National Cotton News

  • Vitals for Cotton Sector December 1, 2017
    By Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University Maintaining market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in research and development are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., captivated the audience in a speech last Thursday at Texas Tech University about the 2017 cotton crop […]
  • Cotton Ginning Marketplace December 1, 2017
    Bag And Tie Codes Required For Warehouse Receipts With the 2017 crop now being harvested, ginned and stored, the National Cotton Council is reminding industry members of the importance of proper bale identification, including adherence to multiple requirements. First, all warehouses with U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation cotton storage agreements and cotton gins are […]
  • Where Dreams Come True December 1, 2017
    Mississippi Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 Transform My Community Grand Prize For Delta Streets Academy By Carroll Smith Editor T.Mac Howard grew up in Rankin County, Mississippi, and attended Mississippi State University. Fueled by his strong faith, Howard made his way to New Orleans after his sophomore year to participate in a summer internship with Desire […]
  • Writing The Book December 1, 2017
    West Texas Producer Keeps Field Histories To Track TrendsAnd Help With Future Seasons’ Planning By Vicky Boyd Managing Editor Kevin Belt farms by the book.The producer of cotton and other row crops near Plainview, Texas, keeps a three-ring notebook with him to record agronomic activities throughout the season. Each field has its own page, where […]
  • Advocating Farm Friendly Tax Reform December 1, 2017
    Congressional leaders hope by Christmas to wrap a bow around the first comprehensive tax reform in 30 years — a measure on which the National Cotton Council has actively conveyed its priorities. What input has the NCC provided? Among recent actions, the NCC joined other agricultural organizations on letters to Congressional leadership conveying support for […]
  • A Time For Reflection December 1, 2017
    As the season comes to a close or at least slows down a bit, those of us in the agricultural world typically take time to reflect on the past year’s events in preparation for the upcoming one. In many respects, 2017 was an emotional roller coaster for cotton. In the Specialists Speaking section, our experts […]
  • Cotton Incorporated And Archroma Redefine ‘100% Cotton’ December 1, 2017
    By Stacey Gorman Cotton Board, Director of Communications The Cotton Research and Promotion Program aims to innovate cotton throughout the supply chain — from growing the crop to the processing and finishing of the final cotton garment. Cotton Incorporated has partnered with Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, to use dye made […]