U.S. Warehouses Not Complying with Mandatory Reporting

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Published: July 29, 2004
 
Updated: September 12, 2014
 

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 September 5, 2014*

Warehouses Not Complying
with Mandatory Weekly Reporting Requirement

STRIKES

STATE

1

2

3

TOTAL

AL

1

1

0

2

AR

4

1

3

8

AZ-CA-NM

0

0

0

0

GA-FL

8

4

2

14

LA

2

0

0

2

MO

3

2

0

5

MS

2

0

0

2

NC

5

2

0

7

SC

6

1

1

8

TN

1

0

0

1

TX-OK-KS

7

3

0

10

VA

1

2

0

3

Number of
Warehouses

40

16

6

62

Cumulative
Strikes

40

32

18

90

REGION

Southeast

21

10

3

34

Mid-South

12

3

3

18

Southwest

7

3

0

10

West

0

0

0

0

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

*During the previous reporting week, TWO of the approved warehouses earned a strike for failing to comply with mandatory reporting rules and ONE strike was removed. Through the end of August, 17% of the warehouses with CSAs had failed to submit at least one BMAS report during the previous twelve months.

In the "I Want To..." section at FSA Commodity Operations (Cotton Storage Agreement) is a link to a list of Removed/Suspended/Reinstated Warehouses. That section of the page will contain the names of warehouses that are in violation of their CSA, including those warehouses which have been removed for not reporting.