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October 28, 2014
 
Producers, cotton industry firms and agribusinesses are encouraged to attend any of the NCC-scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt – which are aimed at providing NCC members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014. The first meeting will be on November 10 and the last two meetings on December 10.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(National Cotton Council) USDA's Notice ARCPLC-13 issued on October 27 contains a summary of the phases for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and dates for when phases or actions are expected to occur or be complete.
 
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Press) Using poultry litter as fertilizer is a welcome trend in many southern states because that is where most of the U.S. broiler chickens are produced.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin labeling case until January because the WTO already has a backlog of appeals.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred program.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly in the green in the front two contracts in quiet dealings Tuesday after dipping just below the previous-session low in spot December in overnight trading.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(AgWeb) Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Environmental Defense Fund announced earlier this month that the group had added United Suppliers to part of the group's Sustainable Sourcing Initiative to work up and down the supply chain to reduce fertilizer usage by improving efficiency.
 
 
(AgWeb) Building on the success and popularity of Farm Journal Legacy Project workshops, Farm Journal offers families an opportunity to take their succession planning a step further.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Farm Press) Sorry, I am not referring to the Texas High Plains. 
 
 
(Cotton Grower) Cotton prices (Dec14 futures) closed up 77 points to 63.81 cents/lb last week (October 24) – recovering from a rather lackluster week. Prices have trended down since closing at 65 cents back on October 13 and dipped to 62.29 on October 20.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(AgriPulse) The U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal that would avert potentially steep duties on Mexico sugar imports that U.S. producers said were being unfairly subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market at below production costs.
 
 
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