Industry Reaction EPA Approval of Sulfoxaflor Use

Dan Cotton, Environment, Industry News Release, Pollinators

Source: National Cotton Council? MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NCC) – The National Cotton Council (NCC) is grateful for EPA’s decision granting use on cotton of sulfoxaflor (commercially known as Transform©) – a uniquely designed insecticide that targets piercing/sucking insect pests such as aphids and plant bugs. “We appreciate EPA’s decision to make sulfoxaflor available for use on cotton,” said NCC Chairman Mike …


New Pilot Program Promoting Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers farm responsibly and strive for continuous improvement. Executive Director of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Ken Burton, has more details and explains how enrollment can affect market share for U.S. cotton.


NCC on MFP and Ag Appropriations

Dan Cotton, Economy

It was almost four weeks ago that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they would be implementing some $16 billion in programs to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. This includes the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which is currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The National Cotton Council (NCC) VP of Washington …


Cotton Industry Hopeful About China Trade Talks

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently joined with more than 40 other agricultural organizations in writing a letter to President Trump regarding the current trade situation with China. Reece Langley, NCC vice president of Washington Operations, is hopeful the current United States-China talks will restore normal trade relations. Last week, President Trump said trade talks with China “are rounding the turn” …

NCC: Tariff Mitigation Assistance Appreciated

Dan Cotton, Economy

The National Cotton Council (NCC) conveyed thanks to President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for authorizing the second round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  USDA announced that producers of certain commodities, including cotton, now will be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second …


NCC Encouraging Producers to Report Disaster Losses

Dan Cotton, Economy

To better assess the damages and economic losses caused by recent hurricanes, the National Cotton Council (NCC) is encouraging industry members to use a form on its website to provide information for their farming operation or business. Industry members are encouraged to provide information concerning storm damage incurred by either Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael, and a brief summary of yield impacts. …

U.S. Cotton Exports and Demand Still Good

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports

While the trade war with China continues, some wonder how it is affecting U.S. cotton exports to that country. Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council (NCC), looks at exports for U.S. cotton and notes what impacts the tariffs have had on demand. U.S. Cotton Exports and Demand Still Good

NCC on Support for Cotton Growers

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced details for their tariff mitigation plan to help farmers and ranchers in response to the retaliatory tariffs other countries have put in place against U.S. agricultural exports. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council (NCC), has more information on how the program will work for U.S. cotton growers. …


Southeast Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Industry News Release

Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …