National Cotton Council staff will review key provisions of the new Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 in 45 informational meetings across the Cotton Belt June 16-23.

The meetings are being sponsored by the NCC and area interest organizations. A service to NCC members, the presentations are aimed at providing the best available information on the new farm bill and will conclude with a question and answer period.

“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 set for the Mid-South, with all times local:

June 17 — Portageville, Mo., Delta Center, 10 a.m.; Jackson, Tenn., University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, 10:30 a.m.; Keiser, Ark., Northeast Research & Extension Center, 2 p.m.;

June 18 — Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter, 10 a.m.; Clarksdale, Miss., Clarksdale City Auditorium, 3 p.m.; Alexandria, La., LSUA, 3 p.m.;

June 19 — Rayville, La., Civic Center, 10 a.m.; Yazoo City, Miss., Rick's Memorial Library, 3 p.m.;

June 20 — Indianola, Miss., Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center, 10 a.m.; Dumas, Ark., Dumas Community Center, 3 p.m.