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Perdue Echoes Vilsack on Cottonseed Declaration

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week echoed his predecessor, telling U.S. House lawmakers the Department of Agriculture does not have the authority to declare cottonseed as an oilseed. Perdue carried the same message former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered to lawmakers on the issue, as advised by USDA lawyers. Perdue was asked about the issue during a House Agriculture Appropriations …

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FY18 Federal Budget Very Concerning

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council says the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal includes a number of extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that, if implemented, would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton farming families. The NCC emphasized that U.S. cotton producers already are struggling with difficult economic conditions and the lack of access to the same …

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Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass Management Webcast

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast Identifies Key Practices and Programs for Managing Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass can completely overtake a cotton field if managed improperly. It is one of the most tenacious weeds because of its ability to reproduce and spread through rhizomes. The Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Management” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts …

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Conaway Disappointed Cotton, Dairy Farmers Left in the Lurch

Dan Cotton, Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement concerning the exclusion of critical help for cotton and dairy farmers from the omnibus appropriations bill. “It is no secret that times are extremely difficult in farm and ranch country right now, with net farm income down 50 percent from where it stood just four years ago. It …

Saving Costs with Cover Crops

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Cotton farmers in Alabama who use cover crops have a new, cost-cutting option. They can kill their cover crops and plant their cotton in the same pass through a field, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Cover crops are gaining in popularity because they suppress weeds and help retain moisture and nutrients. Farmers typically plant cover crops in the …

Possible Changes in Cotton and Dairy Policies Ahead

Dan Cotton, Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson tells Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report that he’s optimistic that the fiscal 2017 government spending package will include changes to the cotton and dairy policies in the new Farm Bill. He says those potential changes would provide more financial assistance to farmers. The Minnesota Democrat says he and other committee members have been talking …

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Cotton Incorporated Launches New Consumer Campaign

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, News from our Sponsors

Leave Comfort to Clothes Cotton Incorporated’s Consumer Marketing Division has announced the launch of a new consumer-directed advertising campaign, Leave Comfort to Clothes. “The ‘Leave Comfort to Clothes’ campaign leverages consumers’ strong connection between cotton and comfort and inspires them to rethink the way they view comfort,” says Jill Orsini, Cotton Incorporated’s Director of Advertising. “The comfort doesn’t come from …

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Reebok to Manufacture Shoes Made from Corn, Organic Cotton

Dan Corn, Cotton, Industry News Release, Organic 8 Comments

Reebok will begin making shoes from corn and organic cotton later this year. The initiative is an effort to create more sustainable products. A Reebok spokesperson says: “Reebok is trying to clean up the entire life cycle of shoe making,” Reebok says the sole of the new shoe will be made with petroleum-free, non-toxic industrial-grown corn, while the body of …

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Cotton Council International Elects 2017 Officers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release 0 Comments

Eduardo L. (Eddy) Esteve, a merchant from Dallas, Texas, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2017. He and other CCI officers were elected at CCI’s board meeting during the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2017 Annual Meeting held February 10-12 in Dallas, Texas. CCI is the NCC’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than …

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NCC Releases Economic Outlook

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release 0 Comments

Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite: 1) concerns about world demand, 2) Chinese imports below historical levels, 3) …

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USDA: No Cotton Storage Deficit

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release 3 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that there is not a cotton storage deficit. The determination was made based on Oct. 1, 2016, production estimates and carry-in stock reports. Since there is no deficit, the CCC has determined that extra storage is not needed for the 2016 cotton crop.