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Sharing in Sustainability

Beginning in April, the National Cotton Council will be encouraging this nation’s cotton producers to enroll in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Why is full participation important? More than 200 U.S. cotton producers enrolled in the NCC’s Trust Protocol pilot phase, but greater involvement is necessary to assure the global textile supply chain — including consumers — that U.S. cotton ... Read More »

2020: Play The Long Game

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As we embark on the 2020 cotton-growing season, there are a lot of wild cards out there. Of course, weather is a given. And the next two in line are the United States-China Phase I implementation and the coronavirus outbreak that began in China and has spread virtually across the globe. In the 2020 World Cotton Outlook article on page ... Read More »

Focus On Faith, Hope And Confidence

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Because we live in such a fast-moving world these days, bombarded by hysterical Chicken Little cries that “the sky is falling,” it’s often difficult to maintain a positive perspective. I believe the antidote is to slow down for a minute and consider the power of faith, hope and confidence. You may have seen examples of these ideas as part of ... Read More »

Amplified Assistance

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During 2019, the National Cotton Council worked closely with the Administration and Congress to advance passage of a meaningful disaster recovery package. What were some major NCC actions? ■ The NCC strongly advocated for legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for producers affected by wildfires, Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and other natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. Letters of ... Read More »

Advocating For Assistance

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Throughout the year, the National Cotton Council was very persistent in seeking congressional support for much-needed disaster and recovery assistance. How did the NCC push for this? ■ Recognizing the critical need for timely assistance for those who were devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019, the NCC worked closely with Cotton Belt congressional ... Read More »

Industry News For April 2019

Southeast, Delta and South Texas Farmers Honored Growers from the Southeast, Delta and South Texas regions were honored recently at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. The club, now in its third year, recognizes cotton growers for their advanced knowledge and skill used to maximize yield and profit potential, as well as produce high-quality fiber. Twenty ... Read More »

Labor Continues To Be An Issue

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It’s all over the news about how good the job market is. In many places, there are “help wanted” signs everywhere. Labor is tight. In some areas, labor is tighter than others. It’s no great shock that the ginning industry relies on a largely migrant workforce. With a tight labor market, able-bodied people who want to work can find work ... Read More »