Tuesday Cotton eNews

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December 16, 2014
 

For those unable to attend any of the 25 National Cotton Council STAX/Farm Bill Workshops, the NCC is hosting four information webinars that will include regional examples of insurance rates, county yields and information regarding farm programs. To participate, call the conference number (800-377-8846) and enter the participant code (55634947#) on your phone in order to receive the webinar audio. To view the webinar slides, login to your computer at https://cotton.adobeconnect.com/stax/. Once at the web address, the default option is to enter as a guest. Type your name into the box and select the button "Enter Room."

The two Wednesday, Dec. 17, webinars are 9-11 am CST (10 am-noon EST) for the Southeast region and from 2-4 pm CST for the Mid-South region. The two Thursday, Dec. 18, webinars are from 9-11 am (CST) for the Southwest region and from noon-2 pm MST (11 am-1 pm PST) for the Western region. If you have any questions, contact the NCC at 901-274-9030.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) Four newly elected Republican senators, including Iowa's Joni Ernst and Nebraska's Ben Sasse, will be joining the Senate Agriculture Committee for the new Congress.
 
 
(AgriPulse) The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) says the FDA's revised proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are "a significant improvement" over the original proposals but still fall short in a number of critical areas.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) The $1.1 trillion omnibus package passed by the Senate today held several strong wins for the cattle industry, but the legislation was not as well received by several other organizations.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(The News International) KARACHI: A US-funded agriculture programme has discovered a new technique in local farms to differentiate cotton leaf curl virus (CLCV) from other viruses hampering the cotton production, a statement said on Monday.
 
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The recently held annual meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), welcomed contributions from African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) about their work with the International Trade Centre (ITC) on a regional approach to promoting cotton processing in Africa.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures traded lower Tuesday — even as the U.S. dollar fell sharply — amid worries that new multiyear lows in oil prices may signal a slower-than-expected global economic slowdown.
 
 
(Reuters) China will adjust its import and export taxes from Jan. 1 as part of a larger effort to re-order trade to foster economic growth, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Farm Press) The panelists for a discussion on "is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon" at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) The farm bill's commodity programs could have the answers you need to succeed in 2015 and beyond. But are you asking the right questions?
 
 
(Cotton Grower) A new root-knot nematode-resistant variety and a full-season variety named to honor a legendary yield performer join the Deltapine Class of 15, as the brand celebrates 100 years of breeding innovations.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Is the cropland market poised to step off historically high prices? Here's what some of the top appraisers in the business think.
 
 
(Farm Press) As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Cotton Grower) USDA's December supply demand report gave the market something to crow about this week. And caw it did.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Grower) Data from the 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial (OVT) is now available through Mississippi State University.
 
 
(Farm Press) Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.
 
 
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