Wednesday Cotton eNews

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December 17, 2014
 

For those unable to attend any of the 25 National Cotton Council STAX/Farm Bill Workshops, the NCC is hosting four information webinars that will include regional examples of insurance rates, county yields and information regarding farm programs. To participate, call the conference number (800-377-8846) and enter the participant code (55634947#) on your phone in order to receive the webinar audio. To view the webinar slides, login to your computer at https://cotton.adobeconnect.com/stax/. Once at the web address, the default option is to enter as a guest. Type your name into the box and select the button "Enter Room."

The two Wednesday, Dec. 17, webinars are 9-11 am CST (10 am-noon EST) for the Southeast region and from 2-4 pm CST for the Mid-South region. The two Thursday, Dec. 18, webinars are from 9-11 am (CST) for the Southwest region and from noon-2 pm MST (11 am-1 pm PST) for the Western region. If you have any questions, contact the NCC at 901-274-9030.

 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) The Senate Tuesday evening by a 76-16 vote approved a tax extenders package restoring a range of tax incentives for 2014.
 
 
(AgriPulse) Despite stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, EPA is moving ahead with plans to finalize its proposed Clean Water Act rule by this spring, Administrator Gina McCarthy said today.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) Cotton production in China has declined by 2.2 per cent year-on-year to 6.161 million tons in 2014, according to a Government survey of the country's 31 autonomous regions and municipalities on cotton acreage, yield per unit area and total output, National Bureau of Statistics said.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures hovered quietly around little changed Wednesday as traders kept a wary eye on outside markets.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgFax) The 2014 Farm Bill gives landowners a choice between two alternatives for determining the allocation of base acres across program crops.
 
 
(Farm Press) If it can get the federal government to give final approval to its new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton, Monsanto's Deltapine unit plans to offer five new cotton varieties containing the traits for the 2015 season.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Ag Professional) Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Grower) The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online from the University of Tennessee Extension Service.
 
 
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