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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: December 11, 2018 The House and Senate Ag Committee leadership released the Farm Bill conference report last night. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2018 The National Cotton Council anticipates an announcement from USDA regarding the second round of the Market Facilitation Program payments next week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 5, 2018 Work on the 2018 Farm Bill appears to be drawing to a close. It appears that all negotiations between the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership has concluded. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2018 December 7th is the deadline for landowners and cotton producers on farms with generic base acres to make the necessary decisions as part of the Seed Cotton ARC/PLC implementation for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 21, 2018 The National Cotton Council recently announced details on a new sustainability initiative, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2018 As harvest progresses across the cotton belt, we caught up with Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, with a look at the projections USDA has for global cotton production and consumption. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 14, 2018 USDA made their first adjustment to the U.S. cotton production estimate since Hurricane Michael. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 9, 2018 Congress will return next week following the midterm elections for what is expected to be a busy lame-duck session of Congress given several must-do items they need to complete by the end of this year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 7, 2018 The Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, recently provided an update on the expectations he has for the second round of the Market Facilitation Program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 2, 2018 The National Cotton Council has an important message for cotton ginners this season. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 26, 2018 U.S. cotton is free - after more than 100 years - of the devastating pink bollworm. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 24, 2018 The National Cotton Council is working to assess the damages from Hurricane Michael which was most directly felt in the Florida panhandle, southeast Alabama and a large part of Georgia. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 19, 2018 In its October report, USDA reduced world cotton production by 310,000 bales, mostly due to a reduction in Australia’s production estimate according to Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 17, 2018 USDA's October crop report for cotton was released last week, but it does not reflect damage from Hurricane Michael – which resulted in substantial damage to portions of the Southeast region. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 5, 2018 USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently issued additional guidance to the county FSA offices regarding the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 3, 2018 Negotiations on the 2018 Farm Bill continue among the four principle negotiators. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 28, 2018 Registration is open for the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 8-10 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 21, 2018 In its September crop report, USDA increased U.S. cotton production, exports, and ending stocks for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 19, 2018 According to the latest report from USDA, world ending stocks for cotton are projected at about 400,000 bales higher this month at 77.5 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 14, 2018 Despite the ongoing trade dispute with China, demand for U.S. cotton continues to be strong with a record level of export commitments at this point in the marketing year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 12, 2018 The National Cotton Council recently produced a comprehensive video with educational information for the prevention of plastic contamination in seed cotton and lint. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 28, 2018 The Department of Agriculture announced the details for their tariff mitigation plan to help farmers and ranchers in response to the retaliatory tariffs that China and other countries have put in place against U.S. agricultural exports. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 24, 2018 Later this week, USDA is expected to announce additional details on their tariff mitigation plan for agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 22, 2018 The National Cotton Council and 66 other cotton and related industry organizations recently sent a letter to Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership and all conferees on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 15, 2018 The latest USDA supply and demand report for U.S. cotton includes higher beginning stocks, production, exports, and ending stocks for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 3, 2018 Sign up has begun for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) seed cotton programs for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 1, 2018 Congress continues it work on writing the new Farm Bill that should take effect on the 2019 crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 27, 2018 The latest USDA estimate shows world cotton mill use reaching a record level in 2018 and 2019. Global consumption is projected at 127 million bales for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 25, 2018 The sign-up period has begun for the Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 20, 2018 This week the House of Representatives took the necessary steps to proceed to conference with the Senate on the 2018 Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 17, 2018 A seven-member 2018 COTTON USA Executive Delegation traveled to the Indian cities of Mumbai, Coimbatore and New Delhi to participate in conferences emphasizing U.S. cotton's quality to Indian textile mill leadership and to conduct meetings with key mill partners. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 11, 2018 In the latest USDA acreage report, USDA projects a 7% increase in cotton acreage for the 2018-19 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 6, 2018 Last week the Senate passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. During the Senate Ag Committee consideration of the bill several weeks ago, two amendments were adopted that were extremely damaging to U.S. cotton policy. