Wednesday Cotton eNews

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July 22, 2015
 

Herbicide resistance continues as a major threat to efficient cotton production, particularly in the Mid-South and Southeast. The National Cotton Council encourages its producer members to make managing that threat a major priority throughout the year.

A page on the NCC's website at www.cotton.org/tech/pest/weed-resistance.cfm contains links to information that can help producers make informed decisions and identify resistance management strategies most appropriate for their operations.  



 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(Cotton Grower) Ten Mid-South cotton producers will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in Texas the week of July 26 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. 
 
 
(Farm Press) Thirteen growers from the southeastern region of the United States (Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia) toured California farming operations as part of the National Cotton Council's annual Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. 
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Fibre2Fashion) According to the latest USDA report, the 2015 US cotton crop is projected at 14.5 million bales, unchanged since May and 11 per cent below the 2014 crop. 
 
 
(Farm Press) Louisiana’s corn, cotton and soybean crops still have the potential to be above average this year, but because of the weather, don’t expect any record yields, LSU AgCenter experts said at the July 9 Dean Lee Research and Extension Center field day. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a number of expired tax provisions for two years with a 23-3 vote. 
 
 
(AgriPulse) “I'm not opposed to fast track authority for presidents, Republican or Democrat. I'm opposed to fast track authority for this president,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said today. 
 
 
(AgriPulse) The Senate Finance Committee advanced a two-year extension of a higher Section 179 expensing allowance and tax incentives for wind power and biofuels. 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(The Land) The emerging southern cotton region of Australia has made a splash with Southern Cotton's win at the 2015 Telstra NSW Business Awards.
 
 
TRADE
 
TEXTILES
 
(Business Standard) Cotton fabric exports are likely to rise at least 10% this year because of inclusion of the fabric in the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). 
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Progress) Average retail fertilizer prices barely budged the second week of July 2015 compared to a month earlier, but some industry experts believe N prices could begin to drop somewhat in the near term. 
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Reuters) Finding a commodity still in positive territory this year is hard enough, but finding one that also appears to be defying bearish fundamentals would seem nigh impossible. Enter cotton. 
 
 
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