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Kent Fountain To Lead The National Cotton Council

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Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Georgia, ginner was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020 during the NCC’s 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He succeeds Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Alabama. A member of the NCC’s 2001-2002 Cotton Leadership Class, Fountain served as an NCC vice president from 2016-2018 and an NCC director in 2011. He has ... Read More »

FDA Provides Update On FSMA Rules At NCC Annual Meeting

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Jennifer Erickson, regulatory counsel at the Food and Drug Administration, spoke to a gathering of cotton ginners at the National Cotton Council Annual Meeting in February. The presentation took place during the National Cotton Ginners’ Association Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Erickson updated ginners on the current status of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as it relates to ... Read More »

Louisiana’s Jay Hardwick to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

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The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction ceremonies in March will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., March 26, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Louisiana’s farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education ... Read More »

NCC survey: U.S. producers will plant 13 million acres in 2020

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U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5% from 2019 (based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 12.8 million acres, down 5.6% from 2019, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 224,000 acres represent a ... Read More »

NCC outlook: U.S.-China Phase 1, coronavirus bring uncertainties

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National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. On Jan. 15, President Donald Trump signed the Phase 1 trade agreement with China. As part of ... Read More »

UT Plans Annual ‘Cotton Focus’ For Feb. 13

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Cotton producers and agricultural industry professionals can learn about the latest cotton research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus, Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will be held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd., Jackson, Tennessee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CST. There is no cost to attend. University of Tennessee ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Cotton Incorporated, the research and marketing company funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers. It is the sole-source contractor of The Cotton Board and was created in 1970. A group of visionary cotton producers decided to pool their resources to invest in cotton research and promotion to help combat a major emerging issue ... Read More »