Tuesday Cotton eNews

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March 24, 2015
 

Variety selection is perhaps producers' most important as well as most difficult decision of the growing season. Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality but also consider specific traits and crop maturity. Consider planting more than one variety but try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm.

Producers are reminded that they can access valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program at http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm. Supported by The Cotton Foundation, ACE relies on researchers and Extension cotton specialists to help develop and assist in the dissemination of this information to decision-makers.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(AgFax) Many cotton fields are too big to survey on foot to yield timely information about the health of the crop.
 
 
(Albany Herald) With cotton prices plummeting below 60 cents this winter, selecting a variety to plant this season is a critical decision for Georgia farmers.
 
 
(Farm Press) The question in the headline has been asked in a lot of venues this winter and now the spring.
 
 
(Farm Press) "When you look at all the issues that can influence a pest population, one of the biggest is we have a shrinking amount of acreage of cotton so that target on a cotton field becomes bigger and bigger," says Gus Lorenz, Extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) USDA announced that it will bring $35 million to the table as it teams up with the White House to increase high speed and wired broadband access in under-served and rural areas.
 
 
(AgriPulse) A revised bill aimed at blocking state GMO labeling laws is expected to be introduced in the House this week with a new provision to regulate foods promoted as non-bitoech.
 
 
(Farm Progress) U.S. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., have come together to sponsor a bill that they say would reform the Surface Transportation Board and help prevent future rail service disruptions.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Economic Times) India is trying to counter China's Silk Road Economic Belt strategy with the idea of Cotton Route, to improve diplomatic and economic relations with Indian Ocean Rim countries.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) U.S. consumer prices rose for the first time since October. Manufacturing in China, the world's largest cotton consumer, slowed to the lowest level in nearly a year. Cash grower sales quickened on The Seam.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) Yes, the 2014 farm bill allows for a one-time adjustment to the farm's base acres.
 
 
(Farm Press) Farming and the commodity industry has always been cyclical and thus farmland values have as well.
 
 
(Cotton Grower) Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, a global agricultural solutions provider of weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer, and harvest equipment manufacturers.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Farm Press Blog) "There has never been a better, more exciting, time for young people to choose careers in agriculture than right now," says George Hopper.
 
 
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