EVENT: 2017 PCG Annual Meeting

Highlights from the recent 2017 Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association’s (TCGA) Annual Meeting & Cotton Trade Show AND the 60th Annual Meeting for Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) from the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Coverage is brought to you by Bayer CropScience (Fibermax Cotton)…

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60th Annual PCG Meeting (April 7, 2017)
Texas International Cotton School
Josh Burris (President of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange)

Cotton Farming/Eco-Drip Water Conservation & Profitability Award Presentation
Craig Hoelscher (CEO of Eco-Drip)

2016 PCG “Service to Cotton” Award
Dr. Danny Nusser (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Amarillo)

Award Winner
Dr. Charles Allen (San Angelo)

Cotton Incorporated Report
Kim Kitchings (Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, Cotton Inc.)

President’s Annual Report
Johnnie Reed (President of PCG from Kress, TX)

Celebrate Cotton & Texas Tech Football
Rick Leach (Red Raider Sports Properties) with Andy Rowden & Tommy McVay (Texas Tech Athletics)

Motivational Message
Matt Rush

Washington, DC Update
Rep. Mike Conaway (Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee from Midland, TX)

PCG PAC Report
Kody Bessent (Vice President of Operations & Legislative Affairs with PCG)

Executive Vice President’s Report
Steve Verett (Executive Vice President with PCG)

Interviews
Interview with Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-R)
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee from Midland, TX

Interview with Rusty Andrews
CEO of Agrellus in Lubbock, TX

Interview with Brett Cypert
Sales Rep. for Phytogen Cotton in Sweetwater, TX

Interview with Tanya Foerster
Director of Advertising Capital Farm Credit in Lubbock, TX

Interview with Craig Jones
Sales Rep. for West Texas/Oklahoma for Netafim in Lubbock, TX

Interview with John Payne
Senior Market Analyst with Daniels Ag Marketing in Chicago, IL

Interview with Clay Post
District Sales Manager for NACHURS in Lubbock, TX

EVENT COVERAGE: 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium

Coverage of the 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium is brought to you by Amarillo National Bank.

Hosted jointly by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, this educational forum is tailored for beef producers and was established to provide timely information annually, about current industry issues and practical management.

The event is held in January and alternates between locations in New Mexico and Texas. The 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium hosted by New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service was held January 11-12 at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center in Roswell, NM.

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Session I – Industry Issues
Global factors affecting domestic beef demand & what others expect from the U.S. / Sustainability: what it means around the world
Leann Saunders (Founder & President of IMI Global in Castle Rock, CO)

The New Administration: What Will It Mean to Agriculture
Caren Cowan (Executive Director of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association in Albuquerque, NM)

What happened to the calf market?
Dr. Derrell Peel (Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist in Stillwater, OK)

Key performance indicators for cow-calf producers
Bill Thompson (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Management Economist in San Angelo, TX)

Session II – Genetics
EPDs: Tools for progress
Dr. Marcy Ward New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Livestock Specialist in Las Cruces, NM)

Beef Genomics: Present and future
Dr. Kent Andersen (Associate Director of Technical Services with Zoetis in Lincoln, NE)

Residual Feed Intake: What is it and how can it be used to improve the bottom line?
Will Kayser (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Research)

Fetal Programming: What is it? Is it predictable? How can it influence management decisions?
Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Range Animal Nutritionist in Corona, NM)

Session III – Management
Developing immunity in calves
Dr. John Wenzel (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Veterinarian in Las Cruces, NM)

Prescribed burning in the Southwest
Dr. Morgan Russell (Texas AgriLife Extension Service Range Specialist in San Angelo, TX)

NMSU Certified Calf Program
Patrick Kircher (Roosevelt County New Mexico Cooperative Extension Agent in Portales, NM)

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
Dr. John Wenzel (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Veterinarian in Las Cruces, NM)

EVENT COVERAGE: 2016 Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated Annual Meeting

http://www.cottonboard.org/sites/454/images/logo_reg.pngBoard members of both The Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated gathered at the Hotel Monteleone in the New Orleans (LA) French Quarter for their Joint Annual Meeting December 7th and 8th.

The Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland cotton.

To fund the Program, The Cotton Board collects a per bale assessment of all Upland cotton harvested and ginned in the U.S., as well as an importer assessment for all Upland cotton products imported into the U.S. To conduct the Program, The Cotton Board contracts with Cotton Incorporated to carryout the actual research and promotion activities for U.S. producers and importers of cotton.

Every bale of upland cotton grown in the United States, with a few exemptions, is assessed a cotton fee at the point of first sale.  The assessment fee on that cotton goes to fund the Cotton Research and Promotion Program.

Of the Cotton Board’s 77 Members and Alternates, 47 are cotton producers representing every state in the Cotton Belt. These board members are the voice of  the producer segment of the industry to The Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated and provide valuable insight that helps to shape the activities of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. Producer members and alternates are nominated by Certified Producer Organizations. The remainder of the Members and Alternates are cotton importers representing major U.S. retailers and brands. All Board Members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

All of the cotton that is imported into the United States, with a few exemptions, is assessed a cotton fee at the time of entry.  Whether the imported cotton is in the form of  fabric, raw materials, t-shirts or denim jeans, the assessment fee on that cotton goes to fund the Cotton Research and Promotion Program.

http://www.cottoninc.com/resources/~img/logo-cottoninc-header.pngWhile Cotton Incorporated is consumer and trade focused, it is a charged function of The Cotton Board’s mission to keep U.S. producers and importers of cotton informed on the innovative developments coming from the Program.

