National Cotton Council staff will review key provisions of the new Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 in informational meetings across the Cotton Belt during the week of June 23. The meetings are being sponsored by the NCC and area interest organizations.

The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period, and are aimed at providing the best available information on the new farm bill.

"All NCC members should try to attend one of these meetings,” NCC Chairman Larry McClendon said. "I believe others involved in the cotton industry and agriculture also can benefit from attending these informational sessions."

The schedule of meetings, with all times local:

June 23 – Wellington, KS, Raymond Frye Complex, 8 am; Weslaco, TX, TAMU Citrus Center, 9 am; Robstown, TX, Nueces County Fair Grounds, 3 pm; Hugoton, KS, Memorial Hall, 4 pm;

June 24 – El Campo, TX, Civic Center, 9 am; Dumas, TX, Moore County Community Bldg., 10 am; Seagraves, TX, Community Bldg.; 10 am; Victoria, TX, Howard Johnson Hotel, 3 pm; Plainview, TX, Ollie Liner Center, 3 pm; Midland, TX; Midland County Horseshoe, 3 pm;

June 25 – Uvalde, TX, Uvalde Quality Inn, 10 am; Lubbock, TX, Plains Cotton Cooperative Assn., 10 am; San Angelo, TX, Texas Agri-Life Research & Extension Center, 10 am; Lamesa, TX, Dawson County Community Center, 2 pm; Abilene, TX, Abilene Christian University, 3 pm;

June 26 – El Paso, TX, Wyndham Hotel, 10 am; Altus, OK, Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Assn., 10 am.