Tuesday Cotton eNews

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November 24, 2015

Both the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) have produced multiple educational pieces to assist producers and ginners in meeting the U.S. cotton industry's goal of zero contamination in seed cotton and lint.

The NCC's website contains a number of educational pieces related to contamination and quality preservation at www.cotton.org/tech/quality/index.cfm. NCGA educational videos are available as DVDs and can be ordered at www.cotton.org/ncga/request-ncga-media.cfm.

(KJZZ) The El Niño system predicted for this winter could help ease drought conditions in Arizona. But, too much rain could be too much of a good thing for cotton growers. 
(AgFax) Global stock markets fell amid Middle East tensions. U.S. economy expanded at 2.1% pace. U.S. crop 70% harvested. Cash grower sales declined to 1,978 bales on The Seam. 
(AgriPulse) China has committed to accelerating its review of U.S. GMOs, a move that would smooth trade in biotech crops, Obama administration officials said after an annual bilateral meeting on trade issues.  
(Farm Progress) USDA has released details for its 2016 Ag Outlook Forum, announcing that key speakers will include Howard G. Buffett and Purdue University President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. 
(AgWeb) The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next month, a move that some worry would make it harder for the central bank to achieve its goal of 2 percent inflation. 
(AgWeb) Starting in 2015 farmers have an Affordable Care Act reporting requirement if they have 50 or more employees or have less than 50 employees and a self-funded healthcare plan.  
(Farm Press Blog) Dr. Wayne Skaggs made a bold pronouncement at the Stewards of the Future “Water for a Growing World” conference held at North Carolina State in November. 
(Farm Progress) Warming temperatures will take a heavy toll on agricultural productivity, according to climate scientists, and adjusting to the changes by expanding trade won't necessarily be the best way to alleviate resulting crop production issues, a new study says. 
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