Tuesday Cotton eNews

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January 27, 2015

Variety selection is perhaps producers' most important as well as most difficult decision of the growing season. Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality but also consider specific traits and crop maturity. Consider planting more than one variety but try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm.

Producers are reminded that they can access valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program at http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm. Supported by The Cotton Foundation, ACE relies on researchers and Extension cotton specialists to help develop and assist in the dissemination of this information to decision-makers.

(Farm Press) This is meeting season, which means it is the time of the year when lots of cotton market outlook presentations are made.
(Farm Press) Marshall Grant, North Carolina farmer and the man who lead the way in eradicating the boll weevil, received the inaugural "White Gold Award" at the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Conference, held January 14-16 in Durham, N.C.
(Farm Progress) As U.S. trade officials enter into more talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership this week, ag groups are telling Congress that the trade deal will have difficulty moving forward without the passage of Trade Promotion Authority.
(AgriPulse) USDA is offering up to $20 million in grant funding through the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program for carbon credit project proposals.
(Fibre2Fashion) The ICA or the International Cotton Association, a leading international cotton trade association and arbitral body, will organise its next international trade event and banquet at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco (US), on October 30-31, 2015.
(Economic Times) India on Tuesday kicked off a sale of government cotton stockpiles, putting a first tranche of 5,100 bales up for auction.
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly higher Tuesday, having rebounded strongly the previous session from more than a five-year low close at the end of last week.
(Farm Press) The Mid-South Extension entomologists who work in cotton, corn and soybeans have been conducting extensive tests to determine how long neonicotinoid seed treatments persist in those crops.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard sell in high-risk regions it was supposed to help.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Crop-protection chemicals represent a relatively small portion of operating costs, so the 2% increase USDA forecasts for 2015 won't break the bank.
(AgWeb) Here's a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their fam­i­lies and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time.
(Farm Press) Richard Boyd "Dick" Bransford, long-time Arkansas farmer, ginner, and cotton industry leader, died Jan. 15 following an injury at his home in Lonoke.
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