Tuesday Cotton eNews

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August 25, 2015
 

Both the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) have produced multiple educational pieces to assist producers and ginners in meeting the U.S. cotton industry's goal of zero contamination in seed cotton and lint.

The NCC's website contains a number of educational pieces related to contamination and quality preservation at www.cotton.org/tech/quality/index.cfm. NCGA educational videos are available as DVDs and can be ordered at www.cotton.org/ncga/request-ncga-media.cfm.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Progress) Corn's national condition was unchanged at 69% good to excellent in Monday's USDA crop progress report and soybeans stayed at 63%.
 
 
(Farm Press) With much of the Louisiana cotton crop well beyond cutout, insect management decisions should be based on protecting existing harvestable bolls and on insects present in the field.
 
 
(Farm Press) Growing irrigated cotton in the Southwest demands effective system and crop management to conserve water resources and improve profit potential.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) Ben Carson says that, despite reports, he has nothing against red meat. The retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president, who reportedly embraced vegetarianism decades ago, denies that's the case and says he actually enjoys a good meat dish now and then.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) There's more trouble for over 150 farmers in Maharashtra.
 
 
TRADE
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) Farmers face an ever shrinking toolbox in the fight against resistant weeds, but a new option is nearly ready for crop fields – the Enlist weed control system.
 
 
(AgWeb) Between the squeeze of falling commodity prices and flooded-out fields, some farmers are ready to start planning for 2016.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Bloomberg) Cotton's status as one of the only two raw materials with gains this year in the Bloomberg Commodity Index is under threat after the fiber fell on Monday by the most in two years.
 
 
(Farm Press) It's bad enough that farmers have little or no control over production due to weather (pests and diseases we can attempt to control/manage), but farmers also have no control over prices—the price "level."
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Grower) Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss how Georgia farmers are winning the war against nematodes. Plus, get the inside scoop on the status – and promise – of the Enlist Weed Control system for cotton.
 
 
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