Tuesday Cotton eNews

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June 30, 2015
Herbicide resistance continues as a major threat to efficient cotton production, particularly in the Mid-South and Southeast. The National Cotton Council encourages its producer members to make managing that threat a major priority throughout the year.

A page on the NCC's website at www.cotton.org/tech/pest/weed-resistance.cfm contains links to information that can help producers make informed decisions and identify resistance management strategies most appropriate for their operations.

(Farm Progress) Corn and soybean condition ratings slipped this past week as abundant rain again soaked fields, with Indiana for the second straight week reporting significant declines in crop conditions. 
(Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) Want to keep bugs out of your cotton? Save your weeds. 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers maintain the complex, detailed waters of the U.S. rule will make it easier to define which waters come under their jurisdiction for discharge or earth-moving permits. 
(AgriPulse) A coalition of Western counties and organizations, including the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), filed formal protests Monday against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Geologic Survey for using what the groups call “faulty information” in the development of greater sage-grouse conservation management plans. 
(Farm Press) The labeling of GMO food products was the topic of a June 18 House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health. Spurred by the recent passage of a Vermont law mandating such labels by July 2016, lawmakers and witnesses discussed a bipartisan bill (H.R. 1599) that would provide a single framework for such labels nationwide. 
(Fibre2Fashion) Egyptian cotton was once the gold standard for the world’s finest linens and clothing and its supple fibre is still prized for its softness and durability. But in Egypt, farmers are abandoning the crop that had become as legendary as the Pyramids. 
(Reuters) China, the world's top cotton consumer, will auction an initial volume of 1 million tonnes of cotton from state reserves during July and August, said the country's top economic planner on Tuesday. 
(Fibre2Fashion) President Barack Obama has signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 and Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). 
(Farm Press) Farmers know the more customers they have looking to buy their crops — whether it be cotton, corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, peanuts or pecans — the better chance they have of receiving a higher price for it. 
(AgWeb) Investors are piling into agricultural funds just as Societe Generale SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predict ample supplies will end June’s surprise rally in prices. 
(Cotton Grower) Round and round and round she goes… Where she stop no one knows. The circus crier could have found employment in the cotton market at week’s end as the market, after being so very dull for two weeks, woke Friday to fireworks and 100-200 point advances were the order of the day. 
(Farm Progress) Empty fields caused by wet weather and flooding could be improved by planting cover crops in them, according to a new article by Purdue agronomist Eileen Kladivko and Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 
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