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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: 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
Cotton Newsline: September 20, 2019 In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2019-20 U.S. cotton crop of 21.86 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 18, 2019 Sign-up for the 2018 Farm Bill has begun, and the National Cotton Council wants to help. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 13, 2019 The National Cotton Council applauds the announcement by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler that the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule has been withdrawn. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: September 11, 2019 This week the Department of Agriculture released details on the Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Plus, or WHIP +. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 30, 2019 Congressman David Kustoff, United States Representative for Tennessee’s 8th District, addressed the National Cotton Council’s Mid Year Meeting last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 28, 2019 Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council provided an economic update at the Council’s recent Mid Year Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 23, 2019 The National Cotton Council is working closely with the Department of Agriculture during the sign up and implementation process for the Market Facilitation Program, or MFP. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 21, 2019 The National Cotton Council is reminding cotton gins to watch for potential contamination sources during this harvest and ginning season. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 16, 2019 In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2019-20 U.S. cotton crop of 22.52 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 14, 2019 According to the latest estimate from the Department of Agriculture, the U.S. cotton crop’s progress is on pace. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 9, 2019 Textile executives representing 20 Indonesian companies gained a deeper understanding of why U.S. cotton is the world's preferred fiber after recently traveling across the Cotton Belt. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: August 2, 2019 Trade negotiations resumed this week between the United States and China. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 31, 2019 Sign up is underway for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 26, 2019 Sign up for programs under the 2018 Farm Bill for both the 2019 and 2020 crops is expected to begin in September. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 24, 2019 Last week the Department of Agriculture announced the recipients and funding levels for the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP). Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 17, 2019 Policy updates have been made to the Department of Agriculture’s Cotton Storage Agreement. Implementation of the new policies will provide the department with additional resources when reviewing warehouse performance. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: July 10, 2019 The National Cotton Council has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers farm responsibly and strive for continuous improvement. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 28, 2019 Thirteen U.S. cotton industry members chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s Emerging Leaders Program completed the first of three training sessions in Memphis, TN, and St. Louis, MO last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 20, 2019 In its latest report, USDA projects U.S. cotton production to be 22 million bales for the 2019-2020 season. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 14, 2019 The National Cotton Council is working with USDA to learn more about the structure and details of the Market Facilitation Program that was announced by the President a few weeks ago. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 12, 2019 USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced it has authorized non-recourse loan availability through June 30, 2019 – but this is limited only to crop year 2018 cotton crops. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: June 7, 2019 The supplemental disaster assistance package passed by the House, and approved by the Senate, includes more than $3.0 billion in assistance for lost crops, most of which will be administered through the Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) that was used in response to 2017 hurricane losses. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 31, 2019 The Senate passed a long-awaited supplemental disaster assistance bill (H.R. 2157) that includes important agricultural disaster relief for producers affected by hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters in both 2018 and 2019. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 29, 2019 President Trump held an event at the White House to announce the second round of trade mitigation payments for U.S. farmers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 24, 2019 The Department of Agriculture released its first production estimate for the 2019 U.S. cotton crop. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 17, 2019 Since trade talks broke down between the U.S. and China, the President has directed the Department of Agriculture to begin work on an assistance package for U.S. farmers. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 15, 2019 The House Agriculture Committee's General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held a hearing reviewing the "State of the Farm Economy" late last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 10, 2019 In addition to the activity surrounding the trade dispute with China, there is important work ongoing with respect to the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: May 8, 2019 This week could be a critical turning point in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The dispute has negatively impacted U.S. agriculture, including the cotton industry. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 26, 2019 Implementation is underway for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol; an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 12, 2019 Another round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China ended last week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 10, 2019 The Department of Agriculture continues its work to implement provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: April 5, 2019 USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.8 million acres of cotton this year, which is 2.3% less than last year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 29, 2019 The National Cotton Council, along with AMCOT and the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA), joined with more than 40 other agricultural organizations on a letter to President Trump regarding the current trade situation with China. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 22, 2019 Implementation is underway for the 2018 Farm Bill. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 20, 2019 More details are coming out of Washington regarding the Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 15, 2019 Work continues in Congress to pass an agricultural disaster assistance package through both the House and Senate as quickly as possible in response to the hurricanes that affected most of the southeast last year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 13, 2019 This week the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing with U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 8, 2019 Efforts are ramping up on Capitol Hill both by the Administration and by industry groups to move forward with approving the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, to replace the current NAFTA trade agreement. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 6, 2019 Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade policy, held a hearing with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: March 1, 2019 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will testify on trade issues with China this week in the House Ways and Means Committee. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 27, 2019 Congress is back in session following a brief Presidents Day recess. The items on their agenda include work on a disaster relief package which includes funding for agricultural disaster assistance in response to the hurricanes and wildfires that took place in 2018. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 22, 2019 For the 2018 crop year, China is expected to import 7.5 million bales of cotton, which is almost two million bales higher than the amount imported in the 2017 marketing year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 20, 2019 In its February report, USDA projected the 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop to reach 18.39 million bales, 200,000 bales less than projected in the December report. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 15, 2019 The U.S.-China trade dispute is a significant factor impacting the world economy and the global fiber market. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 13, 2019 Based on the annual planting intentions survey the National Cotton Council conducts, U.S. cotton acreage is projected to increase by 2.9% in 2019 to 14.5 million acres. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 8, 2019 While the trade dispute with China is ongoing, Cotton Council International (CCI) continues its work to develop new markets for U.S. cotton. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: February 1, 2019 Congress continues its work on a disaster relief package. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 30, 2019 Portions of the federal government that were shut down were able to reopen this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 25, 2019 The 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences wrapped up earlier this month. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 23, 2019 The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will re-open Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices starting tomorrow, January 24th. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 18, 2019 The House of Representatives is taking up a disaster bill this week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: January 16, 2019 The Department of Agriculture announced that it will re-open many of the Farm Service Agency offices for producers despite the ongoing government shutdown. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 21, 2018 USDA is lowering its projection for world cotton consumption this year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 19, 2018 In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop of 18.59 million bales. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 11, 2018 The House and Senate Ag Committee leadership released the Farm Bill conference report last night. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 7, 2018 The National Cotton Council anticipates an announcement from USDA regarding the second round of the Market Facilitation Program payments next week. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: December 5, 2018 Work on the 2018 Farm Bill appears to be drawing to a close. It appears that all negotiations between the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership has concluded. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 30, 2018 December 7th is the deadline for landowners and cotton producers on farms with generic base acres to make the necessary decisions as part of the Seed Cotton ARC/PLC implementation for the 2018 crop year. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 21, 2018 The National Cotton Council recently announced details on a new sustainability initiative, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 16, 2018 As harvest progresses across the cotton belt, we caught up with Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, with a look at the projections USDA has for global cotton production and consumption. Broadcast details
Cotton Newsline: November 14, 2018 USDA made their first adjustment to the U.S. cotton production estimate since Hurricane Michael. Broadcast details

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