Wednesday Cotton eNews

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September 30, 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) One of the strongest El Niño climate phases in decades has been building for several months and could make for a tricky fall harvest in Alabama and the lower Southeast. 
(AgWeb) Arkansas officials say they have made their final payment on debt incurred to help fight boll weevils. 
(AgFax) U.S. businesses added jobs at a solid pace of 200,000 in September. Cash business sales slowed to 510 bales on The Seam. 
(Farm Progress) Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are in Atlanta, Ga., this week to discuss and potentially finalize a trade deal between 11 Pacific Rim countries and the U.S. 
(Fibre2Fashion) Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc., a global leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and non-woven fabrics and which is based in the Chicago metro area, says it has just invested in a new, streamlined, state-of-the-art US manufacturing plant to stay in production.  
(Bloomberg) Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV said first-half profit dropped 50 percent because of a “significant” decline in the price of commodities from sugar and coffee to milk and other dairy products. 
(Reuters) As Glencore's stock went into free fall in August in the face of heavy debts and shrinking earnings, its chief Ivan Glasenberg had a defiant message - traders can beat weak commodity prices during market downturns. 
(Farm Press) There may have been a time when farmers had the luxury to wait until after harvest and the winter months set in to start thinking about the next year. Unfortunately, that time has long past. 
(AgWeb) Erratic breathing. Rapid heartbeat. Sweaty palms. These are all symptoms farmers face today because of an important but painful decision to give up farmland in exchange for better financial health. 
(Farm Progress) A new finding may help scientists develop crops with enhanced resistance to nematode pests, according to the University of Missouri. 
(AgWeb) Several boxes must be checked by producers interested in successfully obtaining grant money for projects such as energy efficiency upgrades and value-added agriculture, says Sarah Beth Aubrey, founder, Prosperity Consulting in Monrovia, Ind.  
(AgWeb) As emerging technologies make their way into the agriculture industry, they bring new opportunities and advantages to farmers. Occasionally, they present new hazards as well. 
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