Tuesday Cotton eNews

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July 28, 2015
 
Herbicide resistance continues as a major threat to efficient cotton production, particularly in the Mid-South and Southeast. The National Cotton Council encourages its producer members to make managing that threat a major priority throughout the year.

A page on the NCC's website at www.cotton.org/tech/pest/weed-resistance.cfm contains links to information that can help producers make informed decisions and identify resistance management strategies most appropriate for their operations.

 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Press) The official theme of the 2015 Arizona Cotton Conference held in June was "Survival," amid a plethora of industry concerns including continued low cotton prices, wide fluctuations in planted acreage and related gin consolidation, crop competition, drought issues, and more.
 
 
(AgWeb) It's officially here, and most meteorologists expect El Niño to hang around until at least early 2016.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) Internal memos that the Army Corps of Engineers turned over to a Senate committee undermines the scientific and legal basis for the new rule that re-defines the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, the panel's chairman says.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) The cotton market stabilized overnight, with light buying returning to the December contract. Similar action was seen in thee grain sector, while energies remained under pressure. Dec cotton was up 0.03 while the March was off 0.01.
 
 
(Reuters) Intercontinental Exchange will launch its Singapore platform later in the year, the bourse saidon Monday, following delays after China opposed the inclusion of cotton and sugar futures that would use Chinese prices as references.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Fibre2Fashion) During their recent joint Cabinet meeting in Bangkok, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed to intensify cooperation between the two countries in various sectors, including the textile sector.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Cotton Grower) It looks as if the cotton market is frozen in time and has landed in the dental chair as it continues on its path to nowhere fast. Some teeth will have to be pulled in order to get the market moving again.
 
 
(Cotton Grower) Some growers are waiting on 70 cents, while others may have taken some sort of action already at the 67 to 68 cent area. The goal of 70 cents is still possible, but each passing day likely lowers the odds that we can get there – and that needs to be taken into account.
 
 
(AgriPulse) Unfortunately, mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) - the popular consumer food labeling law that identifies the national origin of meat, poultry and many fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. - is a dead man walking. 
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Press) On the market for just over a decade, ESN fertilizer was first adopted by Midwest grain producers. Almost all the product went to that region until some three years ago when the plant in New Madrid, Missouri, doubled capacity. That allowed new territories, like the Mid-South, to open up.
 
 
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