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July 16, 2014

ACElogoThe plant can reveal much about its past and its current status by the length of internodes, size of fruit abscission scars, size of fruit in the terminal, and the nodal position of the upper-most white flower from the terminal of the plant.  Collecting nodes above the first position white flower beginning at first flower is helpful to gauge the horsepower of the plant and to establish the date of cutout or the last effective boll population. 

Producers can access crop monitoring tips and other valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. The ACE site at includes such resources as the Cotton Physiology Today newsletters, Integrated Crop Management, "First Forty Days and Fruiting to Finish," Cotton Incorporated's Focus on Cotton and Cotton eXtension.


(The Anniston Star) Alabama voters approved a state constitutional amendment Tuesday that allows Alabama cotton growers to decide whether to require a post-harvest fee to fund the marketing and research of their crop.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle) The industry organization representing Georgia cotton farmers has joined other state agriculture leaders in opposing a new federal water rule.
(AgWeb) Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.
(Albany Herald) With rain being sparse in some areas of Georgia this summer, irrigation is a necessary expense all farmers have to consider. Whether it's with the checkbook method, soil moisture sensors or software programs, cotton farmers have a plethora of options to choose from, says a University of Georgia Extension expert.
(AgriPulse) Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, by a vote of 367-55, even though many Democrats and Republicans admitted the legislation serves as only a short-term fix to the nation's transportation woes.
(Farm Progress) The 2014 Farm Bill may have left the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fairly intact, but several states are already planning to skirt a change in the bill by increasing heating payments to allow residents to claim higher food benefit amounts, the USDA Economic Research Service says in a new report.
(AgriPulse) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would be best served if it uses "do no harm" approach, Commission Scott O'Malia said in a speech to a group of lawyers.
(Fibre2Fashion) The Government of Tajikistan and a Chinese company are considering cooperation in the field of cotton production and its industrial processing.
(Fibre2Fashion) The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has once again upwardly revised the country's cotton production for the ongoing season 2013-14 to 39.5 million bales of 170 kg each, from its last month's estimate of 38.82 million bales, Business Line reports quoting PTI.
(AgFax) Cotton futures jumped to a triple-digit gain in benchmark December on Wednesday amid talk that lower prices have triggered fresh buying from overseas mills and a lot of green showing in outside markets.
(Just-Style) Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.
(AgriPulse) The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is giving the EPA a pat on the back for its proposal to change the rule that governs how it deals with temporary grain storage structures.
(Farm Progress) Nancy Stoner, acting assistant administrator for water with the U.S. EPA, will answer questions and "clarify misconceptions" about the agency's proposed rule governing the definition of waters of the U.S. in a webinar scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.
(Farm Press) Armywormageddon: That's the term Angus Catchot has coined this year for what he says is "by far been the biggest armyworm invasion we've ever seen in the Mid-South."
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