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Preserving The Safety Net

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A National Cotton Council priority has been and continues to be shoring up cotton producers’ income protection and maintaining viable risk management programs. What were major efforts in this arena? ■ During the past four years, the NCC worked diligently with Congress and the Administration to return Upland cotton as a covered commodity in Title I of farm law and ... Read More »

NCC Urges Participation In Farm Law Educational Webinar

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Now that sign-up for the 2018 farm law has begun, National Cotton Council staff will be conducting farm law education webinars. The dates and times (all Central) are: Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. All cotton industry members and other interested parties are urged to participate ... Read More »

Laying Down the Law

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How have U.S. cotton’s priorities been conveyed? ■ At a recent USDA listening session, the NCC shared the industry’s needs for implementation of 2018 farm law programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. NCC staff’s input included acknowledging the timely guidance that FSA and RMA issued regarding producer options for STAX or ... Read More »

Attention To Detail

gary adams, ncc

The National Cotton Council prepared a document that provides significant clarity regarding the new Seed Cotton Program that was contained in recently enacted legislation. What’s the major policy change? • As noted in the March column, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 makes “seed cotton” (upland lint and cottonseed combined) eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) policies ... Read More »