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 27, 2018 USDA released additional details about the 2018 seed cotton program this week Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 20, 2018 Last week the Senate Agriculture Committee considered their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. During the committee mark-up session, a number of amendments were adopted by voice vote and accepted by the committee. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 13, 2018 USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 8, 2018 The Senate Agriculture Committee finalized their version of the Farm Bill this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 1, 2018 Last week, the cotton adjusted world price hit its highest mark since 2012. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 25, 2018 Since the House vote on final passage of the 2018 Farm Bill failed last Friday, the Speaker has made a motion to reconsider the bill with another vote on passage sometime between now and June 22nd. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 18, 2018 The House of Representatives is considering its version of the 2018 Farm Bill this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 11, 2018 A letter distributed by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) included a May 31st deadline to sign up for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 9, 2018 Since China's announcement of significantly higher proposed tariffs on U.S. raw cotton, the National Cotton Council has been monitoring the situation and working closely with both governments. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 2, 2018 The sign-up period for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program ends next week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 4, 2018 USDA announced additional details on the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 27, 2018 Congress continues to make progress on reauthorizing the Farm Bill this year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 20, 2018 This week the House Agriculture Committee took the first step in reauthorizing the Farm Bill. The committee reported the bill out on a 26-20 partisan vote. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 18, 2018 Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to review the USDA budget proposal that was put forward for the upcoming fiscal year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 13, 2018 The sign-up period for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program is underway. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 11, 2018 Work on the 2018 Farm Bill is coming into focus in Congress as media reports indicate that the House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway, plans to release his draft version of the Farm Bill by the end of this week and hold a House Agriculture Committee markup session on April 18TH. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 6, 2018 The sign-up period for USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program is well underway. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 28, 2018 The National Cotton Council is working closely with both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to make sure that the industry’s Farm Bill priorities are included and maintained in both the House and Senate versions. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 23, 2018 U.S. cotton producers have faced four years of financial stress with a weaker safety net than other covered commodities. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 21, 2018 The House and Senate agriculture committees continue their work at the committee level to develop their respective versions of the farm bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 14, 2018 As we look ahead to the development of the 2018 farm bill, the current expectation is that the House Agriculture Committee will consider their version of the farm bill next week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 9, 2018 USDA recently announced the reinstatement of a Cotton Ginning Cost Share program that will be paid on the 2016 crop cotton acres. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 7, 2018 At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the reinstatement of a Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program that will offset a portion of cotton producers’ 2016 crop season ginning costs. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 23, 2018 When Congress passed the supplemental disaster bill, they included a provision that would restore eligibility for cotton in the Title I ARC and PLC programs of the farm bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 21, 2018 The National Cotton Council’s release of the acreage intentions survey results is just one part of the economic report the Council offers to industry members at their annual meeting. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 16, 2018 U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 14, 2018 According to USDA’s February report, U.S. cotton producers were estimated to have harvested a 21 million plus bale crop in 2017. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 2, 2018 The Administration took two actions that are critically important to U.S. agriculture and the cotton industry this week to try to lessen the regulatory burdens and provide more certainty for agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 31, 2018 February 8th is the next funding deadline that Congress faces. That is when the existing short-term funding bill expires. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 26, 2018 Congress resolved the government shutdown this week by passing a three-week continuing resolution. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 24, 2018 In its January crop report, the Department of Agriculture estimated a 2017-2018 U.S. cotton crop of 21.26 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 19, 2018 The National Cotton Council continues its work to provide short-term economic relief to cotton producers ahead of the new farm bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 17, 2018 The Beltwide Cotton Conferences annually brings together those with a stake in a healthy U.S. cotton production sector, among them university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 12, 2018 Just prior to their Christmas break, the House passed the third installment of a Supplemental Disaster funding bill to address losses following last year's hurricanes and wildfires. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 20, 2017 This week Congress is trying to complete their must-pass items before they adjourn for a Christmas break. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 22, 2017 In the latest USDA supply and demand report, U.S. cotton production was increased to 21.4 million bales while U.S. cotton exports also saw an increase. Broadcast details

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