|NCC Past President Jack Hamilton Dead at 71 12/21/2001|
Jack S. Hamilton, a Lake Providence, LA, cotton producer and ginner and former president and treasurer of the Memphis-based National National Cotton Council of America, died Sunday, December 16 in Jackson, Miss., following a short illness.
|Quick Resumption of Farm Bill Deliberations Absolutely Essential, Says NCC Chairman 12/19/2001|
NCC members appreciate the efforts of members and leaders of the Senate to fashion new farm legislation but NCC Chairman James E. Echols said in a letter to Senate leaders Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) that NCC is discouraged that deliberations have stalled.
|Current Uncertainties Do Not Diminish Need for ‘Sound Farm Policy’ 09/27/2001|
National Cotton Council Chairman James Echols told the organization’s Board of Directors that current political, economic and national security uncertainties do not diminish the cotton industry’s need for new farm policy that holds promise for restoring economic health to all industry segments.
|Impact of USDA Farm Policy Book Uncertain 09/21/2001|
USDA's farm policy book, "Food and Agricultural Policy,Taking Stock for the New Century," is prompting debate within the agriculture community.
|USDA Farm Policy Book Consistent With Congressional Farm Bill 09/19/2001|
National Cotton Council Chairman James Echols indicated today that the farm policy document developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is a welcome effort by the agency to define the agricultural sector, discuss its place in domestic and world markets and consider U.S. agricultural policy from a strategic standpoint.
|U.S. Companies To Showcase Quality Textiles in Europe 09/14/2001|
Two major U.S. textile firms will join Cotton Council International (CCI) and Cotton Incorporated in exhibiting at Texworld October 2001 in Paris and London.
|Efforts to Secure Immediate Assistance Reviewed in Texas Meetings 02/23/2001|
In media briefing and in presentations at Farmers Cooperative Compress and Plains Cotton Cooperative Assn. in Lubbock, National Cotton Council (NCC) staff and officers of Plains Cotton Growers Assn. (PCGA) reviewed industry efforts in Congress to bring immediate financial assistance to growers while addressing long-term farm policy issues
|Cottonseed Assistance Payment Estimated at $15.53 Per Ton 02/16/2001|
With ginning season nearing completion, USDA will soon begin implementing ‘00-01 cottonseed assistance program. Given $100 million allocation for program, payment would be approximately $5.89 per bale of lint ($15.53 per ton of cottonseed) based on latest USDA estimates of cotton and cottonseed production.
|NCC: Farm Programs Must Provide Income Support 02/15/2001|
The National Cotton Council outlined farm policy concepts it could support but urged Congress to continue cotton’s three step competitiveness provisions and the marketing loan program, including the issuance of marketing certificates.
|Sleepwear Standards Reduce Consumer Confusion, Enhance Safety 02/01/2001|
As National Burn Awareness Week kicks off Feb. 4-10, the National Cotton Council (NCC) reiterated its support of the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Children’s Sleepwear Flammability Standards.
|NCC Delegates Focus on Farm Program Specifics 01/31/2001|
National Cotton Council President Robert McLendon said that NCC delegates’ consensus on specific farm program provisions will boost the organization’s quest of restoring U.S. cotton industry profitability
|Tennessee Merchant Named NCC Chairman For 2001 01/31/2001|
James E. Echols, a merchant from Cordova, TN, will lead the National Cotton Council of America in 2001. He was elected at the industrywide organization's annual meeting in San Diego.
|Alabama Cotton Producer Jimmy Sanford is Recipient of Cotton Service Award 01/31/2001|
Jimmy Sanford, a Prattville, AL, cotton producer and dedicated industry leader, was honored here today as the recipient of the 2001 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton
|Roger Malkin Honored As Recipient of Cotton Industry Achievement Award 01/31/2001|
The late Roger Malkin, a pioneering Mississippi agribusinessman who served as long-time chairman and CEO of Delta and Pine Land Co., is the recipient of the 2001 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award. He was recognized at the NCC's 2001 annual meeting.
|Gaylon Booker Named NCC President, CEO 01/31/2001|
The National Cotton Council Board of Directors elected Gaylon B. Booker President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. cotton industry’s central organization
|National Cotton Council Names 2001 Directors 01/31/2001|
National Cotton Council directors for 2001 were announced at the industrywide organization’s 62nd annual meeting
|National Cotton Council 2001 State Unit Officers Named 01/31/2001|
National Cotton Council 2001 State Unit Officers elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
|Hollis Isbell Re-elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers 01/29/2001|
Hollis O. Isbell, a producer from Muscle Shoals, AL, was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2001 during the NCC’s 62nd meeting.
