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Cotton Incorporated Executive Cotton Update – June 2024

Macroeconomic Overview: The latest International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook report highlighted divergence in economic growth and policy.  While GDP growth and inflation rates in major economies followed different trajectories in 2023, recent decisions by central banks demonstrate a separation in interest rate policy.  In early June, the European Central Bank (ECB) made its first …

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Trust Protocol announces total area of enrolled planted cotton acres grows by a further 25%

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is today announcing an increase of 25% compared to 2022 in the total area of planted cotton acres enrolled in the program, reaching 1.6 million acres in 2023 – its greatest extent to date. This represents not only impressive growth in enrolled cotton acreage in a single year but also …

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The Cotton Board Releases 2022 Annual Report

The Cotton Board’s 2022 Annual Report is now available online. To download the report, visit cottonboard.org/stakeholder-transparency. The report offers a letter from Sonja Chapman, who served as Cotton Board’s 2022 chairman. In Chapman’s letter she says, ” The Cotton Board maintains a strong collection rate, receives positive audit results, and engages in strong communication efforts. …

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Three Days. 18 Congressional Visits, 16 fundraisers, roughly 35,000 steps, Plains Cotton Group goes to DC

Plains Cotton Growers was busy this week, advocating for the Texas High Plains and state and national cotton industry interests in Washington D.C. PCG CEO Kody Bessent brought the PCG officers — Brent Nelson, Martin Stoerner, Travis Mires and Brent Coker — to visit with Congressional members on the importance of averting a government shutdown, …

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Cotton Board Chairman and Oklahoma Farmer Mark Nichols Sees Cotton Ready to Harvest in October

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, is visiting with Mark Nichols about Oklahoma’s cotton crop. Nichols is the President of Jess Mark Nichols Farms, Inc. and President of Hess Farms, Inc., a fourth-generation farm he has managed since 1980. He farms with his brother-in-law, son, and son-in-law, growing irrigated cotton, wheat, and milo. Recently, the Cotton Board elected …

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US Cotton Growers can Now Apply for the Climate Smart Cotton Program

U.S. cotton growers can apply now through September 1, 2023 for the Climate Smart Cotton Program, a five-year initiative led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The program aims to measure and improve the carbon footprint of the U.S. cotton industry while building on the four pillars of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices. Participating growers …

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Cotton Producers Needed to Take Natural Resource Survey

Cotton Incorporated is conducting a Natural Resource Survey with all U.S. cottonproducers. This survey will guide Cotton Incorporated’s future research priorities and help document U.S.cotton production improvements. The online survey should take 25 to 35 minutes to complete, andparticipants who complete the survey before July 31st will be mailed a free 30oz YETI Rambler cup …

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Trust Protocol Enrollment open, New timeline announced

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced today that enrollment for the 2023 crop year is open now through September 1, providing growers the opportunity to complete data entry prior to harvest. The updated timing also better aligns with peak cotton marketing dates and allows a member’s cotton to be verified and visible as Protocol Cotton …

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2023 Upland Cotton Loan Chart Reinforces Market Demand for Higher Quality

By Shawn Wade The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency released the 2023-crop Upland Cotton Loan Premium and Discount tables on April 17. The new 2023 premium and discount schedule continues reinforce the market’s emphasis on quality and should reward growers who produce higher quality cotton. The Base Loan rate for 2023 Upland …

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