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June 29, 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
 
AgWeb - It wasn’t hard to see the cotton industry felt down in the dumps this past winter.  
 
 
Cotton Grower - Like clockwork, Mid-South cotton growers know that pigweed escapes will begin to pop up in their fields by mid-July. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
Reuters - Cotton imports by Pakistan are expected to remain near record-high levels in the year to July 2017, as erratic weather forces farmers in the world's fourth-biggest producer to trim area under the crop, industry officials said. 
 
 
TRADE
 
AgFax - December climbed to within 33 points of the rally high. U.S. consumer spending increased 0.4% in May. Cash online grower sales resumed on a turnover of 1,079 bales on The Seam. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
AgWeb - It’s easy to convince a person that texting and driving is a bad idea.  
 
 
Farm Progress - Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, posted worse-than-expected fiscal third quarter earnings amid continued pressure from weak global agricultural markets.  
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
Agri-Pulse - The European Commission will extend the authorization of glyphosate for 18 months while the European Chemicals Agency examines its health effects. 
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
Cotton Grower - Around Thanksgiving last year, someone texted me a screenshot of a lengthy screed on Facebook purportedly posted by someone called “Organic Olivia.” 
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Farm Press - "If you start adding taxes and taking away credits that have been developed over a long period of time; if you start taking away exemptions that we depend on to still be profitable, the price of food will go up." 
 
 
Farm Press - Financial issues and stresses in farm country will be discussed in seven meetings across Missouri in July. 
 
 
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