U.S. Warehouses Not Complying with Mandatory Reporting

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Published: October 9, 2002
 
Updated: July 13, 2015
 

By close of business each Monday, USDA receives "Bales Made Available for Shipment" (BMAS) reports for the previous week from all warehouses with Cotton Storage Agreements (CSA). The following table shows non-reporting warehouses and the cumulative number of assessed strikes by state/region. The first failure to submit a weekly report results in a telephone call from USDA to the non-reporting warehouse (first strike). A second failure to submit will result in a letter of reprimand (second strike) from USDA. Failure to submit three weekly reports within a 12-month period will result in the removal of a non-reporting warehouse from the Commodity Credit Corporation List of Approved Warehouses (third strike). In order to be reinstated a warehouse operator must submit all missing cotton flow reports and pay a reinstatement fee equal to the annual contract fee.

Cumulative Flow Report for Week Ending July 10, 2015*

Warehouses Not Complying
with Mandatory Weekly Reporting Requirement

STRIKES

STATE

1

2

3

TOTAL

AL

3

0

0

3

AR

4

1

1

6

AZ-CA-NM

1

0

0

1

GA-FL

8

3

1

12

LA

2

0

0

2

MO

2

1

0

3

MS

1

1

0

2

NC

8

3

0

11

SC

1

0

1

2

TN

4

0

0

4

TX-OK-KS

5

4

1

10

VA

0

1

0

1

Number of
Warehouses

39

14

4

57

Cumulative
Strikes

39

28

12

79

REGION

Southeast

20

7

2

29

Mid-South

13

3

1

17

Southwest

5

4

1

10

West

1

0

0

1

Source: USDA-FSA Commodity Operations Division (DACO/COD)

*SIX approved warehouses earned strikes for failing to comply with mandatory reporting rules and NO warehouses had strikes removed. Through the end of June, there were 348 warehouses with CSAs. 58 (16.6%) of those warehouses failed to submit one or more BMAS reports during the previous twelve months.

Due to updates to the FSA Commodity Operations (Cotton Storage Agreement)web page, the link for the list of Removed/ Suspended/ Reinstated Warehouses (the list) is not active. The list contained the names of warehouses that were in violation of their CSA and included those warehouses which have been removed for failing to submit three or more weekly warehouse reports. Updated lists will be available when the linked report is reinstated.