Tuesday Cotton eNews

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May 19, 2015

June 1, 2015, is the deadline for producers to file their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service created a website page that offers helpful information, including a five-step process for filing that form.  

The 2014 farm law requires that producers have FSA form AD-1026 on file at their local FSA office in order to be eligible for federal crop insurance premium subsidies for the 2016 reinsurance year, which begins on July 1, 2015.

(Cotton Grower) The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate for April was pretty much a non-event when it comes to the state of the world’s cotton industry. Global inventory numbers were essentially unchanged. Yet consumption showed a slight bump, despite lower numbers from several countries. 
(Farm Progress) Farmers again worked in between rain showers to advance corn planting with 85% done as of Sunday week, which compares with 71% a year ago and the 75% average, the latest USDA weekly crop progress report showed. 
(AgWeb) Additional restrictions on pesticides may be needed to save honeybees and other pollinators that have been devastated over the past decade, a White House task force said.
(AgWeb) The U.S. has lost its final appeal with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over country of origin labeling (COOL) laws for meat products.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Reacting to the World Trade Organization's fourth and final ruling critical of the U.S.' country-of-origin labeling program for red meat, the governments of Canada and Mexico and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway called for repeal of the U.S. labeling regime.
(Farm Progress) USDA announced Monday that $21 million in farm bill funding will go to "science-based" solutions that help crop and livestock producers in drought-stricken states apply conservation practices that can mitigate the effects of long- and short-term drought.
(Bloomberg) Cottco Holdings Ltd., sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cotton company, said it’s seeking a partner to help it with funding after talks with the China-Africa Development Fund collapsed and as it renegotiates debt payments with lenders.
(AgFax) More rainy weather expected on the Texas Plains. U.S. housing starts soared.
(Fibre2Fashion) India and China have agreed to optimally exploit the present and potential complementarities in the textiles and other sectors, as identified in the Five Year Trade and Economic Development Plan signed in September 2014. 
(AgWeb) What’s around the bend for precision agriculture? It’s difficult to predict precisely where precision ag will eventually flow, but without question, the current is phenomenally fast.
(Farm Press) During winter Extension meetings with cotton growers, I called it “breaking the cycle.” 
(AgriPulse) It's hard to look at the global food situation and not feel overwhelmed.
(Cotton Grower) The University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas have confirmed dates for each state’s cotton scout schools. 
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