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October 22, 2014
 
Producers, cotton industry firms and agribusinesses are encouraged to attend any of the NCC-scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt – which are aimed at providing NCC members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014. The first meeting will be on November 10 and the last two meetings on December 10.
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
(AgFax)The National Cotton Council commended USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.
 
 
U.S.COTTON
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Cotton Grower) USDA has announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.
 
 
(AgriPulse) The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a voluntary program aimed at showing applicators which products should be used to promote drift reduction during pesticide application.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked higher in subdued dealings Wednesday, a day after spot December posted an upside outside-range reversal.
 
 
(Bloomberg) U.S. cotton oil prices need to fall more after tumbling 20 percent in the past four weeks to spark more export demand over soybean oil, according to Oil World.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Three growers use water-management strategies that reduce input costs and provide insurance in years of drought.
 
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Ron Mielke of Harrington, Wash., split his new shop into two spaces to manage equipment workflow.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Farm Progress) New imaging tools are taking plant root research out of the laboratory and into the field, a new study in the October issue of the journal Plant Physiology explains.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Press) This fall the Mississippi Delta Community College/Capps Technology Center is offering a new Agriculture Production Class, a non-credit class for existing farm workers or anyone who would like to work for a farming operation.
 
 
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