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July 27, 2016
 
U.S. cotton producers are urged to participate in USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program (CGCS), a one-time initiative that has a sign-up window of June 20-August 5, 2016 -- with no deadline extension. A CGCS fact sheet is on the National Cotton Council's website at www.cotton.org/issues/2016/upload/16cgcsfact.pdf and additional information is on USDA's website at www.fsa.usda.gov/cgcs.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
Cotton Grower - Eleven cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will see cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 1 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. 
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
Farm Press - Good spring rains and ample soil moisture has accelerated cotton maturity across wide areas of South Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley where early reports indicate “fields of intense white” are an early indication that yields may be up this year “if the weather holds.” 
 
 
Cotton Grower - Although many cotton fields in the Mid-South are approaching cutout, it’s not yet time to back off on plant bug treatments. 
 
 
Farm Press - Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions. 
 
 
Farm Press - Hot, dry, windy conditions are causing some concern for cotton farmers in the Texas High Plains. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
Farm Press - Rep. Mike Conaway made no bones about it – the cotton part of the 2014 farm bill hasn’t worked and will require an overhaul when he and the House Agriculture Committee begin writing a new farm bill in 2018. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Cotton Grower - Indigo, a Boston-based company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has launched its first commercial product – Indigo Cotton – which helps improve the plant’s water use efficiency. 
 
 
Cotton Grower - DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all proposals necessary to complete the merger of the two companies. 
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
Farm Press - A lot has happened in July, and the market is now at a critical point.  
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Farm Press - Environmental and anti-pesticide activists have made honey bee deaths “the poster child” of their ongoing crusade against ag chemicals, particularly neonicotinoids, says Jeff Harris. 
 
 
AgWeb - Bob Griffin was rolling down Highway 49’s carpet of farmland when he saw the damage. 
 
 
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