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Seed Coat Fragments Discussed During Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Dan Cotton

Seed coat fragments have popped up in various cotton fields across the Southeast, an issue that was discussed during last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Jody Campiche, says the problem seems to be specifically related to hurricanes. For more information about the Beltwide Cotton Conferences click here.


Beltwide Cotton Conferences Underway

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council’s (NCC’s) 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences kicked their virtual meeting schedule off today. The Conferences began with the half-day Cotton Consultants Conference. Conferences Manager Lauren Krogman says those wanting to participate in the live-stream event must register. The event, being held through Thursday is designed to bring industry stakeholders together to discuss various issues in the cotton industry. So if you have yet …

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NCC Welcomes Vilsack and Tai Nominations

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCC) — The National Cotton Council of America looks forward to working again with U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Tom Vilsack on matters ranging from sustainable, climate smart agriculture to international trade opportunities and the farm safety net. NCC Chairman Kent Fountain, a Georgia cotton producer and ginner, said, “The U.S. cotton industry believes that Tom Vilsack has the credentials necessary …


Registration Continues for Virtual Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Dan Cotton

Registration continues for the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences which will be held virtually January 5 -7. The National Cotton Council reminds those planning to participate in the live-stream event you must register at the event website, Registration costs for the 2021 conference have been reduced due to the virtual format, $180 for NCC members, university and USDA researchers, extension personnel, …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces NEW DATES for Regional Grower Webinars

Dan Cotton, Education, Industry News Release

Growers should join to learn how they can benefit and how collectively this will help increase demand for U.S. cotton globally. (NCC) — The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to give brands and retailers the critical assurances they need to source U.S. cotton, has announced a new slate of regional-focused webinars from November 9th through the end of 2020. These additional webinars were …


NCC on Lower Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton

In its December report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a large reduction to the 2019 cotton crop. The report noted that U.S. cotton production is forecast at 20.2 million 480-pound bales, down 3 percent from the previous forecast. Most of the more than 600,000 bale reduction was in the Texas crop. But, National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy …


Eligible Cotton Producers Receiving MFP Payments

Dan Cotton, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun issuing the second tranche of payments for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Producers of MFP-eligible commodities, like cotton, will be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% already received. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Washington Operations, Reece Langley, notes a third tranche …

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Registration Underway for Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council (NCC) wants to remind producers the 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be held January 8-10 in Austin, Texas, and registration is open. Lauren Krogman, coordinator of the Conferences and NCC’s Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology, has more details. The annual event brings together university and USDA researchers, extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. The …


NCC Applauds EPA Revisions for Pesticide Applications

Dan Cotton, Environment, Industry News Release

(NCC) — The National Cotton Council (NCC) appreciates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to change some aspects of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) that were finalized under the last administration. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement today regarding the proposal that provides much needed changes to what is called the Application Exclusion Zone, or AEZ. The AEZ is …

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Various Topics Discussed at Beltwide Cotton Conference

Dan Cotton

The 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences took place earlier this month in New Orleans. Lauren Krogman, manager of marketing and processing technology for the National Cotton Council (NCC) and coordinator of the conferences, explains what was discussed this year. And as a reminder to producers, the 2019 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting will be held February 8-10 in San Antonio, Texas.Preliminary meetings will begin …