|2006 P.I.E. Program Tours Set 05/18/2006|
The '06 Cotton Foundation Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program will have cotton producers from the Southeast in Arizona and California July 9-14; Mid-South producers traveling to Texas July 16-21; Southwest producers touring Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee August 6-11; and Far West producers visiting North Carolina and Virginia August 13-18.
|NCC Stands Behind Talent-Lincoln Bill 05/03/2006|
The National Cotton Council says the bi-partisan bill introduced by Senators Jim Talent (R-MO) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) to extend the 2002 farm bill would provide U.S. farmers with much-needed support.
|Current Farm Law Working Well; Sound Basis for Future Policy 03/03/2006|
NCC Vice Chairman John Pucheu told the House Agriculture Committee that a significant majority of California’s upland and Pima cotton producers strongly support current farm law and see it as a sound basis for future farm policy.
|NCC Positioned to Tackle Industry Challenges 03/03/2006|
NCC Chairman Allen Helms said U.S. cotton’s central organization will continue to pursue the U.S. cotton industry’s priorities – both domestically and internationally.
|Helms to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2006 02/13/2006|
Allen Helms, Jr., a Clarkedale, AR, producer, was elected NCC chairman for 2006 and succeeds Woods Eastland.
|Cotton Service Award Honors Bruce Brumfield 02/13/2006|
Bruce Brumfield, a former National Cotton Council president and cotton producer from Inverness, MS, is the recipient of the 2005 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
|National Cotton Council Names 2006 Directors 02/13/2006|
NCC for 2006 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
|Hardwick Elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers 02/13/2006|
Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, a producer from Newellton, LA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers.
|National Cotton Council 2006 State Unit Officers Named 02/13/2006|
NCC state unit officers for 2006 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
|Arizona Ginner to Lead NCGA in 2006 02/11/2006|
The National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its officers for 2006 at its annual meeting here. The officers include president, Russell Kuhnhenn, Buckeye, AZ; first vice president, Van Murphy, Quitman, GA; second vice president, Chris Breedlove, Olton, TX; third vice president, Sledge Taylor, Como, MS; and chairman, Larry McClendon, Marianna, AR.
|Increased Global Demand Key to U.S Cotton’s Economic Health 02/11/2006|
NCC economist Gary Adams told NCC delegates that the U.S. cotton industry’s economic health will be affected by cotton’s ability to regain global market share relative to manmade fibers.
|NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.44 Million Acres of Upland and ELS Cotton in 2006 02/10/2006|
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.44 million acres of cotton this spring, up 1.7 percent from 2005, according to the NCC's 23rd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
|North Carolina Producer Named CCI President For 2006 02/10/2006|
David Burns, a Laurel Hill, NC, cotton producer, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2006.
|NCC: Federal Research Cuts Would Close Ginning Labs 02/09/2006|
The NCC says that proposed changes to federal cotton research and Extension programs will undercut the U.S. cotton industry’s ability to compete in the global marketplace.
|NCC: Proposed Budget Undermines Current Law 02/06/2006|
The NCC said the Bush Administration’s '07 budget, as proposed, will disrupt current farm programs and undercut American agriculture, including the nation’s cotton producers.