Tuesday Cotton eNews

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April 26, 2016
 
Variety selection is perhaps the season’s most important and yet most difficult decision. A poor variety selection decision is not easily overcome.  Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality. Plant more than one variety and consider specific traits and crop maturity after yield and quality. Try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm. The National Cotton Council offers resources to help with that decision at www.cotton.org/tech/physiology/index.cfm
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Durable orders rose 0.8% in March. U.S. cotton crop 10% planted. An additional 123 May delivery notices issued for Tuesday. Cash grower sales totaled 126 bales on The Seam. 
 
 
(Farm Press) Cotton marketing experts have been arguing about the quality of the cotton in China’s reserves for three years. Now they may be about to find out just how good – or how bad it is. 
 
 
(Farm Progress) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Vietnam April 25 to meet with his counterparts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, among others, to discuss the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) Thanks to precision agriculture and advancements in equipment and computing technology, America’s farmers are building a treasure trove of production information that will help fuel future innovation. 
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Farm Press Blog) China is a double-edged sword killing the world cotton market. 
 
 
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