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July 26, 2016
U.S. cotton producers are urged to participate in USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program (CGCS), a one-time initiative that has a sign-up window of June 20-August 5, 2016 -- with no deadline extension. A CGCS fact sheet is on the National Cotton Council's website at www.cotton.org/issues/2016/upload/16cgcsfact.pdf and additional information is on USDA's website at www.fsa.usda.gov/cgcs.
Cotton Grower - Properly timing the application of harvest aids such as boll openers, defoliants and desiccants can be critically important to a successful cotton harvest and to optimizing crop yield and quality. 
Farm Press - Cotton growers in the United States are concerned about native stink bugs that have attacked cotton and other crops for decades. 
Farm Press - The Republican Platform Committee may have thrown agricultural leaders in Congress a curve ball when they adopted language calling for separate bills for farm legislation and food stamps during the party's convention last week. 
Farm Press - The 800-point rise in December cotton futures of recent days is being largely attributed to the movement of commodity funds into the cotton markets.  
Farm Press - Agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate. 
Farm Press - Members of a professional crop consultants’ organization benefit growers’ bottom line — he/she is one input growers don’t want to cut. The Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association (MACA) and its members have served farmers since 1973. 
Farm Progress - CGB Enterprises, the closely held provider of transportation and storage services, agreed to buy Heartland Crop Insurance from Everest Re Group Ltd. to expand its offerings to the agriculture industry. 
Farm Press Blog - Mike McCormick remembers a long-ago hunting trip with his father, deep in timber company pines and oaks in Jefferson County, Miss. 
AgWeb - How should you properly store off-season equipment? What’s the best way to get a tractor unstuck? What are the most handy implements you should buy first? 
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