NCC Chairman Commends USTR and Urges African Cooperation12/04/2009 NCC Chairman Jay Hardwick and Vice Chairman Eddie Smith, on behalf of the US cotton industry, commended US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and the entire US delegation for defending US agriculture’s interests during the recent WTO meeting in Geneva.
America’s Heartland Reaches Milestone12/04/2009 America’s Heartland, which connects consumers to America’s agricultural communities, has reached an important milestone: broadcasting its 100th episode to audiences on Public Television and RFD TV.
Ag Groups Urge Prompt Action on House Disaster Bill12/03/2009 The NCC and other national commodity organizations expressed appreciation to Reps. Childers (D-MS) and Berry (D-AR) for introducing legislation on Dec. 2 that will deliver urgently needed emergency financial assistance to growers who have suffered '09 crop yield and quality losses.
Early Registration Deadline Extended For '10 Beltwide12/02/2009 The NCC has extended the early registration deadline for the '10 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans until December 23. Those who have not registered or made housing arrangements and are planning to attend can do so online by clicking on the '10 BWCC icon on this page.
Ag Groups Join NCC to Convey Urgent Disaster Assistance Need11/20/2009 The NCC has been joined by other national commodity organizations representing producers, processors and related agri-businesses in expressing strong support for the prompt passage of legislation to provide funding for emergency disaster assistance.
NCTO Says Duty-Free Access to Cambodia Damages Textiles11/17/2009 David Hastings, chairman of Mount Vernon Mills, urged the House Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade to keep in mind that the United States’ manufacturing sector is hurting badly and not to take action that could potentially cause further job losses in this country.
Petition Filed in Court’s Clean Water Ruling11/03/2009 The NCC and other agricultural groups filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S Supreme Court seeking a Sixth Circuit decision reversal in NCC v. EPA that imposes unnecessary and hampering regulations on producers/health officials.
NCC Statement on Arbitration Determination09/10/2009 Responding to the WTO Arbitration Panel decision released Aug. 31, NCC Chairman Hardwick said, "We are pleased that the arbitration award is far less than requested by Brazil, that the Panel provided no award with respect to the Step 2 cotton program, and that Brazil is not authorized to cross-retaliate at this time."
NCC: Farm Law Implementation Needs Clear Direction06/25/2009 The NCC told a House Agriculture Committee subcommittee that critical parts of the regulations implementing payment limitations and gross income eligibility limits are inconsistent with the '08 farm law or are unclear – causing uncertainty and concern among producers.
2009 P.I.E. Program Tours Set05/21/2009 The NCC has scheduled dates and locations for the 2009 Producer Information Exchange Program. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the program is now in its 21st year of helping its US cotton producer participants improve yields and fiber quality.
NCC Salutes Earth Day's 40th Anniversary04/22/2009 In recognition of Earth Day, the NCC emphasizes that the U.S. industry continues to make strides in sustainable cotton production and processing with the overall goal of improving environmental quality.
NCC Says US Cotton Industry Outlook Tied to Demand Recovery02/14/2009 The US cotton industry continues to face “a very competitive and difficult economic climate” but there are some reasons for optimism in the coming year, NCC Economist Dr. Gary Adams says. <a href=news/meetings/2009annual/index.cfm>More news from Annual Meeting</a>
Sharp Elected 2009 Cotton Council International President02/13/2009 Clyde T. Sharp, a Roll, AZ, cotton producer, will serve as 2009 president of Cotton Council International (CCI). CCI is the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) export promotions arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries globally under the COTTON USA trademark.
Trio Honored With 2008 Cotton Genetics Research Award01/07/2009 SAN ANTONIO, TX – The team of Drs. Al Bell, Forest Robinson and Dave Stelly received the 2008 Cotton Genetics Award by accomplishing a major breakthrough in transferring resistance to reniform nematode from a wild cotton species to upland cotton.
NCC Issues Statement on CFTC Investigation01/06/2009 The National Cotton Council welcomes the release of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigation into the abnormal price fluctuations which occurred in the cotton market in February and March of 2008.
2009 High Cotton Winners Display Environmental Ethic in Communities01/06/2009 Jimmy Dodson uses border strips to avoid drifting pesticides onto his neighbors’ lawns. Mike Tate is considered to be a “preferred” neighbor among residents in his community. Jason Luckey spends hours telling agriculture’s story to community organizations. Danny Locke shows small groups of other farmers what he’s doing to make his operation more environmentally friendly.