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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.