Tuesday Cotton eNews

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October 6, 2015

Both the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) have produced multiple educational pieces to assist producers and ginners in meeting the U.S. cotton industry's goal of zero contamination in seed cotton and lint.

The NCC's website contains a number of educational pieces related to contamination and quality preservation at www.cotton.org/tech/quality/index.cfm. NCGA educational videos are available as DVDs and can be ordered at www.cotton.org/ncga/request-ncga-media.cfm.

(Farm Press) Sutton Page says it was interesting but, in some ways, difficult to see the cotton in the area where the members of Producer Information Exchange program from the Southwest traveled in August. 
(Farm Progress) Corn harvest advanced 9 points in a week to 27% done as of Sunday, while the soybean harvest doubled to 42% done, the USDA crop progress report said. 
(Farm Progress) Ag groups were generally pleased that negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership had returned a final trade agreement, though many focused on reserving judgement until all details are clear. 
(Arkansas Online) Cotton futures gained the most in almost two months in Monday trading after floods hurt crops in the Southeast, curbing further the outlook for supplies from the U.S., the world's biggest exporter. 
(RFD-TV) Louisiana cotton farmers have begun picking their crop, but they’re finding yields and prices to be disappointing.   
(Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) Plenty of South Plains cotton is harvest-ready. But is the ground? 
(Cotton Grower) Pink bollworm control programs have practically eliminated the pest from cotton fields in parts of the lower Southwest and Far West.  
(AgriPulse) Key congressional Republicans are raising concerns about the just-completed Pacific Rim trade pact, in part because the Obama administration didn't insist on protecting U.S. tobacco products from regulations in other countries.  
(Farm Progress) A look at the public comments in response to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendations for American diets shows support for linking nutrition and environmental concerns like sustainability, according to "My Plate, My Planet" a coalition of environmental groups focused on diet and sustainability. 
(AgFax) Trade gap widened sharply in August.  
(Cotton Grower) The International Cotton Advisory Committee has released its latest projections for world cotton trade. 
(AgWeb) A key financial management question frequently asked of our growers is, “What is your cost per acre?” This is an important question, but I think an even more important question to ask is, “How much is your contribution margin?” 
(AgWeb) The history behind this fertile ground goes much deeper than just the black dirt on the surface.  
(Farm Press) China is the world’s largest textile mill user of cotton.  China has also historically been the world’s largest cotton producer, although India is projected to surpass China for the 2015 cotton crop year.  
(Farm Press) When the flood waters subside around a farm, one area for careful evaluation is the pesticide storage area. 
(Farm Press) Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture. 
(Artesia News) Around the time the Artesia Alfalfa Growers’ Association (AAGA) was picking up steam, a writer with the Artesia Advocate – the Daily Press’ original incarnation – reported an encounter with a prospector from Arkansas in which the visitor stated the Artesia area was good for just two things. 
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