Pakistani

Cotton Focus of Pakistani Trade Mission

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

Cotton Council International will be showcasing U.S. cotton production and processing to key Pakistani textile manufacturing executives during a special trade mission in the U.S. next week. CCI is the export arm of the National Cotton Council. It will also be coordinating important U.S. exporter meetings with those Pakistani executives during the trade mission. The executives will travel across the …

Florida Cotton Growers Association

Florida Cotton Growers Association to Hold Inaugural Meeting

Dan Cotton, Florida

Cotton producers in Florida are invited to attend the first annual meeting of the Florida Cotton Growers Association. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6pm Central Time at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, Florida. All Florida cotton producers and associated businesses are invited to attend to learn about the purpose of the association …

farmland

Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

Dan Pest/Pest Control, Regulation

Agriculture groups expressed disappointment regarding a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings. A coalition of groups issued a joint statement regarding the decision Tuesday, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council. The joint …

Beltwide Cotton

Beltwide Cotton Conferences Coming Next Week

Dan Cotton, Education

The National Cotton Council (NCC) invites producers to take part in the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. They will be held January 4 through 6 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. There will be three days of individual reports, panel discussions, hands on workshops and seminars designed to provide attendees with information to help make key cotton production/marketing-related …

wotus

Reactions to Latest EPA Announcement on WOTUS

Dan Irrigation, Legislative, Water, Wetland, WOTUS Act

Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Army released a proposed rule to re-establish the pre-2015 definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The proposed rule would remove the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which was finalized in 2020 and provided long-overdue certainty and clarity for farmers affected by the scope of WOTUS jurisdiction. Various commodity …

Beltwide Cotton

Beltwide Cotton Conferences Coming in January

Dan Cotton

The National Cotton Council is excited to announce that the NCC-coordinated 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, is set for January 4-6 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The event will offer attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing. Registration costs for the 2022 BWCC before December 16 are: $200 for …

cotton demand

Cotton Demand Experiencing a Strong Recovery

Dan Cotton

Cotton demand has experienced a strong recovery following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, economic analysts often underestimate the complexity of the global textile supply chain. National Cotton Council (NCC) Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Dr. Jody Campiche, outlines some of the issues cotton merchants continue to face despite the recovery in demand.

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NCC Following Committee Markup Process in the House

Dan Cotton, Legislative, Regulation

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives continue their committee markup process to develop the individual pieces of the budget reconciliation bill that will be assembled in the coming weeks. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council (NCC), Reece Langley, has more details on the agriculture specific provisions. Langley also explains what is not in the House agriculture package …

cotton contamination

NCC Providing Help to Prevent Cotton Contamination

Dan Cotton

With cotton harvest approaching, the National Cotton Council (NCC) reminds producers and ginners to take advantage of the free resources they provide to help prevent cotton contamination. NCC Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology, Lauren Krogman, talks about contamination prevention and its impact. And Krogman notes one of the resources NCC offers is an educational video for cotton producers, ginners, …

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Lawmakers Working on Spending Bills

Dan Economy, Legislative

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2022 funding bill Wednesday for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would boost spending by more than ten percent. The bill includes funding for ag research and climate related programs, along with funding for cotton industry priorities requested by the National Cotton Council. NCC Vice President …