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Cotton The World Trusts

gary adams, ncc

The National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International, is making U.S. cotton the preferred fiber for end users — mills, manufacturers, brands, retailers and consumers. Does CCI have a new initiative? In 2017, Cotton Council International launched “COTTON USA is the Cotton the World Trusts,” a campaign being carried to more than 50 countries and one that is ... Read More »

Walmart Upholds Sustainability

Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS program supporting responsible production practices by cotton producers. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” says Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, general merchandise, technical, quality and sustainability. “Through the Cotton LEADS program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate on efforts that U.S. cotton farmers are taking ... Read More »

The Scent of Cautious Optimism

With 2017 barely in the books, cotton folks have sung “Auld Lang Syne” and are donning their Baby New Year top hats to begin preparations for next season. The scent of cautious optimism is on everyone’s breath as they pass along tidbits of good cotton news that come their way. It’s always refreshing to start off the new year by ... Read More »

Advocating Farm Friendly Tax Reform

gary adams, ncc

Congressional leaders hope by Christmas to wrap a bow around the first comprehensive tax reform in 30 years — a measure on which the National Cotton Council has actively conveyed its priorities. What input has the NCC provided? Among recent actions, the NCC joined other agricultural organizations on letters to Congressional leadership conveying support for tax reform provisions involving: 1) ... Read More »

A Time For Reflection

As the season comes to a close or at least slows down a bit, those of us in the agricultural world typically take time to reflect on the past year’s events in preparation for the upcoming one. In many respects, 2017 was an emotional roller coaster for cotton. In the Specialists Speaking section, our experts addressed what went right, what ... Read More »

Succession Planning

An Experienced Attorney With Knowledge Of Agricultural Scenarios Can Help The Transition Process Go Smoothly By Terry Greenberg “Succession means many things and may include transitioning ownership of property after the owner’s death or during the farmer’s lifetime, should the owner decide to quit farming,” says John Shanklin, of the McCleskey Law Firm in Lubbock, Texas, which is surrounded by the ... Read More »

Low Cottonseed Prices Bring New Challenges

gary adams, ncc

As the 2017 harvest and ginning season proceeds, many cotton producers and ginners are facing a difficult business climate. What is the overall economic situation? Almost 100 percent of U.S. cotton production is exported as either raw fiber or textiles. As such, our industry is heavily influenced by various global market factors, among them: 1) India’s increased cotton production and ... Read More »