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Cotton Newslines radio clips updated each Wednesday and Friday. Both TV and radio feature interviews with researchers, industry, Congressional and administrative officials. Files are available for download in the MP3 format.

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Cotton Newsline: June 23, 2017 During a recent meeting of agriculture industry stakeholders, cotton growers, beekeepers, and researchers, we caught up with Neil Anderson, chief of the EPA’s Risk Management and Implementation branch. In our conversation, he explained how a meeting of this kind can help in his line of work at the EPA. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 21, 2017 Stakeholders in the cotton industry along with beekeepers and researchers from several state universities met with representatives from the EPA and USDA to start the conversation on how to develop and adopt more appropriate steps for assessing pesticides and their risk to pollinators. In between sessions, we spoke with Dr. David Epstein, Entomologist for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy, to learn more about how his office operates. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 16, 2017 At a recent event sponsored by the Cotton Foundation, stakeholders in the cotton industry along with researchers from several state universities and beekeepers met with representatives from the EPA to start the conversation on how to develop and adopt more appropriate steps for assessing pesticides and their risk to pollinators. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 14, 2017 USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for cotton were released last week. USDA kept their estimate for 2017 U.S. cotton production at 19.2 million bales. While USDA did not make any changes to the production estimate, Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, brings up an important point when looking at the report. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 9, 2017 Cotton Council International (CCI) recently celebrated its first China "Cotton Day" in Beijing, positioning U.S. cotton as the fiber of choice for today's sustainability-conscious Chinese hospitality industry. Bruce Atherley, Executive Director of Cotton Council International, joins us to talk about the “Cotton Day” tour and what it brings to overseas customers of U.S. cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 26, 2017 The Trump Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 includes a number of extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that, if implemented, would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton farming families. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to explain how the cuts would affect cotton policies and programs. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 19, 2017 Last week, cotton prices extended a rally to the highest prices seen since June 2014. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, joins us to examine the prices and to share an important distinction when looking at the numbers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 17, 2017 Although legislation to change the designation of cottonseed was not included in the recent funding bill, Congress did include a few items that benefit the cotton industry. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 12, 2017 While public perception continues to point to pesticides as the cause for honey bee and native bee decline, researchers and bumblebee experts have found a fungal gut parasite to be the most important factor in the decline of bees, including the rusty patched bumble bee – a bee native to the United States. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 10, 2017 Now that the omnibus spending bill has passed in Washington, the agriculture community can move forward with its work in preparation for the next Farm Bill. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, joins us to talk about cotton’s priorities in working with the new Congress and some of the items he hopes to accomplish with the next Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 26, 2017 Market volatility and mounting economic pressures underscore the critical importance of an improved safety net for cotton farmers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 21, 2017 There has been a recent uptick in complaints to the National Cotton Council from both domestic and foreign textile manufacturers regarding the condition of some U.S. cotton bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2017 The U.S. cotton industry is seeking to get cottonseed designated as a covered commodity making it eligible for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs - a move that will serve as a bridge until new farm law is enacted. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 7, 2017 This is the final week that Congress is in session before they begin a two week spring recess. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 29, 2017 For the past three years, U.S. cotton producers have struggled with low cotton prices, high production costs, and the resulting financial hardships. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 22, 2017 The National Cotton Council and other commodity organizations met with key economic staff at the White House last week to talk about the importance of trade to agriculture and how it helps maintain a healthy agriculture economy. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 15, 2017 During their current work period, Congress is focused on a number of top priority issues. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 3, 2017 Last week the Senate Agriculture Committee held their first Farm Bill field hearing in Manhattan, Kansas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 24, 2017 International cotton markets remain very competitive with competition from not only growths of other cotton but also manmade fibers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 22, 2017 For the past three years, U.S. cotton producers have struggled with low cotton prices, high production costs, and the resulting financial hardships. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 17, 2017 Looking ahead to the 2017 marketing year, the National Cotton Council has released the results from its annual planting intentions survey. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 15, 2017 Over the course of 2016, cotton futures experienced significant fluctuations. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 10, 2017 COTTON USA recently promoted the U.S. cotton industry as a global leader in the home textiles industry at Heimtextil, a leading trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 3, 2017 Trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, were designed to promote and preserve our trade relationships with foreign markets. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 1, 2017 Congress and the new Administration have made it a priority to lessen the regulatory burden on small businesses, agriculture, and other industries in the coming years. