|Domestic Support Provisions of WTO Framework Agreement Clarified 08/07/2004|
Mark Lange, NCC’s President and CEO said the WTO Framework Agreement’s requirement for reducing domestic support by 20% has been widely misunderstood and misreported by the media.
|NCC Backs New Endangered Species Rule 08/03/2004|
The NCC strongly supported a federal government rule that formalizes a process for the Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide registration program to be fully compliant with the Endangered Species Act.
|NCC Has Concerns with WTO Framework Text 08/02/2004|
NCC Chairman Woody Anderson said the U.S. cotton industry is glad to see that cotton will be addressed as part of the overall agricultural negotiations but is concerned about the specific references to cotton in the framework’s text.
|Dates Set for Popular Ginners School 02/18/2004|
Registration is now open for the popular ginners school, which will be offered at three locations in 2004 - Lubbock, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and Stoneville, MS.
|Keeping Farm Law Intact, Influencing Trade Negotiations Continue as National Cotton Council Priorities in 2004 02/02/2004|
NCC Chairman Bobby Greene said defense of the U.S. farm program and influencing trade negotiations will continue as NCC priorities in 2004.
|Texas Producer to Serve as NCC Chairman For 2004 02/02/2004|
Texas producer Woody Anderson was elected NCC chairman - the organization’s top position - at the NCC’s Annual Meeting.
|Cotton Service Award Honors Veteran NCC Staffer Gaylon Booker 02/02/2004|
Gaylon Booker, who has played a pivotal role at the NCC during his 40-plus years of service, was honored as the recipient of the 2004 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
|National Cotton Council Names 2004 Directors 02/02/2004|
NCC directors for 2004 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
|John E. Pucheu, Jr., Elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers 02/02/2004|
John E. Pucheu, Jr., a producer from Tranquillity, CA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the NCC for 2004 during the NCC’s annual meeting.
|Sid Brough to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association in 2004 01/31/2004|
Sid Brough, general manager of EdCot Coop Gin in Edroy, TX, is the 2004-05 president of the National Cotton Ginners Association. He was elected at the NCGA’s Board of Directors meeting and announced at the association’s annual meeting in New Orleans.
|Shifting Demand Continues for U.S. Cotton Industry 01/31/2004|
U.S. cotton will continue to see shifting demand as exports increase while the domestic textile industry experiences further contraction, according to the NCC's 2004 Economic Outlook given at the NCC's annual meeting in New Orleans.
|NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.76 Million Acres of Upland and ELS Cotton in 2004 01/30/2004|
NCC's annual planting intentions survey suggests U.S. producers will plant 14.76 million acres of upland and extra long staple cotton in 2004.
|Texas Cooperative Official Named CCI President For 2004 01/30/2004|
David Stanford, a cooperative official from Lubbock, TX, was elected president of Cotton Council International for 2004.
|NCC Joins in Trade Priorities Reaffirmation and Push 01/30/2004|
The NCC joined a number of textile and fiber organizations in the adoption of several trade priorities that will be communicated to the Administration, Congress and all candidates for public office during 2004.
|Slinsky Joins NCC Economic Services 01/22/2004|
Dr. Stephen Slinsky has joined the NCC as senior economist in Economic Services.
|NCC Policy, Programs to Provide Solutions to Industry Concerns 01/22/2004|
NCC delegates will develop policies and programs that can provide solutions to concerns facing the U.S. cotton industry at the organization’s 2004 Annual Meeting, Jan. 29-Feb. 2 in New Orleans, LA.
|Marek Joins NCC Communication Services 01/21/2004|
Melissa Marek has joined the NCC’s Communication Services department as manager, Broadcast Services.
|USDA-ARS Scientist Receives 2003 Cotton Physiology Award 01/13/2004|
Dr. Bobbie L. McMichael, a plant physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Plant Stress and Water Conservation Laboratory in Lubbock, TX, is the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Research Award in Cotton Physiology.
|Dr. Peggy Thaxton is 2003 Cotton Genetics Research Award Recipient 01/09/2004|
Dr. Peggy Thaxton received the 2003 Cotton Genetics Research Award at the 2004 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference
|J. Jill Group is 2004 U.S. Cotton Champion Award Recipient 01/07/2004|
The J. Jill Group, a Quincy, MA,-based specialty retailer of high-quality women’s apparel, accessories and footwear is the recipient of the U.S. Cotton Champion Award for 2004.
|2004 High Cotton Winners Share a Common Passion 01/07/2004|
2004 High Cotton Winners recognized at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences