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October 14, 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
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Press) Early-morning storms that swept through north central Arkansas damaged an estimated 40,000 cotton acres in Craighead and Mississippi county.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) This week is National School Lunch Week, and the School Nutrition Association and the White House are using the occasion to restate their opinions on the changes in school lunch nutrition guidelines.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) At its first meeting for the new season that began on October 1, the consultative committee of the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has estimated India's cotton production at 40 million bales of 170 kg each.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures hovered just above unchanged within tight ranges Tuesday as December traded for a second day within Friday's 190-point span.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Consider both tax and emotional consequences when transferring family business.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) In a blow to the IRS, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 10 that Conservation Reserve Program payments to a non-farmer are rents from real estate and are not subject to self-employment tax.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Cover crops are gaining in popularity among farmers seeking higher yields and fewer inputs, The Fertilizer Institute said last week.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Progress) As the social and economic costs of Ebola mount in West Africa – now fueling concern in the U.S. – there's another issue that has always been on the radar: hunger.
 
 
(AgWeb) A concrete bunker on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, 800 miles from the North Pole, is agriculture's library of life, and Cary Fowler is the force that brought it to fruition.
 
 
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