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April 9, 2014
 
 

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Successfully establishing a stand is the first step toward achieving yield and quality goals. In the end, those goals may be achieved with a poor stand, but every subsequent step will be a challenge with little room for error. Producers are reminded that they can access stand establishment tips and other valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. This NCC initiative at http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm includes such resources as the Cotton Physiology Today newsletters, Integrated Crop Management, "First Forty Days and Fruiting to Finish," Cotton Incorporated's Focus on Cotton and Cotton eXtension.

Supported by the Cotton Foundation, ACE relies on researchers and Extension cotton specialists to help develop and assist in the dissemination of this information to decision-makers. ACE utilizes current technology to allow for more interactive information delivery, including audio and video clips to educate and/or demonstrate techniques or to identify situations of interest.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Farm Press Video) When the University of Tennessee's Scott Stewart first saw an example of reduced control by one of the commercial seed treatments in cotton in 2011, he wrote it off to misapplication or failure to treat all of the seed in one field in west Tennessee.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) States would not be allowed to enact any mandatory affirmative label for genetically modified organisms or ingredients from GMOs in human food under legislation proposed by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., on Wednesday morning.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow holds hearing to discuss renewables' impact on jobs, economic growth.
 
 
(AgriPulse) The Senate Agriculture Committee approved today, by voice vote, three nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including for the chairmanship.
 
 
(AgriPulse) The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) joined 31 other organizations today to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in the U.S. airspace.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The European Union will assist the Zimbabwean cotton industry in developing a cotton-to-clothing strategy that aims at enhancing development and competitiveness of the sector, according to a statement from the Delegation of the EU to Zimbabwe.
 
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The exports of cotton from Egypt declined by 42 percent in the first quarter of the agricultural season 2013-14, according to the data from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Supply-demand estimates due at 11 a.m. CDT. U.S. cotton planting reported 6% complete. Cash grower sales resumed on turnover of 104 bales on The Seam.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Agricultural stakeholders are worried that a bad report card recently issued to the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could hurt farm labor employers.
 
 
(Farm Progress) Ag-focused CPA firm Kennedy and Coe has recommendations for farmers looking to stay ahead of farm bill changes.
 
 
(AgriPulse) Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect agricultural markets in transition, according to CoBank's new quarterly economic report.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
(AgriPulse) I've spent the last 17 years of my life farming in North Dakota and I've loved every minute of it. But it can be a very risky business.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Press) Mississippi Delta Community College's Capps Technology Center will hold Agricultural Production Training on its Moorhead, Miss., campus May 26 to June 6.
 
 
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