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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 »

Mississippi State scientist receives international cotton honor

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Mississippi State’s Raja Reddy, a world-renowned crop expert, was recognized with a premier, international award for cotton science. Named Researcher of the Year by the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Reddy’s award spotlights his important work in improvements to the quality of crops that feed, clothe and fuel the world. Specifically, he focuses on climate change impact on cotton and other ... Read More »

USDA Keeps Eye On Climate Change

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that the Federal government must increase collaboration with producers, researchers and industry to develop the next generation of solutions that will help agriculture mitigate and adapt to modern climate challenges. “Our farmers, ranchers and forest landowners are the most innovative on earth, and they’re up to the task of meeting environmental challenges that lay ahead,” ... Read More »