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February 9, 2016
 
Variety selection is perhaps the season’s most important and yet most difficult decision. A poor variety selection decision is not easily overcome.  Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality. Plant more than one variety and consider specific traits and crop maturity after yield and quality. Try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm. The National Cotton Council offers resources to help with that decision at www.cotton.org/tech/physiology/index.cfm
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(Cotton Grower) Shane Stephens was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2016 during the NCC annual meeting held in Dallas, TX on February 5-7. 
 
 
(Cotton Grower) Low cotton prices, ample global stocks and uncertainties about global mill cotton use will make 2016 another challenging year for the U.S. cotton industry. 
 
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Fibre2Fashion) According to the National Cotton Council's 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey, US cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 per cent from 2015. 
 
 
(Farm Press) The U.S. cotton industry will continue to push for cottonseed designated as an “other oilseed;” Cotton Incorporated sees areas of optimism along with serious challenges; and U.S. cotton acreage will increase for 2016. 
 
 
(Farm Press) Cotton farmers will certainly be the big losers, but rural communities will also be hurt by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's statement he doesn't have the legal authority to designate cottonseed as an "other oilseed" for farm program purposes. 
 
 
(Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)  Advocates in the cotton industry have voiced disappointment with an announcement by the agriculture secretary that he lacks authority to designate cottonseed as a commodity. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Business Standard) China's cotton yield decreased 574,000 tonnes in 2015 as the growing area in the world's largest cotton producing nation dropped amid low profitability and new government policies, the state media reported today.  
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Global stock markets sank on world growth concerns. Export and ending stocks estimates expected to highlight U.S. supply-demand report. Cut expected in world crop. Cash online grower sales totaled 483 bales.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) Have you recently made a land lease agreement? Was it fair? Is it time to renegotiate?  
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
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