Cotton Incorporated is the research and marketing company for U.S. Upland cotton, as administered by the Cotton Board. Cotton Inc’s World Headquarters and Research Center is located in Cary, North Carolina and its Consumer Marketing Headquarters is located in New York, New York. Supporting offices are located around the globe in Mexico City, Osaka, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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District 19 (TX) Agricultural Issues Forum Podcast

District 19 (Texas) Agricultural Issues Forum

How will the next Congress address the issues of trade, food labeling and immigration/border security? One thing is for sure that Congress will debate the topics in 2017 and the new representative from the 19th Congressional District of Texas will be in the fray.

Early voting is underway in the Republican party runoff featuring Jodey Arrington and Glen Robertson. Both are attempting to move to Washington, DC to replace the retiring Randy Neugebauer. Historically, the 19th District representative serves on the House Agriculture Committee – which is currently chaired by another West Texan, Mike Conaway from Midland.

The two candidates squared off in an Agricultural Issues Forum on All Ag, All Day in an one-hour program. Here’s a podcast of the event.

AG ISSUES FORUM PODCAST

SPECIAL: 19th Congressional (TX) District’s Agricultural Issues Forum

As voters prepare to select a new Congressional representative for the 19th District of Texas, those in agriculture wonder who might be the best candidate to represent the most important industry in the region.  With nine different candidates all vying for support, All Ag News has produced an Agricultural Issues Forum.

The Ag Issues Forum provides each candidate 15 minutes to deliver an Opening and Closing statement as well as answering five questions.  Each candidate was given the questions prior to the forum and all were provided equal access and a choice of days/times to record (video). One candidate was unable to attend the video session but did choose to record via phone.

You can view each candidates statements and responses below and listen to the segment podcasts.  Thanks to the Bayer Museum of Agriculture for providing the venue and to Picador Creative for video and post-production work.

AUDIO SEGMENTS (video below):
Segment 01: Opening Statements

Segment 02: Opening Statements continued

Segment 03: Question 1 (farm policy)

Segment 04: Perspective of Congress with former Rep. Charlie Stenholm

Segment 05: Question 2 (renewables)

Segment 06: Question 3 (cotton)

Segment 07: Question 3 (cotton) continued

Segment 08: Question 4 (trade)

Segment 09: Question 5 (winning)

Segment 10: Question 5 (winning) continued

Segment 11: Closing Statements

Segment 12: Program Close

Opening Statements:

QUESTION 1: How will you explain good farm policy in Congress?

QUESTION 2: What is your stance on renewable energy?

QUESTION 3: How would you address other countries who aren’t as transparent as the U.S. on cotton policy?

QUESTION 4: What is your stance on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal?

QUESTION 5: How do you define a win?

Closing Statements:

 

EVENT COVERAGE: 2016 U.S. Grains Council’s Annual Membership Meeting

Welcome to coverage of the 2016 U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 13th International Marketing Conference & 56th Annual Membership Meeting in Sarasota, Florida brought to you by the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP).

Listen to the Argentina Forum (49:32)

Listen to a presentation from Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report (59:30)

Listen to an interview with Chip Councell (Maryland producer) Vice-Chairman of the USGC (8:21)

Listen to an interview with Floyd Gaibler, Director of Trade & Biotechnology with USGC (11:50)

Listen to an interview with Tommy Hamamoto, USGC Country Director for Japan (10:27)

Listen to an interview with Deb Keller (Iowa producer) Secretary-Treasurer for USGC (5:36)

Listen to an interview with Haksoo Kim, USGC Country Director for South Korea (11:20)

Listen to an interview with Ashley Kongs, USGC Manager of Ethanol Export Programs

Listen to an interview wit Ryan LeGrand, USGC Assistant Director for Mexico (9:00)

Listen to a panel discussion on NAFTA – what is working and what is not (24:06)

Listen to an interview with Kevin Roepke, USGC Regional Director for Southeast Asia (8:37)

Listen to an interview with Tom Sleight, President and CEO of the USGC (11:34)

Listen to an interview with Alan Tiemann (Nebraska producer) Chairman of the USGC (6:42)

Listen to a presentation from Darcy Vetter, Chief Ag Trade Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representatives Office (29:31)

Listen to an interview with Joel Widenor, Founding Partner and Chief Administrative Officer with Commodity Weather Group (7:28)

Listen to an interview with Anne Zaczek, USGC (5:29)

Listen to an interview with Marri Carrow, USGC Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere

 

EVENT COVERAGE: 2015 Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting

Highlights from the recent 2015 Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting in Lubbock, TX brought to you by Bayer CropScience and Fibermax Cottonseed – Official Seed of the Good Life.

http://www.paramountbroadcasting.com/audio/Images/FiberMaxLogo.jpgPresentations
Grady Martin (President) Lubbock Cotton Exchange

Craig Hoelscher (VP of Sales) Eco-Drip

Mike Smith (Defensive Coordinator) Texas Tech Football

Berrye Worsham (President/CEO) Cotton Inc. (CI)

Dr. Gary Adams (President/CEO) National Cotton Council (NCC)

Dr. Gary Adams (President/CEO) National Cotton Council (NCC) Q&A

Shawn Holladay (President) Plains Cotton Growers (PCG)

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX19)

Steve Verett (Executive Director) Plains Cotton Growers (PCG)

Interviews
Jeff Brehmer with Bayer CropScience

Steve Nichols with Bayer CropScience

Dr. Kenny Melton with Bayer CropScience