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USDA Deregulates Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist™ Cotton Trait

Growers across the South are eager to use new system to control weeds Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:20 pm EDT Dateline: Indianapolis  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued its decision deregulating Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist™ cotton trait in the United States. The USDA has now completed its regulatory review process for all Enlist traits — corn, soybeans and cotton. Enlist cotton, one component ... Read More »

Supima Announces Retirement of President/CEO Jesse W. Curlee

Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. – July 13, 2015. Following an illustrious career that has spanned over three and a half decades at Supima, Jesse W. Curlee, President/CEO, has announced to the Supima Board of Directors that he will retire effective December 31, 2015. Curlee’s stewardship of  the organization during his tenure has covered a remarkable career of more than 36 years of ... Read More »

COTTON USA Takes to the Red Carpet at the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

COTTON USA sponsored the 26th annual Golden Melody Awards (GMA) in Taiwan, the Chinese equivalent of the Grammy Awards. A popular music event in Mandarin pop music, curated by the Taiwan Television Company and the Recording Industry Foundation in Taiwan, the GMA had one billion viewers worldwide. Cosmos People, a Taiwan-based band and 2015 COTTON USA spokespeople, joined the GMA ... Read More »

The EPA’s big land grab

The EPA just finalized one of the biggest land grabs in American history. Under the Clean Water Rule, all “tributaries” will be categorically regulated by the federal government. Tributaries — which quite literally mean anything with a bed, banks and an “ordinary high water mark” — are now under federal control. Not my words; the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA). This ... Read More »

Virginia/North Carolina Cotton Field Day to Highlight Key Research

(Nashville, North Carolina) – The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, Virginia, will host their 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11, beginning at 8 a.m. A broad range of cotton discipline research findings will be presented at 9 different tour stops by some of the leading researchers in Virginia and North Carolina. “The tours will include information ... Read More »

German minister to open new, state of the art cotton testing laboratory

ICA Bremen’s new and improved testing laboratory will be officially opened on Thursday 25 June 2015, at 14:45 by the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Based at its existing location in Bremen’s Cotton Exchange Building, the upgraded laboratory willincorporate a new and improved range of state of the art facilities to meet the growing demands ofthe global ... Read More »

Floor Statement by Chairman Conaway in support of TPA

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway delivered remarks on the House floor in favor of H.R. 1314, a bill that advances Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the U.S., it is imperative for the U.S. to work to reduce and eliminate international trade barriers so that American farmers and ranchers can ... Read More »