Tuesday Cotton eNews

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May 26, 2015
 

June 1, 2015, is the deadline for producers to file their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service created a website page that offers helpful information, including a five-step process for filing that form.  

The 2014 farm law requires that producers have FSA form AD-1026 on file at their local FSA office in order to be eligible for federal crop insurance premium subsidies for the 2016 reinsurance year, which begins on July 1, 2015.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) With El Nino in place, government forecasters are confident of favorable temperatures and rainfall for major crop areas.
 
 
(Farm Press) Weather and declining prices are putting a dent in the expected total of rice and corn acres planted, said Scott Stiles, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 
 
 
(Farm Press) Mississippi farmers should not take the state’s rich soil for granted, but the question of the best way to treat this valuable resource sparks debate. 
 
 
(Farm Progress) While researchers continue to review the evolution of herbicide resistance, and make recommendations on controlling resistance, real understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been limited. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) The Senate voted 62-37 on Friday evening to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the White House a better chance to reach an agreement in the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House had already left for Memorial Day break and will not return to D.C. until early June. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The total volume of Egyptian cotton exports rose by a whopping 94.3 per cent year-on-year during the second quarter of the 2014-2015 agricultural season, to reach 246,000 metric quintals, a leading Egyptian newspaper reported quoting a statement of the central agency for public mobilization and statistics (CAPMAS). 
 
 
(Fibre2Fashion) Bangladesh may emerge as an unlikely saviour for the Indian cotton sector that has been left reeling in the face of low Chinese imports. 
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) U.S. durable goods orders fell 0.5% last month. China announced cuts on import taxes on clothes and other goods. Trend-following funds reduced net longs by 5,461 lots. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(AgWeb) The Chinese have long been wary of genetically modified organisms, grown from seeds designed to yield plants more resistant to drought, bugs, and other hazards. 
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) The modern agribusiness must be nimble under a barrage of challenges – develop new products, keep atop of crop trends to predict future farmer needs and steer its way through an ever-changing regulatory environment. 
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Progress) National Farm Medicine Center Marshfield Clinic researchers have identified unique characteristics of farmers that can assist providers in caring for this population and also guide development of skin cancer awareness, prevention, and screening initiatives. 
 
 
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