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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
LSU AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass. Daniel Stephenson, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, said seed from two fields in Tensas Parish was used to grow the plant to confirm resistance to glyphosate. Read more on the resistance from this AgFax.com story.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
New crop (Dec14 futures) prices seem to have fully recovered from the most recent threat of 76 cents back in early February. Prices have now trended above the 80-cent level for the first time since last October. Read more on the trends from Don Shurley's commentary in this Southeast Farm Press article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
In recent months the cotton industry has quietly attracted a noteworthy amount in foreign investments, and U.S. cotton producers are one of the primary reasons why. Read more on the recent investments from this Cotton Grower article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
For several years, cotton producers from around the globe have kept one eye on China's massive cotton reserve program that has propped up cotton prices and simultaneously threatened to send the market into a free fall. Now some, including Joe Nicosia, executive vice president of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, say the Chinese could finally be on the verge of changing that policy - for better or for worse. Read more on the impact from this Cotton Grower article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
There appears to be an increased interest in cotton, and that leads Tommy Horton to believe that producers are taking a second look at this crop. Read more on potentially more acreage from this Cotton Farming article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
If you're a cotton producer in Mississippi or other parts of the Mid-South, you're feeling cautiously optimistic about the 2014 season. In fact, you might say that there is a sense of expectation about this year's cotton crop. Read more on the optimism from this Cotton Farming article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
As the marketplace continues to demand organic options in purchasing choices, thoughtful discussion regarding organic cotton production continues to circulate in the Western Cotton Belt. Read more on its viability from this Cotton Farming article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make $6 million in grants available this year, and up to $30 million total over the next five years as part of a new initiative to provide solutions to agricultural water challenges. Read more on the funding from this Cotton Farming article.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
What should my burndown strategy be with planting time upon us? In some cases it will be too close to planting to apply dicamba which has been our "go to" glyphosate-resistant horseweed herbicide. Read more burndown options from this UTcrops News blog.

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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Read more on crop progress and conditions from this full report at the link below.

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