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November 18, 2015

Both the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) have produced multiple educational pieces to assist producers and ginners in meeting the U.S. cotton industry's goal of zero contamination in seed cotton and lint.

The NCC's website contains a number of educational pieces related to contamination and quality preservation at NCGA educational videos are available as DVDs and can be ordered at

(Farm Press) If water is available and if increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrates can mitigate yield losses in dry years, cotton is expected to remain a viable crop for the Texas High Plains even with climate change. 
(Farm Press) For Atwood McIntosh and other South Carolina farmers, 2015 has proven to be one of the most difficult years they have ever faced. 
(Fibre2Fashion) Although many cotton exporters' shipments have been affected thus far in 2015-16 by weak demand from China, the most notable impact has been felt by Australia, according to the latest cotton report released by the US department of agriculture (USDA). 
(Cotton Grower) Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified under the ICA Bremen International Laboratory Certification Scheme. 
(AgFax) U.S. housing starts fell 11% in October. Cash grower cotton sales hit a crop year high for the second straight session on The Seam, rising to 18,401 bales.
(Farm Press) Dow AgroSciences says it expects EPA will “readily and thoroughly” address the concerns that have led to a cancellation notice for Transform and other Sulfoxaflor-containing products extensively used by cotton and grain sorghum producers. 
(AgWeb) Given that situation, farmers should consider bringing in some extra income, such as deferred income from 2013 or 2014.  
(AgWeb) Monsanto Co. is considering whether to make another attempt to acquire Syngenta AG after state-owned China National Chemical Corp. made a bid for the world’s largest pesticide maker. 
(Cotton Grower) The absence of almost anything resembling demand continues to keep cotton prices locked in a near 10-cent trading range. 
(Reuters) Fields along the Mississippi River Delta once gleamed white in the autumn with acre upon acre of cotton ready to be picked. 
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