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Aug 18-19
American Cotton Producers/ Cotton Foundation Joint Summer Meeting , New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Aug 19
PCCA Board Meeting and Delegate Body Meeting, Lubbock, TX

Aug 20
Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

Aug 24-26
NCC Mid-Year Board Meeting, Charleston Place, Charleston, SC

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USDA June Acreage Report
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated '15-16 US cotton plantings at 9.0 million acres, down 18.5% from '14. Upland planted area is estimated to have decreased 18.4% to 8.85 million acres. Extra-long staple producers planted 148,000 acres, down 22.9%. USDA’s June projection is down 551,000 acres from their initial '15 estimate released in March.

Enrollment Period Opening For ARC, PLC Programs
USDA Secretary Vilsack announced that eligible producers may formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for '14 and '15 from June 17, '15 through Sept. 30, '15. Cotton is no longer a covered commodity under the ARC and PLC programs.

STAX/Farm Bill Workshop/Webinar Information Available
Cotton industry members and agribusiness personnel are encouraged to access information recently presented at the NCC's 25 STAX/Farm Bill workshops as well as information (including audio/video) presented in the NCC's four regional webinars held on Dec. 17-18. Among important elements of The Agricultural Act of 2014 covered in those sessions were an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) and the Supplemental Coverage Option along with regional examples of insurance rates and county yields.

Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions
Following the series of farm bill education meetings, the NCC prepared a list of frequently asked questions on the The Agricultural Act of 2014.

Farm Bill Summary and Overview (click here)
This NCC-prepared document contains the basic preliminaries of The Agricultural Act of 2014 that passed out of the House/Senate Conference. The bill is subject to verification when legislative language is reviewed.

FSA Posts Farm Bill Fact Sheet
USDA's Farm Service Agency has created a fact sheet entitled, "What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?" that includes highlights of The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.