Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to further examine the effectiveness of farm policy in advance of crafting the next farm bill. Members of the committee heard from witnesses who shared the perspectives of the cotton, rice, peanut, canola, and […]
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 […]
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|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 […]
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to approve the Position Limits for Derivatives re-proposal, as well as the Aggregation of Positions final rule. The position limits re-proposal comes in response to comment received from the December 2013 proposal and the June 2016 supplemental proposal.
Chairman Massad provided two reasons for issuing a re-proposal: […]
American farmers could be one of the biggest losers if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, a former chief economist for the Agriculture Department said today.
The United States currently exports about $20 billion to $24 billion worth of agricultural exports to China each year, and that’s expected to “grow even more over […]
Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway sent a letter to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad requesting he not move forward on any controversial regulations during the final months of President Obama’s administration.
In the letter, he asked Massad to refrain from “pushing through controversial regulations,”; adding, “While we may […]
In June, China imported 332,884 bales (72,477 MT) of cotton, a decrease of 7.36 percent month-on-month (m/m), and a decrease of 55.2 percent year-on-year (y/y). The total value of cotton imports in June was USD 123.47 million, a decrease of 3.92 percent m/m and a decrease of 57.70 […]
With deep sadness, we have learned of the passing of David Collins. He worked with Cotton Council International for 25 years and was the founder of the Collins Group International. Any sympathy notes, should be sent to his daughter: Meghan Collins, 12959 Luca Station Way, Woodbridge, VA 22192
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The U.S. was ranked as the second largest cotton supplier to China in February. By the end of February, Chinese cotton imports totaled 151,812 MT, a decline of 52.61 percent y/y. U.S. cotton was ranked as the fourth with a total quantity of 22,073 MT, accounting for 14.54 percent of total imports.
According to […]