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Cotton’s Agenda

Striving For Zero Tolerance

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council is urging producers, ginners, warehousers and their employees to be proactive in preventing lint contamination this harvest season. Why the heightened concern? The most recent International Textile Manufacturers Federation survey of worldwide cotton contamination found more contamination in 2011 compared with the last survey year of 2009. Some U.S. spinners say ... Read More »

The Right Plan

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council is reminding farm and gin owners/operators to determine if they must implement a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. Why is compliance necessary? EPA says the SPCC rule is to help farms and facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines as well as control a ... Read More »

Promoting The Positives

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International (CCI), is capitalizing on more than 55 years of experience in creating, building and filling the global demand for U.S. cotton fiber and products. What is CCI’s mission? CCI strives to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and manufactured cotton products. From the initial mill ... Read More »