Tuesday Cotton eNews

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September 1, 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.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Progress) Corn's national condition slipped 1 point to 68% good to excellent in Monday's USDA crop progress report while soybeans stayed at 63%.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) The National Milk Producers Federation asked that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers suspend enforcement of the new Waters of the U.S. regulation until legal complaints against it are resolved.
 
 
(AgriPulse) A new survey of land ownership in the lower 48 states illustrates some of the difficulties would-be farmers face in acquiring farmland.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Cotton Grower) According to a Reuters report, China's 2015/16 production of top quality extra-long staple cotton could be three times last year's crop, pressuring prices and demand from other global exporters like the United States.
 
 
TRADE
 
(Reuters) A nearly two-month series of daily auctions from China's huge cotton reserves has drawn to a close, selling only a fraction of fibre offered due to high pricing and a slowing economy.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Cotton Farming) For the 2015 back-to-school season, Cotton Incorporated wanted to learn what parents' priorities are when making back-to-school purchasing decisions for their children – and to see how cotton fits into the back-to-school picture.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) Top producers are about a year away from major opportunities to grow their businesses through mergers and acquisitions, predicts Danny Klinefelter, professor and Extension economist, Texas A&M University.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Transparency is a tenant's best shot at winning cash rent reduction for 2016. Just ask Indiana's Tom Farms.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Cotton Grower) Cotton prices got slapped around all week despite the absolute void of any specific bearish cotton fundamental news.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Farming) Maleisa Finch, owner of the Kiech- Shauver-Miller Gin in Monette, Ark., has seen her share of challenges in the ginning business.
 
 
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