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NCC'S COTTON E-NEWS

On 9/3/13 12:07 PM, "Cotton Nelson" <cnelson@cotton.org wrote:

Cotton eNews is produced by the National Cotton Council of America

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September 3, 2013

Policy Education Program

The Policy Education Program (PEP) is now in its 15th year of giving U.S.
cotton producers an opportunity to learn more about the National Cotton
Council¹s (NCC) policy development/implementation process and to receive
intensive communications training.

Important to NCC¹s efforts at keeping members informed on key issues and
for maintaining capable industry spokespersons, the PEP is supported by
Syngenta Crop Protection through a grant to The Cotton Foundation.
Specifically, the PEP enables up to four producers from each major Cotton
Belt region to observe policy formulation at the NCC¹s annual meeting and
travel to Washington, DC, for briefings with key lawmakers and government
officials.

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NCC UPDATE

Navigating The Regulatory Maze
http://www.cottonfarming.com/home/issues/2013-09/Cottons-Agenda.html
(Cotton Farming) The National Cotton Council remains fully engaged in
ever evolving regulations that can challenge producers¹ ability to
compete in the world marketplace.

U.S. COTTON

Managing Late Crop Headaches
http://www.cotton247.com/article/35763/managing-late-crop-headaches?utm_source=SilverpopMailing
&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CG%20eNews%20Sept%203%202013%20(1)&utm_content=

(Cotton Grower) Conditions in the spring were problematic for cotton
producers in seemingly every corner of the Cotton Belt.

SCGA's President Wants Cotton Stability
http://www.cottonfarming.com/home/issues/2013-09/Robert-Royal.html
(Cotton Farming) Can cotton achieve some kind of stability in the next few years?

WASHINGTON UPDATE

Sept. Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates Mostly Unchanged
http://www.agri-pulse.com/Sept.-Commodity-Credit-Corporation-lending-rates-mostly-unchanged-09032013.asp
(AgriPulse) WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity
Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for September
2013. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for September 2013 is 0.125
percent, unchanged from 0.125 percent in August 2013.

TRADE

Negotiations Conclude For Four-Nation Pacific Alliance
http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=151426
(fibre2fashion) The representatives of Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Chile
have concluded trade negotiations for Pacific Alliance, at the Ninth
Ministerial Meeting of the Pacific Alliance, held in Mexico last month.

INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION

Cotton Trading Centre To Come Up In China's Xinjiang
http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=151397
(fibre2fashion) China¹s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which has the
country¹s largest cotton growing area, would get a cotton trading centre,
which is being planned to be set up by local cotton processors.

Cotton Giant Cubbie Station To Build $30m Cotton Gin
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/cotton-giant-cubbie-station-build-30m-cotton-gin/2007333/
(The Chronicle) AUSTRALIA -- COTTON giant Cubbie Station has received
approval to build a $30million cotton gin on the Dirranbandi property.

Zambia¹s Cotton Production Drops
http://www.daily-mail.co.zm/breaking-news/22631
(Daily Mail) ZAMBIA¹S cotton production for 2012/13 marketing season is
anticipated to drop drastically by almost half to about 100,000 metric
tons due to unfavourable weather conditions, agriculture experts indicate.

TEXTILES

Chinese Keen To Relocate Textile Plants For Exports
http://dawn.com/news/1039864/chinese-keen-to-relocate-textile-plants-for-exports
(Dawn) Massive opportunities are about to open up for Pakistan to at
least double its share in the global textile and clothing trade of $800
billion, from slightly above 1.5 per cent to three per cent over the next
two to three years.

Textiles Manufacturer Expands Operations, Adds Jobs In Sanford
http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/08/29/textiles-manufacturer-expands.html
(Triangle Business Journal) SANFORD, NC -- Frontier Spinning Mills, a
yarn manufacturer headquartered in Sanford with two manufacturing
facilities there, has invested $12 million to bolster production capacity
and add jobs.

OF INTEREST

Find Opportunity In Income Averaging
http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/common/link.do?symbolicName=/free/news/template1&
product=/ag/news/topstories&vendorReference=b88006fa-b53c-4980-88e5-e3a4e3a4d33e&paneContentId=70109&paneParentId=70043

(DTN) Normally, I wouldn't touch a technical topic such as farm income
averaging in this column.

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