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June 21, 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.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
Cotton Grower - Tommy Hanka of Edinburg, TX delivered the first bale of cotton harvested in the U.S. this season on June 16. 
 
 
Cotton Grower - Just a friendly reminder that registration for the USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program is now underway at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. 
 
 
Abilene Reporter-News - Warm days with plenty of sunshine this week brought the remaining farmers, who experienced rain delay, out to plant cotton across the Concho Valley and Big Country in time to make deadline. 
 
 
AgWeb -  People might not know it from the lush fields and full lakes in most of South Carolina, but drought is creeping into the northwest corner of the state. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
AgFax - Dollar index futures rallied from below prior-day low and crude oil fell. U.S. cotton 95% planted and conditions improved slightly. Cash grower sales dwindled to 21 bales. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
COMMENTARY
 
Farm Press - Cotton marketing decisions are not an ‘absolute’ right or wrong, or good or bad.  You can only weigh the advantages and disadvantages, and then make the best informed decision possible at the time. But one thing is certain: A repeat of 2015 doesn’t excite anyone. 
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Cotton Grower - Cotton Grower editors Jim Steadman and Beck Barnes discuss the much anticipated arrival of the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program. Members of the NCC’s Emerging Leaders program drop in to share their thoughts on the industry. 
 
 
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