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Photos: NCC cotton grower tour of Idaho agriculture

  • Aug 11, 2016

    Upland cotton’s sad plight a wake-up call 4

    USDA is doling out $300 million to support American Upland cotton producers. The agency is calling it “Cotton Ginning Cost Share.” I call it “hang in there survival payments.” The lines to receive checks will short in California and Arizona where there is less than 200,000 acres of Upland cotton grown this season. The few remaining Far West Upland growers are eligible to receive $97.41 per acre, only enough to pay a year’s property taxes or maybe a defoliation or two. It’s really not enough to mess with the paperwork....More
  • National Cotton Council hosts producer tour in California
    Aug 5, 2016

    Producer tours are invaluable for the information shared

    I’ve come to learn that agriculture is more about people –food is our common bond. Watching and listening to the interactions between California farmers and their counterparts from various cotton-growing regions in the country is interesting....More
  • Jul 19, 2016

    NCC tour creates better cotton producers, leaders

    The June trip included about a dozen cotton growers from across the cotton belt – from Arizona to Georgia and many states in between. They traveled by bus across southeastern Idaho. The vehicle’s bug-hit windshield was evidence of the 1,100-mile adventure....More
  • May 18, 2016

    Study reports 'inconvenient truth' about GMO's 2

    Report spells out why we should not fear GMOs...More
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