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Cotton Newsline: September 25, 2020 American cotton growers now can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of U.S. cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 18, 2020 World cotton production for the 2020 crop year is estimated to decline by about four percent with the largest reductions seen in the U.S., Brazil, China, and India. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 16, 2020 In the latest USDA report, U.S. cotton production for the 2020 crop year was reduced by 1 million bales to 17.1 million. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 4, 2020 The National Cotton Council is seeking a legislative response to the crop losses cotton growers have experienced this growing season. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 2, 2020 USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently published a final rule implementing changes in payment limit provisions enacted in the 2018 farm law. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 26, 2020 With cotton harvest approaching, and in some areas already underway, the National Cotton Council reminds cotton producers and ginners to take advantage of the free resources the Council provides to help prevent cotton contamination. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 21, 2020 Cotton producers in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley were hit hard by Hurricane Hanna in late July. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 19, 2020 Despite efforts by the National Cotton Council and other cotton industry groups, the Department of Agriculture refused to include extra-long staple, or ELS, cotton in the latest expansion of commodities covered under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 14, 2020 The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the first survey-based production forecast for the 2020/21 U.S. cotton crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 7, 2020 The deadline to submit a Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) application to USDA is August 28th. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 5, 2020 The National Cotton Council continues to advocate with Senate and House Members on the need for cotton and textile specific language in the next COVID relief package. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 29, 2020 Earlier this week Senate Republican leadership introduced a wide-ranging package of bills developed to further respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 24, 2020 The National Cotton Council estimates the total economic damage to the U.S. cotton industry from the COVID-19 pandemic is around 4.3 billion dollars. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 17, 2020 In its July report, the Department of Agriculture made a few minor adjustments to the U.S. and World Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 15, 2020 For the 2020 crop year, the Department of Agriculture projects a 17.5 million bale U.S. cotton crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 3, 2020 After the upcoming July 4th holiday recess, the House of Representatives will direct its focus on twelve appropriation bills for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1st. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 26, 2020 The National Cotton Council is pleased with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's denial of an emergency motion to halt dicamba use -- a ruling that provides U.S. cotton producers with a very important weed control tool this season and prevents devastating financial losses. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 24, 2020 As the Department of Agriculture reviews and updates the commodities eligible for its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), National Cotton Council Chairman, Kent Fountain, has called for Extra Long Staple, or Pima cotton, to be added as an eligible commodity under the program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 19, 2020 World cotton consumption is expected to bounce back to 114 million bales in 2020, according to the latest report from the Department of Agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 12, 2020 We are now two weeks into the sign-up period for the Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 10, 2020 The U.S. cotton industry leadership took swift action after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the registration of three dicamba products used in cotton production, and late Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final cancellation order for the label of the three dicamba products subject to the court’s ruling. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 5, 2020 Cotton Council International (CCI), the overseas export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council, recently joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, or SAC. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 22, 2020 Earlier this week USDA and the Trump Administration announced additional details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2020 This week the National Cotton Council responded to a study out of Kansas State University that claimed U.S. cotton producers were overcompensated for trade damages incurred during the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 13, 2020 In its May report, the Department of Agriculture slightly increased its estimate for U.S. cotton production for the 2019 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 2020 The Small Business Administration, or SBA, took additional steps this week to provide relief options to U.S. agriculture. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 1, 2020 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been added to Textile Exchange’s list of preferred fibers and materials. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 24, 2020 This week members of Congress returned to Washington to pass the latest version of funding for relief and stimulus efforts in response to COVID-19. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 22, 2020 Late last week, the Department of Agriculture announced its initial round of relief for the United States’ agriculture sector. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 17, 2020 A key component of the CARES Act is a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 15, 2020 In the April report, USDA reduced world mill use for the 2019-2020 crop year by 7.6 million bales, as compared to the March estimates. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 1, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Cotton Council has created a resource page on its website to provide its members continuous updates and resources from multiple federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation, the Small Business Administration, and EPA. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 26, 2020 Wednesday night, the Senate unanimously approved a historic $2 trillion relief bill meant to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 25, 2020 The National Cotton Council is working to provide assistance and relief to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 20, 2020 This week in Washington, the National Cotton Council has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture and others within the federal government as agencies respond to the COVID-19 outbreak across the U.S. