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'16 PIE Program Tour Dates Set 05/24/2016
The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the '16 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
NCC Announces '16-17 Emerging Leaders 04/21/2016
Twelve US cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for '16-17.
NCC Disputes Findings in Turkish Anti-Dumping Investigation 04/18/2016
A three percent CIF (cost, insurance and freight) duty has been imposed on all US cotton fiber imports into Turkey after the Turkish government released on April 16 its final decision on its anti-dumping investigation of US cotton.
Michael Tate Elected American Cotton Producers Chair 02/09/2016
Michael Tate of Huntsville, Ala., was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for '16, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 5-7.
National Cotton Council 2016 State Unit Officers Named 02/09/2016
NCC state unit officers for 2016 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 5-7.
National Cotton Council Names 2016 Directors 02/09/2016
The NCC directors for '16 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 5-7.
Cotton Service Award Honors Jimmy Dodson 02/08/2016
Jimmy Dodson, a Robstown, Texas, cotton producer, is the recipient of the 2015 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored during the NCC’s '16 annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 5-7.
Louis Colombini Receives National Ginner Award 02/08/2016
Louis Colombini, manager of the Westside Farmers Coop Gins in Fresno and an active ginner leader in California, was named the recipient of the National Cotton Ginners Association’s 2015 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was recognized during the NCGA’s 2016 annual meeting in Dallas, Texas on February 5.
Ron Craft to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association 02/08/2016
The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its 2016 officers on February 5 during its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Shane Stephens to Lead the NCC in '16 02/08/2016
Shane Stephens to Lead the NCC in '16
Low Prices, Weak Demand, Uncertain Macroeconomy Making For Challenging Year 02/06/2016
NCC economists say '16 will be another challenging year for the US cotton industry – with low cotton prices, ample global stocks and uncertainties regarding global mill cotton use.
NCC Survey Suggests US Producers to Plant 9.1 Million Acres in '16 02/06/2016
US cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 percent from 2015, according to the NCC’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
Cotton Council International Elects 2016 Officers 02/05/2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Keith T. Lucas, Garner, N.C., cooperative official, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2016. He and other CCI officers were elected at CCI’s board meeting in Dallas today during the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2016 Annual Meeting.
NCC Praises Efforts to Reinstate Commodity Marketing Certificates 02/04/2016
USDA announced the implementation and availability of commodity marketing certificates as part of the Marketing Loan Program (MLP) available to all loan eligible commodities.
Texas Representative Conaway Addressing Cotton Council Delegates 02/04/2016
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is scheduled to address delegates attending the NCC's '16 Annual Meeting in Dallas on Feb. 6.
NCC Statement Regarding Secretary's Cottonseed Remarks 02/03/2016
The National Cotton Council said in a statement that it is extremely disappointed in Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s Feb. 3 comments that USDA believes its legal interpretation of the farm bill does not provide the authority to make the cottonseed designation.
Weaver Receives 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award 01/07/2016
Dr. David B. Weaver, a cotton breeder who has dedicated his career conducting plant breeding research and educating generations of undergraduate and graduate students at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award.
NCC Appreciates Senators’ Cottonseed Designation Request 01/05/2016
The NCC appreciates Senator John Boozman’s (R-AR) initiative in getting his Cotton Belt colleagues to sign onto a Jan. 4 letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urging him to designate cottonseed as an ‘other oilseed’ as a means to bring some “much needed stability and support to cotton producers and the broader cotton industry.”