National Cotton Council staff will review key provisions of the new Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 in informational meetings during the weeks of June 16 and 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 17 — Franklin, Va., Paul Dee Camp Community College, 9 a.m.; Jackson, N.C., J.W. Faison Bldg, 2 p.m.

June 18 — Washington, N.C., Beaufort County Extension Office, 9 a.m.; Bennettsville, S.C., McColl Gin, 4 p.m.

June 19 — Santee, S.C., Holiday Inn, 9 a.m.; Statesboro, Ga., Bulloch County Ag Center, 3 p.m.

June 20 — Perry, Ga., Georgia National Fair Grounds & Ag Center, 9 a.m.; Tifton, Ga., Rural Development Center; 2 p.m.

June 23 — Belle Mina, Ala., Tennessee Valley Research & Extension Substation, 9 a.m.; Prattville, Ala., Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, 3 p.m.

June 24 — Atmore, Ala., Creek Family Restaurant, 10 a.m.

June 25 — Donalsonville, Ga., Lions Hall, 10 a.m.