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October 1, 2014
 
Producers are reminded that  Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) sign-up is underway at county FSA offices. The application deadline is Oct. 7, '14.The CTAP payment rate equals 5.4 cents/lb times the direct payment yield times the '13 upland cotton base on a farm. The payment is subject to a 7.2% sequestration rate if applied for prior to Oct. 1 and 7.3% sequestration rate on or after Oct. 1. If there has been a change in the producer shares of the upland cotton base in '14, a succession of interest application must be filed. The CTAP payment is subject to a separate $40,000 payment limit per person or legal entity. More CTAP details and ARC/PLC general provisions are in a Federal Register notice at http://www.cotton.org/issues/2014/upload/14finalregpublic.pdf.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(NCC) The National Cotton Council appreciates the U.S. government's successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding retaliation.
 
 
(Cotton Farming) For 25 years now, more than 50,000 product lines and 3 billion products have proudly carried the name COTTON USA – a worldwide registered trademark signifying quality products manufactured with high U.S. cotton content.
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(AgWeb) Those who have been waiting for El Niño will have to wait a little longer.
 
 
(Farm Press) Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass and glyphosate-resistant goosegrass became notably more prevalent in Tennessee in 2014.
 
 
(Cotton Farming) For anyone unfamiliar with cotton production in Mississippi, two primary regions exist – one in the Delta and another in the Hills. They are distinctly different and require special approaches for growing the crop.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(USTR) Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO). 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures eked out small gains Wednesday, loitering within tight trading ranges in relatively subdued dealings.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgFax) Cotton prices need to fall even more to clear out excess supplies, according to Joe Nicosia of Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV, the largest raw-cotton trader.
 
 
(Farm Progress) The USDA on Tuesday released new data on farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives, finding that in 2013, sales increased by 4% over 2012 and jobs increased by 5%.
 
 
(Farm Press) Many of the original precision agriculture technologies are approaching maturity, so the time is right for farmers to use the advancements to better apply and use water on the farm.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(AgriPulse) The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filed comments with the European Commission challenging what it calls unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel exports to Europe since July 2009.
 
 
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