Wednesday Cotton eNews

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July 29, 2015
 

Herbicide resistance continues as a major threat to efficient cotton production, particularly in the Mid-South and Southeast. The National Cotton Council encourages its producer members to make managing that threat a major priority throughout the year.

A page on the NCC's website at www.cotton.org/tech/pest/weed-resistance.cfm contains links to information that can help producers make informed decisions and identify resistance management strategies most appropriate for their operations.  



 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) FLOYDADA — Rain. Who needs it? 
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(The Monitor) HARLINGEN — The official certified first bale of cotton in the United States was delivered to Mark Abbott of the Harlingen Gin Company by brothers Saul, Arturo and Jose P. Ortega Jr. of Platon Farms Inc. on July 16 at 5:25 p.m. 
 
 
(RFD-TV) Louisiana State University's Ag Center hosted a recent field day to discuss the impact storms will have on corn and cotton harvest in 2015. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Press) Mid-South farmers and their accountants will be relieved to know that the Senate Finance Committee has introduced a tax bill that would extend the Section 179 small-business expensing and bonus depreciation through 2016. 
 
 
(AgriPulse) A House Ways and Means subcommittee met Tuesday to discuss two Medicare payment requirements that the panel's Republicans called “bureaucratic red tape” for rural hospitals. 
 
 
(AgriPulse) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the first round of investments in rural infrastructure projects through the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, which was created just over a year ago. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
TEXTILES
 
(Apparel) World exports of denim fabric with a cotton content of less than 85 percent trebled over the five years to 2014, according to a report in the latest issue of Global Apparel Markets from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. 
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Progress) Farm Credit has announced a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing the future of rural communities and agriculture for the better. Nominations for the "Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives" search will be accepted until December 18. 
 
 
(AgWeb) DuPont Co. cut its full-year profit forecast more than analysts expected amid lower crop prices that is causing farmers to spend less on its pesticides and seeds. 
 
 
(AgWeb) As demand for farm equipment softens worldwide, machinery manufacturer AGCO continues to deal with falling sales. 
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(TechAlabama) It is a crop found in many Alabama farms, and now a HudsonAlpha faculty investigator will help sequence the Upland cotton genome. 
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(AgriPulse) COOL is a program that has had no benefit to U.S. beef producers or consumers and it violates our trade agreements. 
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Sowega Live) Georgia cotton farmers can benefit from using rye as a cover crop, according to scientists on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. 
 
 
(Farm Progress) EPA on Monday closed its public comment period on proposed Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations for 2014-2016. 
 
 
(AgWeb) In 2016, Top Producer will present its 15th Top Producer of the Year Award and fifth Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award. 
 
 
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