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Bottlenecks at California ports delay farm exports

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• By Ching Lee • Despite mounting calls for federal maritime regulators to address congestion, delays and shipping challenges at U.S. ports, California agricultural exporters say they have yet to see any relief. Since last fall, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association has reported a surge in cargo volumes that has kept shipping containers sitting longer at California ports. With a ... Read More »

Cautious Confidence

NCC outlook

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 »

Industry News — August 2020

scott stewart

Stewart Named Director Of UT’s West Tennesse Ag Center An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart has been named the director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a University of Tennessee Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the ... Read More »

Price swings, new disease put strain on SC cotton growers

south carolina cotton field

• By Denise Attaway • One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting held in Santee recently, Clemson Extension Economist Nathan Smith told growers that despite stable demand for cotton worldwide, fluctuations in yields, prices and international trade have the potential to create stress for both producers ... Read More »

Ensuring Ease Of Entry

gary adams, ncc

From NAFTA re-negotiation to China tariffs, the National Cotton Council is communicating with government officials and legislators regarding trade policy issues to ensure the U.S. cotton industry has continued access to key markets. Is the NAFTA re-negotiation acceptable? ▪ The NCC is pleased the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement preserved market access for U.S. cotton exports and ... Read More »

Meet Cotton Board Chairman Peter McGrath

Peter McGrath, Cotton Board Chairman

• By Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board is governed by its membership, which consists of both cotton producers and cotton importers. The importers represent various major U.S. brands and retailers – significant downstream users of cotton. The producers represent their respective states in the U.S. Cotton Belt. Together, these segments of the Board offer ... Read More »