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January 28, 2015

Variety selection is perhaps producers' most important as well as most difficult decision of the growing season. Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality but also consider specific traits and crop maturity. Consider planting more than one variety but try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm.

Producers are reminded that they can access valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program at Supported by The Cotton Foundation, ACE relies on researchers and Extension cotton specialists to help develop and assist in the dissemination of this information to decision-makers.

(Farm Press) Now that we have the final yields for 2014 and a somewhat guess on average market prices, how did producers in Tennessee do in 2014?
(Japan Times) The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers Tuesday that the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership could be wrapped up within months as he urged Congress to back the administration's trade agenda.
(AgriPulse) Protesters interrupted a Senate Finance Committee hearing today to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and efforts to pass Trade Promotion Authority through Congress.
(AgWeb) A day after a two-foot-wide drone flew onto the White House grounds, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of creating rules to ensure such recreational devices are operated safely and don't violate people's privacy.
(Fibre2Fashion) The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has begun liquidating its stock with an initial offer of 5,100 cotton bales of 170 kg each in Telangana.
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly lower Wednesday as traders focused a wary eye on the U.S. dollar amid speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the day.
(AgWeb) Moving into a year with lower commodity prices, there is peace knowing that lender health is strong across the Midwest, according to Peter Martin, consultant with K Coe Isom and presenter at the 2015 Top Producer Seminar.
(Cotton Grower) Following USDA deregulation of the Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton technology, Deltapine has announced plans to offer five new B2XF varieties for the 2015 season.
(Bloomberg) Farmers planted genetically modified crops on 3.6 percent more land last year as gains in the U.S. and Brazil more than made up for declines in three of the top 10 nations using the technology.
(WALB) The Georgia Cotton Commission is having its 8th Annual meeting today at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
(KTXS) Did you know that there is a unique place in Abilene that determines whether the cotton becomes bed sheets, clothing or other types of products?
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