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 18, 2020 Last week, Patrick Johnson, a Mississippi cotton producer who chairs the National Cotton Council’s Environmental Task Force, testified at a Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on innovation in agriculture and the federal biotechnology regulatory framework. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 13, 2020 The U.S. cotton forecast for this month indicates lower production, price, and ending stocks relative to last month. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 11, 2020 The National Cotton Council is strongly urging cotton producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 6, 2020 This week in Congress, House Agriculture Committee Member Representative Ted Yoho (FL-3) from Florida, along with a number of his colleagues, introduced a bipartisan bill to address the workforce shortage American farmers are facing. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 4, 2020 USDA Secretary, Sonny Perdue, testified before the House Committee on Agriculture this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 28, 2020 This week, the Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced the availability of a new hurricane crop insurance endorsement that can be added to underlying crop insurance policies. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 26, 2020 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a new standard developed to help the U.S. cotton production sector further reduce its environmental footprint by enabling producers to assess their performance against specific sustainability goals. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 21, 2020 The past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 19, 2020 U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.0 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5 percent from 2019, according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 12, 2020 In its February report, USDA projected the 2019-20 U.S. cotton crop to reach 20.10 million bales, unchanged from the January report. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 7, 2020 This week the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments will be issued. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 31, 2020 Following approval from Congress, President Trump signed the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, at a ceremony in Washington this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 29, 2020 Last week the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the new federal water regulation. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 24, 2020 This week the Administration announced and issued the new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 22, 2020 A lot of questions remain following the Administration’s signing of the phase one trade agreement with China. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 17, 2020 The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) moved one step closer to implementation this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 15, 2020 The Phase One trade agreement between the U.S. and China was signed this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 10, 2020 The National Cotton Council continues its work with U.S. government officials to improve access for U.S. cotton and cotton products in overseas markets including China. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 8, 2020 2020 is shaping up to be another busy year for the National Cotton Council and the U.S. cotton industry. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 20, 2019 According to the Department of Agriculture, world cotton production is projected to be just over 121 million bales for the 2019-2020 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 18, 2019 In its December report, the Department of Agriculture made a large reduction, more than 600,000 bales, to its production estimate for the 2019 - 2020 U.S. cotton crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 13, 2019 This week in the House, representatives are expected to consider the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 11, 2019 There are a number of big ticket, “must pass” items Congress needs to address before the upcoming holiday recess. One of those is the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 6, 2019 This week at the Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show in Amarillo, Texas, cotton farmers will participate in the inaugural “Cotton U” program. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 22, 2019 In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2019-20 U.S. cotton crop of 20.82 million bales due to a smaller crop in the southwestern United States. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 20, 2019 This week, the Department of Agriculture will begin issuing the second tranche of payments for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 15, 2019 If you are planning to attend the National Cotton Council’s 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 8-10 in Austin, Texas, registration is now open on the Beltwide website. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 8, 2019 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, recently announced changes to the Worker Protection Standards for farms. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 1, 2019 Following reports of positive discussions between the U.S. and China, work continues between the negotiators to complete details on what is being referred to as the “phase one agreement.” Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 30, 2019 This week in the Senate, lawmakers are working to complete a funding package that includes four of the appropriations bills for the new fiscal year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 25, 2019 On a visit to Tennessee to announce a $2.8 million-dollar investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure, the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made a stop at Agricenter International in Memphis to visit with the west Tennessee agriculture community. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 18, 2019 In its latest report, the Department of Agriculture lowered its estimate for world cotton production. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 16, 2019 In its October report, the Department of Agriculture made a slight reduction in its U.S. cotton crop estimate for the current crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 9, 2019 The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol pilot is underway. The protocol’s mission is to be the world leader for sustainable cotton production. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 4, 2019 If you are planning to attend the National Cotton Council’s 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 8-10 in Austin, Texas, registration is now open on the Beltwide website. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 27, 2019 Members of the Congressional Western Caucus and stakeholders held a roundtable discussion this week in Washington. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 26, 2019 This week the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution funding bill. Broadcast details

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