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Cotton’s Agenda

Confronting Climate Change

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With increasing extreme weather and shifts in growing seasons impeding crop production, the National Cotton Council has partnered with multiple groups to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities. ■ Who is in this coalition? The NCC recently became a steering committee member of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance. Its organizations represent farmers, ranchers, forest owners, agribusinesses, manufacturers, the ... Read More »

Let’s Talk Logos

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The Seal Of Cotton Is Recognized And Respected In The Marketplace • By Stacey Warren, Warren, Arkanssa • Let’s talk about logos. What is the value of a good trademark? Well, when it comes to the Seal of Cotton trademark, the value is pretty significant. In fact, more than eight out of 10 consumers are aware of the seal. That’s ... Read More »

Cautious Confidence

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National Cotton Council economists see restrained optimism for the U.S. cotton industry’s 2021 outlook. ■ What general business climate is foreseen? The COVID-19 pandemic still is creating disruptions in the supply chains and markets for the U.S. and world cotton and textile industries, but the overall global economy is recovering at a faster pace than originally expected. The distribution of ... Read More »

Requesting Real Relief

As it did throughout 2020, the National Cotton Council will seek any necessary COVID-19-related assistance for its members in 2021. ■ What recent actions were taken, relief provided? The NCC engaged with congressional members and their staff to underscore the economic harm the pandemic continued to inflict on the cotton industry. We conveyed our priorities and sought relief in an ... Read More »

Requesting Realistic Rules

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The National Cotton Council monitored court cases, agency rulemaking and numerous regulations that potentially could prevent cotton producers’ access to necessary tools that affect their profitability. ■ What were some major regulatory issues addressed in 2020? The NCC’s comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on regulatory transparency suggested that research models should be scrapped if the agency’s data do not ... Read More »

Capitalizing On Convenience, Access

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The National Cotton Council urges cotton producers and others to take advantage of the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ wealth of information that can help make key production/marketing-related decisions for the upcoming growing season. ■ What’s the participation incentive? Convenience is the primary incentive as the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will offer live-streamed individual reports, panel discussions, and poster presentations ... Read More »

A Virtual Reality

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The National Cotton Council-coordinated 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will employ a virtual platform to share cutting-edge research results and other timely information for making key production/marketing-related decisions. ■ Why the online format? The BWCC annually brings together university/U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agency and Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support staff to exchange information about research results, new products ... Read More »