Wednesday - August 21, 2019
Tipoffs for Albany, Georgia (cotton) Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Agricultural Research Service: Innovative Cornstarch Makes Products Sustainable and 'Green'
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service issued the following news: At the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Gordon Selling today reported on his group's use of steam-jet cooking and other processing methods to create a starch-vegetable-oil-based complex with a variety of useful properties. For example, by combining cornstarch with vegetable oil, the team  more

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Outstanding College Graduate
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 10 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: Jessica Bachansingh, is the recipient of the 2019 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award. Bachansingh was selected from the nominees submitted by the AATCC student chapter faculty advisors for an outstanding graduating senior from their respective universities. She attends Florida State University (FSU) and will be graduating with a Retail Merchandis  more

EPA Registers Long-Term Uses of Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Strong Pollinator Protection
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Registration provides benefits to growers and is supported by strong science that shows minimal risks for pollinators * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor-- an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analysis, including the review of   more

EPA Registers Long-Term Uses of Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Strong Pollinator Protection Across the Midwest
LENEXA, Kansas, July 12 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Registration provides benefits to growers and is supported by strong science that shows minimal risks for pollinators * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor - an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analysis, including the revie  more

International Casual Furnishings Association Honors Family Business Leaders
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 8 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) announces Gwen and Jack Raseman and Allen E. Gant Jr., are the recipients of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. "Family businesses are the heart of the casual home furnishings industry," said ICFA Executive Director Jackie Hirschhaut. "ICFA's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients exemplify the resilience, integrity and u  more

Mississippi Academy of Sciences Summer Student Science Symposium Attracts Researchers From Across State to Mississippi State University
STARKVILLE, Mississippi, July 11 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news: Distinguished scientists and students from across the Magnolia State gathered at Mississippi State University Thursday [July 11] for the third annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Summer Student Science Symposium. The symposium featured keynote speeches from leading scientists in government, industry and academia, as well as a student poster presentation and competition. The symposium attracts student  more

National Cotton Council: Enhanced Reporting Should Improve U.S. Cotton Flow
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 10 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: Recently implemented policies based on National Cotton Council resolutions regarding warehouse bale shipment reporting are aimed at enhancing the industry's reputation for timely delivery by getting U.S. raw cotton into customers' hands faster. Recently implemented policies based on National Cotton Council resolutions regarding warehouse bale shipment reporting are aimed at enhancing the industry's re  more

National Cotton Council: EPA Approves Sulfoxaflor Use on Cotton
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 12 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: The National Cotton Council (NCC) is grateful for EPA's decision granting use on cotton of sulfoxaflor (commercially known as Transform Copyright (c) ) - a uniquely designed insecticide that targets piercing/sucking insect pests such as aphids and plant bugs. "We appreciate EPA's decision to make sulfoxaflor available for use on cotton," said NCC Chairman Mike Tate, an Alabama cotton producer. "EPA ha  more

National Cotton Council: U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Pilot Underway
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 11 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: 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 are farming responsibly and striving for continuous improvement. The Protocol is being managed by Ken Burton, Protocol executive director. A multi-stakeholder board of directors will be appointed in the coming weeks in preparat  more

National Pest Management Association: 100,000 Termites Ate What?!
FAIRFAX, Virginia, July 8 -- The National Pest Management Association issued the following news release: * * * - New video project "Will They Eat It?" released by the National Pest Management Association is unlike anything you've seen before * * * It's time for "Will They Eat It?" - an exciting new six-part video project brought to you by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that shows what really happens when everyday household objects are placed into a tank of 100,000 hungry ter  more

National Sorghum Producers Issues Statement on EPA Sulfoxaflor Registration Approval
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following statement by Chairman Dan Atkisson: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it has granted a Section 3 registration approval for use of sulfoxaflor on sorghum and cotton under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). "Sulfoxaflor receiving a full registration approval by the EPA is welcomed news by the sorghum industry. "We are happy to see this crop protection tool move fr  more

Purdue University: Organic Label Doesn't Tell the Full Story
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, July 10 [TNSresearch] -- Purdue University issued the following news release: * * * - Organic producers are helping India's farmers safeguard their land * * * The label on organic, fair-trade coffee and clothing doesn't always tell the full story. In some cases, companies are working behind the scenes to provide more than just higher earnings by helping marginalized farmers secure land and protect it from logging, mining and large-scale agriculture operations. This   more