Reminder: NCC and SCG Memberships

As everyone is very aware, 2020 has presented cotton growers in Georgia and across the belt a difficult set of circumstances.  These include stressed commodity and financial markets, long periods of extreme heat, and untimely heavy rains and humidity. While the end is in sight, we are not through with 2020. Your team at the Georgia Cotton Commission is constantly …

U.S Cotton Trust Protocol Information Webinar set for Nov. 19

The Georgia Cotton Commission and National Cotton Council of America are urging all producers to participate in a live U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol information webinar scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 8:30 AM. To register for this webinar, visit the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcuyqqDgvHdc7bqJdWpf8pK6LHPt9O6Ob The Trust Protocol is a U.S. cotton industry effort to validate sustainability practices, provide confidence and …

Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement

October 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement Taylor R. Sills, Georgia Cotton Commission On October 27th, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler met with farmers and industry stakeholders at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, to announce new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and an extended registration for an …

Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day set for Sept. 9, 2020

Posted by: GEORGIA COTTON COMMISSION PERRY/TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a virtual research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The virtual field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon.  Re-certification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available …

Industry Coalition Releases Statement on PPE Policy

WASHINGTON—An industry coalition representing the full spectrum of domestic personal protective equipment (PPE) production released a statement today outlining policy principles and objectives needed for reshoring and safeguarding domestic PPE manufacturing. The COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed severe shortages in our nation’s PPE supply and an overreliance on foreign sourced products, underscores how important it is for the U.S. government to …

Snider Joins Georgia Cotton Commisison

The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce that Caroline Snider will join the commission staff as the Education and Outreach Specialist. Snider comes from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, where she served as the Graduate Assistant for the Director of Athletics while earning her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. In that role, she planned student-athlete, staff and athletic …