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Cotton’s Agenda

Just Being Responsible

The U.S. and Australian cotton industries jointly agreed to escalate their commitment to improved production and sustainability. These countries, which account for roughly 17 percent of global cotton production, already had demonstrated leadership in resource efficiency, including water/land use, pest management, soil conservation, energy/greenhouse gas reduction and bale traceability. COTTON LEADS was created to ensure Read More »

Unwarranted Targeting

For several years, the National Cotton Council has been engaged in activities involving honeybee health decline. Although pesticides are but one of multiple contributing factors that scientists have identified for this decline, these plant protection products are receiving unjustified attention. By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO What is the major concern? In March, a group of beekeepers and activists filed suit ... Read More »

Promoting The Preference

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO For 45 years, the biennial COTTON USA Orientation Tour has been extremely valuable in helping Cotton Council International (the National Cotton Council’s international division) in its mission of keeping the global pipeline filled with U.S. raw cotton exports. Just how important is the Orientation Tour? The Orientation Tour still plays a highly relevant role in ... Read More »

Navigating The Regulatory Maze

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council remains fully engaged in ever evolving regulations that can challenge producers’ ability to compete in the world marketplace. What about environmental issues? The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the pit bull of environmental laws. It has no provisions for cost-benefit analyses and provides the authority to protect listed species at any ... Read More »

Pursuing Zero Tolerance

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council continues to press for lint contamination prevention, with the understanding that it is imperative for our industry to maintain its global reputation as a quality fiber supplier. What are primary contamination sources? Old and new contamination sources challenge zero tolerance efforts. We’ve learned the hard way how wind can carry litter, ... Read More »

Pursuing Zero Tolerance

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council continues to press for lint contamination prevention, with the understanding that it is imperative for our industry to maintain its global reputation as a quality fiber supplier. What are primary contamination sources? Old and new contamination sources challenge zero tolerance efforts. We’ve learned the hard way how wind can carry litter, ... Read More »

From The Ground Up

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The Policy Education Program (PEP) is now in its 15th year of giving U.S. cotton producers the opportunity to learn more about the National Cotton Council. How is the PEP carried out? The NCC’s Member Services plays a strong role in identifying and selecting cotton producers who have demonstrated a desire to become more active ... Read More »