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July 19, 2016
 
U.S. cotton producers are urged to participate in USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program (CGCS), a one-time initiative that has a sign-up window of June 20-August 5, 2016 -- with no deadline extension. A CGCS fact sheet is on the National Cotton Council's website at www.cotton.org/issues/2016/upload/16cgcsfact.pdf and additional information is on USDA's website at www.fsa.usda.gov/cgcs.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
AgWeb - See the latest USDA Crop Progress report, released Monday, July 18. 
 
 
KRIS TV - CORPUS CHRISTI - The cotton season is winding down quickly in South Texas with heat unit accumulations well above average. 
 
 
Farm Press - Texas High Plains cotton needs a rain, especially for dryland production but also to help growers keep up with water demand on irrigated fields. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
AgWeb - Cotton prices appear favorable for U.S. producers going forward as China replaces its reserves, says Craig VanDyke, Top Third Ag Marketing. Part of the momentum is the result of production cutbacks by India, the world’s top cotton producer, which has cut production by a third this year.  
 
 
Farm Press - Released July 12, the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report brought the department’s balance sheets up-to-date for rice, soybeans, cotton, corn and wheat. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Farm Press - Cooperation between Mississippi beekeepers and farmers has been an important factor in obtaining Section 18 approval for sulfloxaflor (Transform), a key pesticide for cotton and grain sorghum. 
 
 
Farm Progress - Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, said Bayer AG’s latest $55 billion takeover offer is "financially inadequate" and doesn’t ensure a deal would be completed. 
 
 
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