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9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Regulatory issues continue to be a focus for cotton industry leaders. Many were discussed by Reece Langley, National Cotton Council vice president, Washington Operations, at the mid-August ACP-Cotton Foundation joint meeting in New Orleans. Read more on what was on the list from this Delta Farm Press article.

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9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
As required in the farm bill, the USDA is continuing efforts to craft a rule regarding those "actively engaged" in a farming operation. This is important because without such a designation the producer isn't eligible for farm programs. Read more on the term as well as trade issues for cotton from this Delta Farm Press article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Many people on the High Plains are finding what looks like sugarcane aphids on corn and to a lesser extent cotton, and the question we are receiving is whether the aphid will get on these crops and, if so, will it become a problem. Read the answers to these questions from this FOCUS on Entomology article.

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8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are forecasting unusually dense insect and pest populations in crops across the state this year, due primarily to widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and subsequently late-season planting. Read more on the pests appearing from this full news release.

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8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion, down about 21 percent from 2014 levels. Read more on farm profitability from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
The capability of crops to recover from stress of any kind depends greatly upon their condition prior to the arrival of that stress. All of the factors that influence plant growth play a role in this along with a strong influence from the genetic background of the crop species and variety. Read more on capability of crops to recover from drought injury from this AgFax article.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
While prices have declined for grains, they are not that far off from when the crop was planted. Grains and soybean prices for harvest delivery have dropped 2 percent to 5 percent since mid-May. Read more on pricing and yield expectations from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
The 2015 cotton crop will soon be winding down and it's nearly time to be thinking about preparing this crop for harvest. Defoliation and harvest aid decisions can often be difficult as many factors influence product selection and rates. This North Carolina Cotton article contains some considerations that should help growers with these decisions.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
As of last week, we found bollworm eggs in cotton fields in numbers high enough to indicate that fields may need to be treated. The bollworm (= corn earworm) moth flight from corn is light and spotty, but it does not take many moths to cause concern in cotton. Read more on possible bollworm treatments from this Virginia Ag Pest & Crop Advisory article.

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8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Texas planted cotton acreage could decline by more than 1 million acres from the 2014 crop but that drop doesn't necessarily translate into as big a cut in production as the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Read more on the outlook from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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