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October 21, 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) Most producers I have visited with have indicated that they did not sell enough of their crop at higher prices earlier in the year, especially considering the above-average yields
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture on Monday awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for research and development that will lead to technological innovations for agriculture.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Reuters) Australia's government is looking at investing in nearly 30 irrigation schemes and reigniting a long-stalled programme of dam building to combat growing water shortages constraining agricultural production.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked just below unchanged within tight ranges Tuesday after opening overnight flat and posting a modest gain at the session high within the first hour or so.
 
 
(AgriPulse) Canadian officials appear ready to follow through on threats to issue economic retaliations if the U.S. doesn't fix a country-of-origin labeling law found to be in violation of World Trade Organization standards.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Fibre2Fashion) Opening with a record number of exhibitors totalling to 3,751 from 30 countries, the 20th edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics kicked off yesterday and runs till October 23, 2014.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) Taxable income this year will be lower than in 2013 for most crop producers, but the drop will be nowhere near as extreme as the recent decline in corn and soybean prices.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Slides and a webcast of the Weed Science Society's September scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds are now available for free online.
 
 
(Farm Press) Wild hogs. Feral pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem, especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Cotton Grower) The Dog Days of August are upon us, except it is cotton ginning weather. Nevertheless, cotton trading remains locked in a rather wide ten cent trading channel, but is actively trading only a four cent band around 63 cents – 61 to 65 cents, that is. Further refining, the most popular trading territory seems to be the 150 point range between 63.00 and 64.50.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(AgWeb) Platform Specialty Products Corp., the chemicals company backed by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, agreed to acquire agricultural-chemicals maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd. for $3.51 billion in its largest purchase.
 
 
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