Advocacy

ACSA is vigilant in promoting sanctity of contract, both domestically and overseas.  Leadership of ACSA members plays an important role in formulating farm programs and cooperating with government agencies in the administration of such programs.  Through ACSA, our members strive to minimize contract disputes, both domestically and abroad, by working closely with national and international governments and their cotton trade organizations.

Current Issues

Upland Cotton Announcement

2017 Jul 7:  The Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation announced the adjusted world price (AWP) for Strict Low Middling (SLM) 1-1/16 inch (leaf grade 4, micronaire 3.5-3.6 and 4.3-4.9, strength 26.0-28.9 grams per tex, length uniformity of 80.0-81.9 percent) upland cotton (base quality), adjusted to U.S. quality and location, the fine count adjustment (FCA), [...]

Cost to Market Adjustment Announcement

Please click on the link below to read the letter. 2017-0705 FSA Response to industry letter on transportation costs (July 5 2017) final

NCC News Release regarding Cottonseed Policy

The National Cotton Council has issued a press release regarding the exclusion of Cottonseed Policy from the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill.  Please click on the link below to read the news release. 2017-0504 NCC News Release-Cottonseed Policy

2017 USDA Update Presented at ACSA MWB Meeting January 19, 2017

Topics Include: Quality of 2016/17 Crop, Futures Update, Foreign Growth (World Cotton Contract), Fees, and Innovations Update

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief for Aggregation Notice Filings for Position Limits

Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) issued time-limited no-action relief for aggregation notice filings for position limits. Specifically, any person or entity that is eligible to rely on an exemption from aggregation under Regulation 150.4(b) will not need to comply with the notice filing requirements until August 14, 2017. Without the relief, [...]

Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Haley Graves January 11, 2017  (202) 225-2171   Chairman Conaway Announces New and Returning Agriculture Committee Republican Members     House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the House Steering Committee’s recommendation of six new members to serve on the Agriculture Committee. [...]