2018 Seed Cotton Farm Program Webinar Feb 19

National Cotton Council to Host Webinar: 2018 Seed Cotton Program

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Wharton County

As you have probably seen in the recent news, the budget agreement passed last week by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump included the Hurricane Disaster Supplemental.  Included in the Disaster Supplemental is the language that establishes a Seed Cotton program for 2018.  The effort to get cotton back in Title 1 of the farm bill is an issue that the cotton industry, led by the National Cotton Council with support from South Texas Cotton & Grain Association, has worked on for the past three years.

To share information of the Seed Cotton Program, the National Cotton Council will be hosting a webinar on Monday – February 19, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Northside Education Center located at 707 Fahrenthold, El Campo, TX  77437.   Information will be provided on provisions of the Seed Cotton program including examples of support levels under various price scenarios and examples of generic base conversion options.  In addition, updates on the new farm bill will be discussed.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session. The Northside Education Center is just one site where the Webinar can be viewed.  For a complete list of webinar locations, contact Jeff Nunley with the South Texas Cotton and Grain Association at jnunley@stcga.org    If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Corrie Bowen at the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310.


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