Cotton LEADS™ Program Hosts Event For US Partners05/15/2015 Since its establishment in '13, the Cotton LEADS™ program has attracted more than 300 partners from across the global supply chain.
A recent luncheon in Gastonia, NC, was held to update the US-based partners on program activities and to announce the latest additions to the Cotton LEADS™ partner list: HanesBrands; Jo-Ann Fabrics; Kohl’s®; and Life Is Good®.
NCC: “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule Overly Burdensome03/17/2015 NCC Chairman Sledge Taylor, in March 17 testimony before a House panel, said that a rule proposed by the EPA and Corps of Engineers to define “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act would require costly federal permits for many commonplace and essential farming practices.
NCC: No Adverse Farm Law Changes or Budget Reductions02/24/2015 NCC Director Ronnie Lee testified at a Senate agriculture committee hearing that with producers now making critical decisions on the new farm law’s various program options and with program election and sign-up deadlines still ahead, it would be highly disruptive and punitive to make adverse policy changes or budget reductions while the new farm law is being implemented.
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 201507/29/15 This week the Senate is considering efforts to reauthorize and extend the Surface Transportation and Highway bills.
Cotton Newsline: July 24, 201507/24/15 Chinese government officials recently decided to begin selling off the country’s massive cotton stockpile, and this has caused a lot of uncertainty in the global cotton market.
Cotton Newsline: July 22, 201507/23/15 USDA’s estimates for this year’s cotton crop have changed due to weather conditions. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, joins us with some clarity on the numbers.
Cotton Newsline: July 15, 201507/15/15 In addition to work on the agriculture appropriations front, the cotton industry is keeping an eye on a couple of key pieces of legislation in Washington this week.
Cotton Newsline: June 10, 201507/05/15 What causes a superweed, and what exactly is a superweed? Depending on your source, you may be looking at two very different answers.
Cotton Newsline: July 2, 201507/02/15 Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, launched a new agricultural supply chain program for US commodity crops last year.