Monthly Archives: April 2010

ITMF Cotton Contamination Surveys

The ITMF has provided this office with copy of the new “Cotton Contamination Surveys” CD (showing the results of 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.

The complete CD is available as a free download under:

http://www.itmf.org/publications/free/datei8.pdf

Spinning mills participating in the 2009 survey were informed about the free dowload link directly.

USDA FSA News Release

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Makes Case for Stronger Rural America – Vilsack testifies before House Committee on Agriculture on the 2012 Farm Bill

10-0421 – FSA New Release

Shipping Concerns

One of our associate members has provided the attached information regarding announcement last week by the Obama Administration that could have a long range consequence on cargo that falls to piracy acts at sea.

10-0419 – Shipping Concerns

One Wire for payment of Multiple CCR Invoices

From: Rosera, Gene – Washington, DC [mailto:Gene.Rosera@wdc.usda.gov]

Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:47 PM

Subject: One Wire for payment of Multiple CCR Invoices

Shannon Fulghem, FSA staff in KC, advises that CCC can now process multiple CCR redemption invoices based on receipt of a single wire transfer of funds. This will reduce some merchants costs of paying for individual […]

ACSA Letter to WTSA

Attached is correspondence from the American Cotton Shippers Association regarding concerns of recent developments with the shipping industry and the WTSA that are significantly affecting the cotton trade.

10-0416 Letter to WTSA

U.S., Brazil Case Announcement

U.S., Brazil Agree Upon Path Toward Negotiated Solution of Cotton Dispute

Would Avoid Imposition of Countermeasures Against U.S. Exports, U.S. Intellectual Property Rights

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Brazil have agreed upon a path toward a […]