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Hoping to Restore Trade Relations with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Trade issues have been a concern for many in agriculture for quite some time, especially with what has been taking place between the U.S. and China. It was back in April when the National Cotton Council (NCC) joined with more than 40 other agricultural organizations in writing a letter to President Trump regarding the trade situation with China. And NCC Vice President …

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Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Destin, FL (USPOULTRY) – During the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, a record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. “We received the …

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Signup Underway for Market Facilitation Program

Dan Cotton, Economy

Signup began this week for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), and the first round of payments are expected to be issued in mid-to-late August. While the payments are county specific, they are not crop specific, and will be available on planted acres for 2019. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council (NCC), says they have developed a …

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NCC Looking for Market Facilitation Program Details Soon

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

It’s been two months since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would be implementing some $16 billion in programs to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. According to Reece Langley, National Cotton Council (NCC) vice president of Washington operations, details on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) are expected soon. Langley says …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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” …

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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 …