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 23, 2016 Although world consumption for cotton has expanded for the past five years, demand continues to struggle due to increased competition from lower priced man-made fibers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 16, 2016 Last week Congress completed its work for 2016. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 14, 2016 As we look ahead to 2017 with the 115th Congress being sworn in on January 3rd, Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to talk about some of the key issues that the new Congress and the incoming Administration have identified as legislative priorities. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 9, 2016 In late November, a California federal court ruled in favor of EPA and an industry coalition that had intervened in a case to protect the ability of farmers to continue to utilize treated seeds and the crop protection products that are used on those seeds for production agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 2, 2016 The U.S. cotton industry received some much needed good news from EPA recently. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2016 Congress returned to work this week for what’s expected to be a two week work period before they close up business for 2016. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 18, 2016 In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2016-17 U.S. cotton crop of 16.16 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2016 Cotton Council International (CCI) recently held its ninth biennial Sourcing USA Summit. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 11, 2016 Earlier this week we saw a historic presidential election outcome that most had not predicted with the election of Donald Trump. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 9, 2016 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Treasury proposed a change to the regulations that determine how estate taxes are calculated. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 4, 2016 EPA recently opened a comment period regarding a “human health risk assessment” for the pesticide malathion. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 21, 2016 USDA released its October Supply and Demand report last week, and Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, joins us with a review of the latest numbers and explains some of the forces behind the shifts in the global market. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 19, 2016 USDA released its October Supply and Demand and U.S. cotton production reports last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 7, 2016 Prior to recessing until after the Presidential election in November, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government from the beginning of FY17 (Oct. 1) until December 9. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 23, 2016 With the potential Bayer-Monsanto merger becoming more of a reality, cotton farmers have expressed some serious concerns with the amount of consolidation within the seed and crop protection industry. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2016 The U.S. decision to pursue a challenge against Chinese agricultural subsidies for grain crops reflects a growing desire in the United States and abroad to address more effectively the range of policies in major developing countries that affect agricultural markets according to National Cotton Council President and CEO, Dr. Gary Adams. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 16, 2016 In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2016-17 U.S. cotton crop of 16.14 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2016 The National Cotton Council's "Keep it Clean" effort aimed at eliminating contamination of seed cotton and lint is well underway. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 9, 2016 Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), who chairs the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, said cotton farmers should have had "no problem" getting the 'other oilseed' designation for cottonseed under the 2014 farm bill's Price Loss Coverage program when cotton industry leaders went to USDA for the change. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 2, 2016 On the election front, most primary elections are winding down including the most recent ones held on August 30th in Florida and Arizona. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 31, 2016 At the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year Board meeting, Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, delivered a Washington update to provide members with an overview and status report on a number of the policy issues on which the Council continues to be focused. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 19, 2016 USDA released its August supply and demand report for U.S. cotton last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 17, 2016 USDA recently released its August production report for U.S. cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 10, 2016 Throughout the year, whether Congress is in session or on recess, organizations like the National Cotton Council are working to protect U.S. agriculture’s interests in Washington. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2016 A “Contamination Prevention Alert” from the National Cotton Council was recently issued with the aim of urging producers, ginners, warehousers and their employees to pay particular attention to contamination prevention this harvest season. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 2016 Cotton producers are urged to sign up for the FSA-administered Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program that provides cost-share assistance payments to Upland and extra-long staple cotton producers with a share in the '15 cotton crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 27, 2016 Global cotton trade was increased for 2016-2017 by 1 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 22, 2016 A combination of slightly lower production and significantly higher consumption has reduced this month’s global cotton stock forecast for both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2016 In its July 12 report, USDA projected 2016-2017 U.S. cotton production to be 15.8 million bales, which is one million bales over last month’s projection. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 8, 2016 Quality is an essential factor in determining the price of cotton, and it is one of the most important aspects of the marketing process. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 1, 2016 Last week the Senate Agriculture Committee leadership finally reached a long awaited agreement on a GMO, or genetically modified, labeling bill that will come before the Senate in the near future. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 29, 2016 In our second segment on USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program, National Cotton Council’s Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, Dr. Jody Campiche, joins us to further explain the eligibility rules and payment details of the program. Broadcast details

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