2018 Seed Cotton Program Informational Webinar
Monday, February 19, 2018 – 9:30 am
Bulloch County Center for Agriculture
Late last week the U.S. Congress passed budget legislation that included the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill. The President has signed this legislation and it has become law.
Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for PLC (Price Loss Coverage) and ARC (Agricultural Risk Coverage) payments. For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a combination of both cotton (lint) and cottonseed.
The National Cotton Council will host regional webinars regarding the provisions of the recently authorized 2018 seed cotton farm program. Information will be provided on the provision 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 covered. Also, history and background information related to why the seed cotton decision was made will be discussed.
The webinar for our region (Georgia, Alabama and Florida) will be held on Monday, February 19 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.