Wednesday Cotton eNews

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August 26, 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 www.cotton.org/tech/quality/index.cfm. NCGA educational videos are available as DVDs and can be ordered at www.cotton.org/ncga/request-ncga-media.cfm.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Cotton Grower) Thanks to a rainy planting season, many growers in the Southwest are well behind schedule this year. As agronomists across the state point out, this can disrupt plans for farmers throughout the growing season.
 
 
(Farm Press) Despite a slow, rainy start to the planting season, Arkansas' small cotton crop is looking good, but there are "still a lot of bears out in the woods," said Bill Robertson, Extension cotton agronomist for the University Of Arkansas System Division Of Agriculture.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Progress) When it comes to traditional rule-making procedures, the process EPA took to develop its final rule to regulate waters of the U.S. has been anything but traditional.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Cotton Grower) The Cotton Association of India (CAI) is estimating the Indian cotton crop for the new season (2015-16) beginning this October to be 38 million bales of 170 kilograms each.
 
 
TRADE
 
TEXTILES
 
(Quartz) Cotton is by far the world's most popular natural fiber, and much of it is used for clothing.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) Farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year.
 
 
(AgWeb) Experienced farmers recall the immense destruction wrought by skyrocketing interest rates in the 1980s.
 
 
(AgWeb) Monsanto Co. has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta AG, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table after its earlier approach was rejected, according to people familiar with the matter.
 
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
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