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October 15, 2014
 
Producers, cotton industry firms and agribusinesses are encouraged to attend any of the NCC-scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt – which are aimed at providing NCC members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014. The first meeting will be on November 10 and the last two meetings on December 10.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Farm Press) The U.S. corn and soybean crops continue their record-breaking pace for both production and yield, according to USDA's October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgFax) The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a comment letter to the U.S. EPA recently that states are far more equipped to regulate waters.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The United States Embassy in Ghana helped cotton farmers from Ghana and Togo learn about Genetically Modified (GM) cotton, by taking them on a study tour to GM farms in Burkina Faso, Modern Ghana reported.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly in the red Wednesday after December had fallen below lows of the prior three sessions in overnight dealings.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and their counterparts in Mexico and Canada earlier this month concluded a two-day agricultural trade summit in Chicago as part of the 23rd Annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) Many questions remain about how to treat target spot on cotton, but researchers do know that under the right conditions, it can lead to significant yield losses.
 
 
(Farm Press) Fungicide resistance is a very real concern in field crops in Tennessee and as fungicide resistance continues to be reported, it becomes equally important to be aware of the FRAC code of the fungicide being applied.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Press) Georgia farmer Philip Grimes is the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year.
 
 
(AgWeb) Each year on October 16, advocates come together to raise awareness and encourage action for World Food Day.
 
 
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