Tuesday Cotton eNews

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February 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
 
(Farm Press) China's huge cotton reserves continue to hang over the world fiber market like the sword of Damocles, threatening to strike down any trader who dares to try to bid up prices out of their current low levels.
 
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Press) The National Cotton Council is reminding producers that a sales closing date is rapidly approaching for those wanting to sign up for the Stacked Income Protection Plan for Upland Cotton (STAX) and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO).
 
 
(AgWeb) As farmers in the South are already for planting season to begin, farmers in the Midwest are looking ahead, trying to see if they'll get to plant on time this year. 
 
 
(Farm Progress) Longer, drier droughts may be ahead for the Southwest and Central Plains if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to study released this month that included NASA-sponsored projections.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) In talking to farmers, mechanics and other experts, DTN/The Progressive Farmer gathered some of the key points to check on maintenance procedures as you get the planter ready to go.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today called on county government officials from across the country to support President Obama's request for trade promotion authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Nearly 400 groups have signed a letter telling Congressional budget leaders hands off the farm bill.
 
 
(Farm Progress) USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden last week said the agency is planning to create a new network for women in agriculture to connect with others in the industry.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Testimony awaited on Fed rate outlook. Cash grower sales slowed to 1,581 bales on The Seam.
 
 
(AgWeb) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tapped a veteran of regional trade talks as his new agriculture minister as Japan seeks to wrap up an agreement this year that will require wringing concessions from the country's powerful farm lobby.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Farm Press) The answers to the opening question are a) unknown, b) likely mixed, and c) good enough for you to still worry about. Of those answers, the first one is certain.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Cotton Grower) Cheminova Inc. has announced a new herbicide active ingredient – pethoxamid – to help growers manage herbicide-resistant weeds including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and other important broadleaf and annual grass weeds.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) After months of negotiations and threats of an economically disastrous shutdown, the news of a "tentative agreement" in the West Coast port dispute came as a relief to many in the agriculture industry.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Farm Press Blog) Thousands of farmers and their families, Extension and university folks, members of the agribusiness community and the just plain curious will descend on the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis this weekend for the 63rd annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
 
 
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