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EPA Publishes New PM NAAQS Standard

EPA has announced their new PM NAAQS Standard.  As expected, they have significantly lowered the primary PM2.5 annual limit from 12 ug/m3 to 9 ug/m3.  The good news is that they did not change the primary 24-hour PM2.5 or PM10 limits, or any of the secondary limits. We are digging through the details of this [...]

By |2024-02-09T10:25:20-06:00February 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reminder – Ginners Planting Intentions Survey for 2024

As a reminder, if you have not already completed the NCC planting intentions survey, please take a few minutes to do so.  Here is the original post: The National Cotton Council is requesting your assistance to help with the planting intentions survey.  Please take a few moments to complete this short survey - your assistance [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:04:19-06:00January 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reminder – Ginners Planting Intentions Survey for 2024

TCGA Mournes the Passing of Rance Pernell

We are saddened to have to report that Lance Pernell passed away on December 9, 2023.  His obituary from the Moore-Rose Funeral Home is listed below: RANCE'S OBITUARY On Saturday, December 9, 2023, our Rock, Protector, Husband, Dad, Son and Brother, Rance Pernell, was called to the Lord at the age of 49. Rance Lynn [...]

By |2023-12-13T12:35:53-06:00December 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TCGA Mournes the Passing of Rance Pernell

NCGA Issues Statement Related to Items Added to Bale Coverings

Please see the following important information from the National Cotton Ginners Association:   Currently, there is no language within the JCIBPC Bale Packaging Specifications or USDA regulations that prohibits the application of any type of sticker to the outside of a bale. There are concerns that messages or images of any kind other than normal business/logistics [...]

By |2023-11-08T17:01:11-06:00November 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCGA Issues Statement Related to Items Added to Bale Coverings

Approved Round Module Wrap Use Urged

The following article is from this Week's edition of Cotton's Week: Purchasers of round module wrap are encouraged to purchase wrap material that meets the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Cotton Module Cover Material Performance Standard. To inform the purchase decision, the NCC maintains a database of approved wrap products on its [...]

By |2023-10-13T14:37:19-05:00October 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Approved Round Module Wrap Use Urged

NCC Reminder – Form CCC-809

Please see the following important message from the National Cotton Council's Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee:       Date:       July 5, 2023 To:          Cotton Ginners From:      Chris Berry, Chairman Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee Subject:   Reminder – USDA Commodity Credit Corporation Form CCC-809, Cooperating Ginner's Bagging and Bale Ties Certification and Agreement As [...]

By |2023-07-05T17:27:17-05:00July 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCC Reminder – Form CCC-809

Texas Legislature Passes State Budget – Ag Disaster Grant Unfortunately Not Included

The following notice was sent out by Plains Cotton Growers earlier today regarding an infrastructure grant agricultural groups, including TCGA, had pursued during the recently completed Legislative session.  We would like to thank Kody Bessent and the PCG staff as well as Jeff Nunley with South Texas Cotton & Grain for vigorously pursuing the assistance [...]

By |2023-05-30T18:56:17-05:00May 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Legislature Passes State Budget – Ag Disaster Grant Unfortunately Not Included

OSHA Announces Fall Prevention National Emphasis Program

US Department of Labor announces national emphasis program to reduce,prevent workplace falls, a leading cause of workplace fatalities OSHA initiative aligns enforcement, outreach efforts to protect workers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of [...]

By |2023-05-09T18:19:12-05:00May 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSHA Announces Fall Prevention National Emphasis Program

NCC Staff to Host Discussion on USDA Climate Smart Cotton Grant

The U.S. Climate-Smart Cotton Program, led by the US Cotton Trust Protocol, has potential funding up to $90 million.  This program will build markets for climate-smart cotton and aid more than 1,000 cotton farmers, including historically underserved cotton producers, across the country. To learn more about this program, the NCC is hosting the upcoming USCTP [...]

By |2023-04-17T11:59:00-05:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCC Staff to Host Discussion on USDA Climate Smart Cotton Grant

Paul Allen Salas — May 7, 1944 — January 29, 2023

We were recently saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Salas - below is his obituary: Paul Allen Salas passed into the arms of our Lord on January 29, 2023 at his home in Bryan, Texas. Paul was born May 7, 1944 in Bay City Texas to the late Ben and Rosie Salas. He [...]

By |2023-03-20T11:08:38-05:00March 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paul Allen Salas — May 7, 1944 — January 29, 2023
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