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November 26, 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
 
(Cotton Grower) December 15 is the last day for discounted registration for the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, to be held January 5-7 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio.
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Farm Press) From a single cotton field in central Georgia in 2004, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth has spread from the Southeast to the Mid-South to the Southwest and now into several Midwestern states – all in the space of less than 10 years.
 
 
(Ag Alert) As harvest of California cotton fields comes to a close, farmers and cotton experts say a lack of surface water and the low water table has resulted in fewer acres planted and a smaller crop this season.
 
 
(Bloomberg) The slump in cotton prices to a five-year low this week will prompt farmers worldwide to reduce planting, the International Cotton Advisory Committee said.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House would "strongly oppose" a tax package for corporations, but not specific tax breaks for businesses.
 
 
(Farm Progress) In its latest quarterly update on farm sector profitability, USDA said Tuesday that net farm income for 2014 is likely to be the lowest since 2010, yet will remain above the previous 10-year average.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Reuters) Cotton supplies from the new crop in India, the world's second-largest producer of the fibre, have fallen 19 percent so far in the current season that began on October 1, said B. K. Mishra, managing director of the state-run Cotton Corporation of India.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures traded slightly higher in quiet dealings Wednesday on this Thanksgiving eve when many traders frequently already have left for the holiday.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Reuters) Deere & Co (DE.N) said it expected equipment sales to fall further as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other machinery.
 
 
(Farm Press) "Farming by the seed" – it's a concept cotton producers should seriously consider as costs continue to soar.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Farm Progress) With all of the results of Oregon's Nov. 4 elections in as of 5 p.m. Monday night, Oregon's Secretary of State Kate Brown says the slim margin on the state's GMO labeling measure 92 indicates it could be up for recount, but her office must certify the results first.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(AgWeb) Ontario plans to reduce the use of an insecticide that has been linked to bee deaths, making it the first jurisdiction in North America to do so.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Reliance on trucks and inadequate ocean ports haunts Brazil's export reputation.
 
 
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