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National Cotton Council Working to Protect Current Tax Policy

Dan Cotton, Economy

The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently joined 40 other agriculture organizations on a letter to House and Senate leadership to express significant concerns about legislative proposals that would jeopardize the future of family-owned farm and ranch businesses. NCC Vice President of Washington Operations, Reece Langley, explains how the Council is working to protect current tax policy for farmers and others in agriculture. …

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Grower Enrollment for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is Underway

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Due to the ever-greater supply chain scrutiny and a growing demand for transparency, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was developed. It sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton and brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to responsibly-grown cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics. And cotton growers across the Southeast are being reminded enrollment …

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NCC on Senate Reintroduction of Growing Climate Solutions Act

Dan Climate Change, Cotton, Environment, Legislative

Last week, the U.S. Senate reintroduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021, legislation that would create a certification program at USDA to help solve technical entry barriers that prevent farmer and forest landowner participation in carbon credit markets. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council (NCC), Reece Langley, says this bipartisan legislation is expected to move its …

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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 …