Early Housing Reservations Can Be Made For 2012 BWCC
Early room reservations for the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conferences now can be made through Oct. 31 – as a special benefit to National Cotton Council and Cotton Foundation members only. The forum is set for Jan. 3-6 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
Conference information, including instructions for early housing and registration, is now available online at www.cotton.org/beltwide. In addition, all previous Beltwide Cotton Conferences attendees will be mailed a printed informational brochure.
Key agronomic, pest management, economic and policy reports are being planned for the Beltwide Cotton Production Conference. Among key issues to be addressed are herbicide resistance prevention/management, various insect pest concerns ranging from plant bug pressure to secondary insect pest problems and managing cotton with the changing arsenal of crop protection products.
Interaction and information sharing will be encouraged among producer speakers, panelists and attendees on these and other topics in the Cotton Production Conference workshops. Attendees will be able to discuss management strategies with producers and university experts from across the Cotton Belt.
Dow AgroSciences Helps Farmers Affected By Floods
With recent devastating floods destroying many U.S. farms, Dow AgroSciences, through The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, donated $100,000 to help with flood relief efforts in six states.
Thousands of Dow AgroSciences’ customer locations and millions of acres have been affected in the Midwest and Mid-South regions, and the funds will be used in efforts to help the agricultural community recover from the flood damage.
The $100,000 donation was provided to six organizations serving the agricultural communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee. Organizations receiving donations were the Arkansas Rice Depot, Louisiana Cattlemen’s Foundation, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Missouri Department of Agriculture Disaster Relief Fund, North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Farm Disaster Response Fund.
Monsanto Supports Families Hit By Disaster In Miss. Delta
The Mississippi Delta region suffered through one of the worst floods in recent history this past spring, with up to seven million acres of fertile farmland under water in this highly productive part of the country.
In continued efforts by Monsanto to support farmers, the company donated $15,000 to the Save the Delta Coalition to help the region rebuild. The donation was part of the Monsanto Pledge Award program.
The $15,000 donation was made as part of the Monsanto Pledge Award, which honors Monsanto employees, projects or programs in six categories and gives each winning group the opportunity to direct a $15,000 donation to the nonprofit organization of their choice.