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2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Event Highlights Efficiency

2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

The National Cotton Council will hold the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), Jan. 8-10, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting is designed to provide insight on current research and emerging technology to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the NCC, brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

NCC Elects Taylor As New Chairman

Sledge Taylor, a Como, Miss., ginner, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2015. Named during the NCC’s recent annual meeting in San Antonio, he succeeds Wallace L. Darneille, a Lubbock, Texas, cooperative marketer. Taylor is president of the Como Consolidated Gin Co., Inc. in north Mississippi. He also is owner of Buckeye Farms, where he raises cotton, corn, soybeans, ... Read More »

From The Ground Up

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The Policy Education Program (PEP) is now in its 15th year of giving U.S. cotton producers the opportunity to learn more about the National Cotton Council. How is the PEP carried out? The NCC’s Member Services plays a strong role in identifying and selecting cotton producers who have demonstrated a desire to become more active ... Read More »

Striving To Improve

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO For a quarter of a century, the National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program has provided its U.S. cotton producer participants a unique way to benefit from new technology and innovative farming methods. How is the P.I.E. program carried out? The NCC’s Member Services staff, in conjunction with cotton producer interest organizations, conducts the ... Read More »

NCC Praises Ag Committees

The National Cotton Council congratulated the Senate and House Agriculture Commit-tees for their efforts in moving new Farm Bill legislation through their respective committees. The NCC will encourage Cotton Belt Representatives to support their agriculture committee’s work and oppose damaging amendments when the legislation is considered by the full House likely in June. The House Agriculture Committee’s bill, which was ... Read More »