Wednesday Cotton eNews

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July 30, 2014

ACElogoThe plant can reveal much about its past and its current status by the length of internodes, size of fruit abscission scars, size of fruit in the terminal, and the nodal position of the upper-most white flower from the terminal of the plant.  Collecting nodes above the first position white flower beginning at first flower is helpful to gauge the horsepower of the plant and to establish the date of cutout or the last effective boll population. 

Producers can access crop monitoring tips and other valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. The ACE site at 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.


(Cotton Grower) Two new webcasts focusing on minimizing sticky cotton through aphid and whitefly management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.
(Farm Progress) The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday updated farmers on the 2014 Farm Bill-authorized Supplemental Coverage Option, available through the federal crop insurance program and set to begin with the 2015 crop year.
(AgriPulse) The head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification, "it will take a sustained focus from Congress and the executive branch to ensure that rural residents have the same access to broadband as their urban and suburban counterparts."
(AgriPulse) The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the "Endangered Species Transparency Act," which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether a species should be listed as endangered.
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked just above unchanged in quiet dealings Wednesday, remaining within the prior-session range.
(Farm Progress) Farm Credit lenders in key commodity producing regions say farm financial performance is expected to decline in the remainder of 2014 as commodity prices turn lower, though changes in the 2014 Farm Bill will likely be neutral for many producers, according to an Agribank poll.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Mark Fincham's family has been farming near Pratt, in south-central Kansas, for almost 130 years.
(Cotton Grower) I heard someone – I think it was the late Professor Randy Pausch – once say, "If there is an elephant in the room, introduce it."
(Farm Press) In a previous column I discussed how adjustments by USDA in projected U.S. cotton acreage abandonment and production have led me to adjust my price outlook, both higher (in May) and lower (in June).  July saw yet another change to USDA's forecasts of cotton supply and demand variables.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Agricultural groups are pushing USDA to reinstate grain inspections at the port of Vancouver, Wash., a month after state inspectors stopped inspecting grain for export at United Grain Corp. because of an ongoing labor dispute.
(Farm Press) Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Texas Plant Protection Association board of directors.
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