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USDA Announces Steps to Address Cotton Storage Shortage in Southern Texas

October 19, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced that cotton warehouse operators located in southern Texas may apply for authorization to store cotton outside in specifically designated areas, effective October 20, 2018 through January 31, 2019.  The warehouse operator must have a Cotton Storage Agreement with the Commodity […]

Senate Ag Committee Hearing

Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing

Overview 

For questions on the note below, please contact Scott Parsons or Daniel Austin at (202) 547-3035.

Today, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing entitled “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade.”

Key Takeaways

  • Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Ag Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), explained that the […]

William H. “Buddy” Allen – ACSA Next President & CEO

WILLIAM H. “BUDDY” ALLEN

As reported earlier this summer ACSA President/CEO, William E. May announced his plans to retire December 31, 2018. The ACSA Board approved the formation of a search committee of ACSA Past Chairmen during the ACSA annual meeting in May of this year […]

2018 COTTON USA Special Trade Mission from Vietnam

The COTTON USA Special Trade Mission from Vietnam will be here from July 22-26, 2018. There are currently 15 textile executives participating in the Tour, along with 5 staff members for a total of 20 people.

The tour will meet with cotton industry members in the following cities:

Monday, July 23rd , Raleigh, NC: Reception and Dinner-Location […]

ACSA PRESIDENT AND CEO TO RETIRE

ACSA PRESIDENT AND CEO TO RETIRE

      ACSA President & CEO William E. May announced his plans to retire at the end of this year 2018, during the trade association’s 94th annual meeting in Austin, Texas. His career spanning 34 years of service has provided ACSA with leadership and dedication to serving the membership in […]

COTTON USA Executive Delegation

Cotton Council International is sponsoring the COTTON USA Executive Delegation to India and Bangladesh.  U.S. exporters and their agents are invited to send, at their own expense, representatives of their firms to the following:

  • Monday, July 9 – COTTON USA Conference Mumbai
  • Wednesday, July 11 – COTTON USA Conference Coimbatore
  • Friday, July 13 – COTTON […]

Farm Bill Fails in House

Today, May 18, 2018, the U.S. House rejected the GOP farm bill by a vote of 198-213.  Thirty Republicans joined all House Democrats in voting against the bill.  House Republican leaders and members of the Freedom Caucus met last night in an attempt to resolve a stand-off over the farm bill and unrelated immigration […]

China Includes Cotton on List to be Potentially Hit with High Tariffs

2018 April 4 –  Attached announcement regarding MOFCOM proposed list to levy retaliatory tariffs on Chinese imports  from the U.S. of agricultural and food products, including COTTON. 

 

 

2018-0404 China Responds to U S Section 301 Trade Action Announcement_4-4-2018

 

 

Union Compress-Cordele, GA Warehouse Fire 2/5/18

Union Compress in Cordele, Georgia, had a fire on 2/5/18, which destroyed 2,295 bales.  Mark Slaight has been assigned the adjuster on behalf of the warehouse’s insurance company.  Click on the link below to see the tag list.

2018 Union Compress -Cordele GA Fire 2-5-2018 -2295 tag list

Please contact him with any claims.

Mark Slaight
Slaight Services, […]

Notice to the Trade-Moody Compress and Warehouse Company-Location Change

Please click on the attached below to view the location change for Moody Compress & Warehouse Company.

2018-0208-Notice to the Trade-Moody Compress