|Lon Mann Honored as Top Ginner by NCGA 01/29/2001|
Lon Mann, partner in McClendon Mann & Felton Gin Company in Marianna, AR, and a past president of the National Cotton Council of America, is the recipient of the 2000 Horace Hayden Cotton Ginner of the Year Award. Dr. Andrew G. Jordan, director of Technical Services for the NCC and Executive Director of the Cotton Foundation, received the 2000 Distinguished Service Award.
|Exports are Key to Economic Health of 2001 U.S. Cotton Crop Year 01/29/2001|
NCC economists said the big variable for the 2001 U.S. cotton crop year is exports, specifically whether or not the Chinese will import raw cotton and how much. In their annual outlook for delegates attending the NCC’s annual meeting, the economists projected the 2001 U.S. crop would be 18.5 million bales, U.S. mills would use 9.8 million bales and exports possibly reaching 8.5 million bales.
|NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 15.9 Million Acres of Upland and ELS Cotton in 2001 01/28/2001|
Despite flat Upland cotton prices, waning farm program benefits and rising fertilizer/energy costs, U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 15.9 million acres of cotton this spring, up 2.3 percent from 2000, according to the National Cotton Council’s 18th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
|Burnett Leaving National Cotton Council CEO Post 01/28/2001|
Phil Burnett Leaving National Cotton Council CEO Post to work for The Seam
|Texas Cooperative Official Named As CCI President For 2001 01/28/2001|
Hans G. Kretschmer, a cooperative official from El Paso, TX, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2001. He was named during CCI’s board meeting which convened January 28 at the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) annual meeting.
|Delegates Will Be Asked to Provide Vision at 2001 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting 01/22/2001|
Delegates Will Be Asked to Provide Vision at 2001 NCC Annual Meeting 2001, Jan. 28-31 in San Diego. "Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Challenge" is the meeting theme.
|Texas Research Geneticist Receives 2000 Cotton Genetics Research Award 01/12/2001|
Dr. Norma Trolinder, a pioneering cotton research geneticist in West Texas, is the recipient of the 2000 Cotton Genetics Research Award
|University of Arkansas Scientist Receives 2001 Cotton Physiology Award 01/12/2001|
Dr. Derrick M. Oosterhuis, a Distinguished Professor in the University of Arkansas’ Crop Soil and Environmental Science Department, is the recipient of the 2001 Outstanding Research Award in Cotton Physiology.
|Aventis Offers Scholarship Money To Grow Young Minds 01/11/2001|
The National Cotton Council announced the creation of three scholarships aimed at assisting college-bound children of American cotton industry members. The "Grown and Made in the U.S.A. Grow Smart" scholarships are funded by Aventis CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation.
|2001 High Cotton Winners True Stewards Of The Environment 01/11/2001|
In their own ways, the four winners of the 2001 High Cotton awards are survivors - if not of a difficult economy then 2000's unusual weather conditions. But, all that adversity hasn't stopped these four cotton producers from being true stewards of the environment.
|Joan Vass U.S.A. Is Recipient of U.S. Cotton Champion Award for 2001 01/11/2001|
New York City-based Joan Vass U.S.A. is the recipient of the U.S. Cotton Champion Award for 2001.
|Alabama’s Charles Burmester named Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year 01/11/2001|
Charles Burmester, Extension agronomist-cotton, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University, has been recognized by his peers from across the Cotton Belt as 2001 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year. The award was presented at the Extension Cotton Specialists’ annual banquet January 10 during the Beltwide Cotton Conferences.
|NCC Working to Improve Cotton Yield/Quality; Shape Future Farm Policy 01/10/2001|
National Cotton Council President Robert McLendon told 2001 Beltwide Cotton Production Conference attendees here today that the NCC is devoting considerable resources to technology advances, including efforts to improve cotton yield and quality.
|NCC’s Upgraded Risk Management Network Now Ready For Use 01/10/2001|
The National Cotton Council's Cotton Risk Management Network (CRMN) II is available. CRMN is an Internet-based tool aimed at helping industry members with their risk management.