Wednesday Cotton eNews

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March 25, 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 http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm. 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.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) Senate Agriculture Committee members know that the proposed waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule will change - EPA chief Gina McCarthy has said so - but what they don't know is if those changes will help or hurt U.S. farmers and ranchers.
 
 
(AgriPulse) The House Agriculture Committee is considering reauthorization of the agency that oversees swaps and futures market.
 
 
(Farm Progress) In a Senate subcommittee hearing on benefits and risks of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, Farm Bureau member Jeff VanderWerff testified that farmers and ranchers are on the leading edge in exploring uses for the technology.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engaged rules.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Logistics remain a key concern of any mandatory GMO labeling bill, several panelists at a House Ag Committee hearing on biotechnology agreed on Tuesday.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Cotton Grower) Registration is now open for the International Cotton Association's (ICA) "Managing Risk" training course on October 28-29, in conjunction with the ICA Annual Trade Event.
 
 
(Fibre2Fashion) "All India kappas (raw cotton) arrivals have touched approximately 3 crore bales and CCI cotton procurement has crossed approximately 80 lakhs bales till now," informs the fortnightly report of Indian Cotton Federation.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Report on end-of-season ginning to be released later in the session. Durable-goods fell 1.4% last month. Cash grower sales slowed on The Seam.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) It seems like quite a few farmers in Tennessee who probably would have farmed a few more years if commodity prices had remained high, have had or are having farm sales.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Grower) Pollinator health entered the public consciousness sometime around 2006, spurred on by concern over a then new phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The scientific community leapt into action to try and discover the cause of the malady.
 
 
(AgWeb) As an increasingly robust sector of the agriculture industry, precision ag has filled many nooks and crannies of the industry, from planting to variable-rate input applications, to precision steering, precision irrigation and much, much more.
 
 
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