC), in recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Ga. said, “cotton must be brought back into the farm law’s Title I commodity policy as it is the only program crop …

NCC Releases Economic Outlook

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite: 1) concerns about world demand, 2) Chinese imports below historical levels, 3) …

Dr. Peng Chee Receives 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Dr. Peng Chee, a professor of Cotton Molecular Genetics/Breeding at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, is the recipient of the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award. The announcement was made during the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of the National Cotton Council-coordinated 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In recognition, Dr. Chee received a …

Cotton Demand Continues to Struggle

Dan Cotton

Although world consumption for cotton has expanded for the past five years, demand continues to struggle due to increased competition from lower priced man-made fibers. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, says the export market for U.S. cotton continues to be the primary outlet.

More Details on Water Resources Development Bill

Dan Cotton, Water

Congress has completed its work for 2016, with the final two items of business the Senate had to approve before adjourning included passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through April 28, 2017 and a Water Resources Development Bill. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, has more details on the …