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USDA Invests $6.5 Million to Help Conserve Water, Improve Water Quality in Ogallala Aquifer Region

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality. Funding will be targeted to seven focus areas to support their primary water source and strengthen ... Read More »

Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Announces Grants

Recipients Will Pursue Research Dedicated To Insect Pest Research Across All U.S. Row Crops ST. LOUIS (May 7, 2015) – Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Insect Management Knowledge Program (IMKP). The program, which started in early 2013 as the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Program, provides merit-based awards of up to $250,000 ... Read More »

2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. Participants include: PRODUCERS — Rafe Banks, Clarkedale, Ark.; Brandon Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz.; Matt Coley, Vienna, Ga.; Paul Minzenmayer, Rowena, Texas; Sutton Page, Avoca, Texas; and Brad Williams, Burlison, Tenn.; GINNERS — Phillip Kidd, Edmonson, Texas; and ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton’s Virtues Being Exhibited

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2015) – Key textile executives from 11 Pakistani companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt May 3-9 to observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and to meet with U.S. cotton exporters. The COTTON USA Pakistan Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. At this ... Read More »