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August 16, 2016
 
Delivering contamination-free cotton to U.S. customers in the global marketplace is critical because of fierce competition from other growths and man-made fibers. The National Cotton Council urges producers, ginners, and other industry members to strive for “zero tolerance” regarding seed cotton and lint contamination. Links to resources aimed at helping industry members keep their cotton clean during the 2016 harvest/ginning season are at http://www.cotton.org/tech/quality/contamfree.cfm.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
Agri-Pulse - The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Environmental Protection Agency an additional three months to decide whether to allow continued use of chlorpyrifos.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
AgFax - U.S. consumer prices held flat in July. U.S. cotton condition ratings declined slightly, while boll setting expanded to 88% and boll opening to 12%. 
 
 
Bloomberg - Chinese traders are falling out of love with commodities.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Agri-Pulse - More affordable cropland isn't just something that could improve producer margins; it's something that is an absolute necessity, according to a new report. 
 
 
Farm Progress - AgriBank had stable net income in the second quarter of 2016, it announced last week.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
Cotton Grower - In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July.” Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually – even for Christmas gifts.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Farm Press - This year’s Virginia Ag Expo featured a self-paced tour which allowed the more than 1,800 participants to discuss firsthand with Virginia Tech experts the issues they face in producing crops in Virginia.
 
 
Farm Press - The Fisher Delta Research Center at Portageville, Mo., will offer a variety of insightful presentations during its Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with a breakfast and program following at 7 a.m. Tours begin at 9 a.m. 
 
 
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