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Apr 30-2
American Cotton Shippers Assoc. Annual Meeting, Ritz Carlton, Miami Beach, FL

May 2-5
National Cottonseed Products Assoc. Annual Meeting, Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, FL

May 15
CALCOT Board of Directors Meeting, Bakersfield, CA

May 21
Plains Cotton Cooperative Assn. Board of Directors and Delegate Body Meeting, Lubbock, TX

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USDA Announces ’14 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials (See Corrections Made on April 16)
USDA's Farm Service Agency announced on April 15 the '14-crop loan rate differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, for upland and extra-long staple cotton. On April 16, USDA re-released page 3 of the upland cotton tables, which includes corrected numbers for extraneous matter, strength, length uniformity and micronaire.

USDA Prospective Plantings
USDA’s March '14 Prospective Plantings Report indicates US producers intend to plant 11.1 million acres of cotton in '14/15, 6.7% more than the previous year.

USDA Prepares to Accept MAL and LDP Requests; Sets '14 MAL Loan Rates
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting requests for marketing assistance loans (MALs) and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) for eligible '14 commodities. Notice of the authorization is published in today’s Federal Register.

Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions
Following the series of farm bill education meetings, the NCC prepared a list of frequently asked questions on the The Agricultural Act of 2014.

Farm Bill Summary and Overview (click here)
This NCC-prepared document contains the basic preliminaries of The Agricultural Act of 2014 that passed out of the House/Senate Conference. The bill is subject to verification when legislative language is reviewed.

FSA Posts Farm Bill Fact Sheet
USDA's Farm Service Agency has created a fact sheet entitled, "What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?" that includes highlights of The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

'14 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Announced
Commodity Credit Corporation Executive Vice President Juan M. Garcia on Feb. 18 announced the marketing assistance loan rate for '14-crop base quality upland cotton is set at 52 cents per pound.