U.S. Warehouses Not Complying with Mandatory Reporting

Every week, the number of warehouses in each state that fail to report the warehouse’s weekly cotton flow is posted.

Published: March 5, 2007
Updated: December 14, 2018

By close of business each Monday, USDA receives "Bales Made Available for Shipment" (BMAS) reports for the previous week from all warehouses with Cotton Storage Agreements (CSA). The following table shows non-reporting warehouses and the cumulative number of assessed strikes by state/region. The first failure to submit a weekly report results in a telephone call from USDA to the non-reporting warehouse (first strike). A second failure to submit will result in a letter of reprimand (second strike) from USDA. Failure to submit three weekly reports within a 12-month period will result in the removal of a non-reporting warehouse from the Commodity Credit Corporation List of Approved Warehouses (third strike). In order to be reinstated a warehouse operator must submit all missing cotton flow reports and pay a reinstatement fee equal to the annual contract fee.

 

Cumulative Flow Report for Week Ending December 1, 2018*

Warehouses Not Complying
with Mandatory Weekly Reporting Requirement

 
 

STRIKES

 

STATE

1

2

3

TOTAL

AL

3

1

0

4

AR

1

0

0

1

AZ-CA-NM

3

3

0

6

GA-FL

8

4

1

13

LA

2

1

0

3

MO

2

1

2

5

MS

0

0

0

0

NC

6

2

0

8

SC

2

0

0

2

TN

3

0

0

3

TX-OK-KS

5

2

1

8

VA

0

1

0

1

Number of
Warehouses

35

15

4

54

Cumulative
Strikes

35

30

12

77
 

REGION

       

Southeast

19

8

1

28

Mid-South

8

2

2

12

Southwest

5

2

1

8

West

3

3

0

6

Source: USDA-FSA Commodity Operations Division (DACO/COD)

*Over the past week, ZERO approved warehouses earned a strike for failing to comply with mandatory reporting rules and ZERO warehouses had a strike removed. The number of warehouses with CSAs is 333. 16.2% of the warehouses with CSAs failed to submit one or more BMAS reports during the previous twelve months.