U.S. Warehouses Not Complying with Mandatory Reporting

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Published: September 10, 2001
 
Updated: August 24, 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 August 21, 2015*

Warehouses Not Complying
with Mandatory Weekly Reporting Requirement

STRIKES

STATE

1

2

3

TOTAL

AL

3

0

0

3

AR

5

1

1

7

AZ-CA-NM

1

0

0

1

GA-FL

9

4

0

16

LA

2

1

0

3

MO

2

0

0

2

MS

1

1

0

2

NC

10

3

0

13

SC

2

0

1

3

TN

4

0

0

4

TX-OK-KS

4

5

0

9

VA

0

1

0

1

Number of
Warehouses

43

16

2

61

Cumulative
Strikes

43

32

6

81

REGION

Southeast

24

8

1

33

Mid-South

14

3

1

18

Southwest

4

5

0

9

West

1

0

0

1

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

*ONE approved warehouses earned strikes for failing to comply with mandatory reporting rules and NO warehouses had strikes removed. Through the end of July, there were 346 warehouses with CSAs. 56 (16.2%) 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.