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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: 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
Cotton Newsline: December 15, 2017 Congress returned to session this week for a two-week work period with several major to-do items to complete before the end of this year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 8, 2017 The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve cotton production, processing and marketing efficiency. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 1, 2017 The National Cotton Council is hosting their annual Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 17, 2017 In its November crop report, USDA increased its estimate for the 2017-18 U.S. cotton crop to 21.4 million bales, mostly due to higher production in regions that offset the losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 10, 2017 EPA announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize damage to neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 3, 2017 This week, the House of Representatives unveiled their version of comprehensive tax reform. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 1, 2017 The ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is currently at an impasse following the fourth round of negotiations. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 27, 2017 USDA has released their latest estimate of the U.S. cotton crop. The October estimate was roughly 600,000 bales less than the September report Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 11, 2017 The fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations began this week in the Washington D.C. area. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: October 6, 2017 Textile manufacturing executives representing 15 countries visited the U.S. Cotton Belt to get a better understanding of U.S. cotton and its positive reputation. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 29, 2019 Registration is open for the 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conference, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 22, 2017 In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2017 U.S. cotton crop of almost 21.8 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 15, 2017 Congress, working with the White House, passed a comprehensive measure to deal with several impending deadlines last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 13, 2017 Secretary of Agriculture Perdue announced the realignment of a number of agencies and offices within the USDA with a stated goal to improve customer service and maximize efficiency. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 8, 2017 Congress was faced with a long to-do list upon their return to Washington this week Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 1, 2017 Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration was a guest at the National Cotton Council’s recent mid-year board meeting. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 25, 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period deadline for the proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 18, 2017 The first survey of the 2017 U.S. cotton crop production indicates a crop of 20.5 million bales, 1.5 million above last month and the largest production in 11 years. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 11, 2017 The bulk of the U.S. cotton harvest is underway, and the National Cotton Council is urging industry members to continue their diligence in preventing contamination of seed cotton and lint - as a way to maintain the American fiber's world marketplace reputation. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 4, 2017 The National Cotton Council’s Policy Education Program (PEP) is in its 19th year of providing U.S. cotton producers an opportunity to learn about the Council’s policy development and implementation process and industry issues. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 28, 2017 Nick McMichen, a fifth-generation cotton producer from Centre, Alabama, had the opportunity to testify in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 21, 2017 In a decision made this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee included provisions to bring much needed support to the U.S. cotton industry. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us with the details. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 14, 2017 This week the House Appropriations Committee reported its fiscal year 2018 agricultural spending bill. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to break down the bill and how it impacts the cotton industry. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 12, 2017 The National Cotton Council has been active on the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 7, 2017 Congress will return next week following their July 4th recess. Both the House and Senate have big ticket items to tackle upon their return. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, talks about how those items could affect the next Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 30, 2017 This week the House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their spending bill for the Department of Agriculture, FDA, and other agriculture related programs. Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, joins us to break down the bill and share a few other updates from the week in Washington. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 28, 2017 Now in its fifth year, the National Cotton Council’s Emerging Leaders Program brings together cotton industry members to provide them with a better understanding of how the Council carries out its mission of ensuring the U.S. cotton industry’s seven segments can compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad. Broadcast details
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

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