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Time — The Fourth Dimension Of The Universe

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While watching TV the other night, I wasn’t surprised that the ongoing pandemic was still at the top of the newsreel. What caught my attention was the announcer’s topic for the segment: “before time.” He, along with his virtual guests, shared memories of what life was like before COVID-19 disrupted what we perceive as the natural ebb and flow of ... 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 »

Reflect & Project

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The 2021 Economic Outlook For U.S. Cotton • By Jody Campiche, Shawn Boyd and Michelle Huffman • Editor’s Note: During the 2021 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting, NCC Economic Services presented the economic outlook for the U.S. and world cotton market. Here are excerpts from their report. This past year was characterized by significant uncertainty and volatility in both the ... 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 »

Mid-South Farm And Gin Show Adds Virtual Component

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The 69th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is rolling out an interactive virtual show site this year to replace its physical event Feb. 26-27 typically held at the Renasant Convention Center — formerly the Cook Convention Center, 255 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee. To register, go to farmandginshow.com. You will be given a badge ... Read More »

NCSU winter cotton meetings go virtual in February

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North Carolina State University’s winter cotton meetings will be held virtually using Zoom this year due to COVID-19. You will be able to watch these on your computer. They will be recorded in case you can’t watch at the time they are live. There will be three ways to participate: • Some counties may allow you to come into the ... Read More »