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August 24, 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
 
Farm Press - Western cotton producers participating in the National Cotton Council's 2016 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program spent a week in Texas visiting farms and cotton-related facilities in both Lubbock in the Southern Plains and Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Coastal Bend. 
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
Farm Press - After six years of trending downward, California cotton growers are slated to harvest more cotton than they did last year, which fell to the lowest level since the Great Depression. 
 
 
Farm Press - As if historic flooding in the south wasn’t enough, a pattern of daily rains has settled over Louisiana and crops are deteriorating. 
 
 
Cotton Grower - Proper management of soil nutrients and fertility is critical for maintaining efficient cotton growth and stable returns year after year. 
 
 
Cotton Grower - As the cotton specialist for the state of Tennessee, I am constantly on the lookout for potential issues that may impact Mid-South cotton production.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
Farm Progress - Committee has no jurisdiction over mergers, but Grassley said constituents are concerned. 
 
 
Agri-Pulse - Recruiting military veterans and youth into farming should be a major goal of the next farm bill, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said today at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to highlight its Hiring our Heroes program. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
Farm Progress - A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 

DTN/The Progressive Farmer - I have always had a fascination with farm machinery, both with the vintage stuff and the more modern lines. This is probably not very surprising considering I have been around these machines for most of my life.

 
 
Bloomberg - Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. never thought they’d have to take on The Incredible Hulk to get a possible merger cleared by EU and U.S. antitrust regulators. 
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
Cotton Grower - Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman are joined by economist Dr. O.A. Cleveland to discuss what growers should do about the recent shifts in the cotton market. 
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Farm Press - What was called the Breimyer Conference will be held Sept. 6-7 in Columbia, Mo. However, it has expanded to cover more economic topics.  
 
 
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