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USDA Aims For Rural Growth

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of organizations in 11 states for loans and grants to support job creation efforts and business development, and to strengthen economic growth in rural communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The annou-ncement is one part of the ... Read More »

China, U.S. Cotton – A Special Relationship

By Tommy Horton Editor No matter what challenges might exist between the U.S. cotton industry and China, one fact remains clear. Each side needs the other in this crucial economic relationship. That was made obvious last month when textile mill executives from China and Hong Kong participated in a week-long tour of the U.S. Cotton Belt. Represented in the group ... Read More »