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April 15, 2015

Variety selection is perhaps producers' most important as well as most difficult decision of the growing season. Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality but also consider specific traits and crop maturity. Consider planting more than one variety but try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm.

Producers are reminded that they can access valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program at Supported by The Cotton Foundation, ACE relies on researchers and Extension cotton specialists to help develop and assist in the dissemination of this information to decision-makers.

(Farm Press) The bus many in the cotton industry believe they were thrown under in the Agriculture Act of 2014 was not driven by the National Cotton Council, various state or regional cotton organizations or even the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
(My Fox Lubbock) Farmers are now locked in to their risk management programs for the next four years.
(Cotton Grower) University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and has the potential to hurt the state's cotton and blueberry crops.
(Farm Press) Resistance is nothing new; it's been around for decades.
(Farm Press) Due to the widespread use of Admire Pro in-furrow for thrips control, there has been a noticeable and increasing interest in applying starter fertilizers in-furrow as well.
(Cotton Grower) Management of glyphosate resistance in modern cotton production can often be expensive and cumbersome. Yet growers need to remember that even when prices are relatively low, there are no cutting corners when it comes to managing weeds.
(AgriPulse) A House bill to fund the Army Corps of Engineers for the next fiscal year would stop the Obama administration from implementing its revised Clean Water Act rule until the fall of 2016 at the earliest.
(AgriPulse) Will rural areas eventually receive the same type of high-speed Internet access that many of their urban "cousins" enjoy? The answer to the question is still in dispute as service providers and their federal regulators duke it out in the courts over controversial new rules.
(Farm Progress) A group of 4Hers met Tuesday with a House Agriculture Committee subcommittee to present their take on the future of agriculture in the United States.
(AgWeb) The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency has announced that 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance for honeybee, farm-raised fish and livestock losses incurred from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014. 
(Fibre2Fashion) The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) has opposed the government's plan to impose sales tax on cotton in the 2015-16 Budget to mobilise PKR 50 billion in revenue, the Pakistani media has reported.
(Fibre2Fashion) Over 30 Chinese textile mills, many of which create clothing for major high-volume apparel brands and retailers are saving $14.7 million annually by adopting simple efficiency measures in their production processes, according to a new analysis by an American environmental action organisation – Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
(Fibre2Fashion) Mills in Southern India hope to use the facilities provided by the Mangalore Port to import and store raw cotton for consumption by small and medium sized mills.
(AgWeb) The USDA Economic Research Service just released a nice chart showing the total reported taxable farm income and farm losses from 1998 to 2012.
(AgWeb) U.S. farmers so far have received $8.8 billion in indemnity payments for their 2014 crops, according to data released by the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA), which operates and manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
(Farm Press) The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the first set of projects it will be funding to improve water quality in critical watersheds.
(Farm Press) Matt Dicks and Jason Dicks are armed with wry humor and good-natured jabs but the young men are serious about making farming a career.
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