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COTTON NEWS from Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. - November 28, 2014
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           SOURCING USA SUMMIT STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIPS

Friday, November 21, 2014    From Cotton Council International

   COTTON USA's Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., on November
11-14 brought together more than 420 leading global sourcing companies to
strengthen enduring partnerships. Internationally recognized speakers and
premier networking opportunities ensured ongoing promotion of cotton and
COTTON USA and increasing U.S. cotton sales. The Summit is organized in
cooperation with Cotton Council International, Cotton Incorporated and
USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.
  "The Sourcing USA Summit will have a definite impact on U.S. cotton
fiber exports," CCI President Jordan Lea said. "The whole industry met in
one place, and the networking opportunities will pay off. We were able to
spend quality time with customers from all over the world, and to tell our
story to illustrate U.S. cotton's quality and our industry's value-added
services."
  Lea said an integral part of that story is that cotton is "a great
product, is natural, comfortable, real and fashionable. And it adds value
throughout the supply chain. It's cool and casual, as in denim jeans and
cotton T-shirts and it is the fabric of choice for the hottest fashion
designers. U.S. cotton producers and manufacturers use inventiveness,
persistence and the latest technology to bring out the best in nature. By
the time U.S. cotton gets to the market, it is a first-class, high-value
material."
  Among the many notable Summit speakers were Thomas Glaser, vice
president, VF Corporation, and president, Supply Chain, and Steven Sare,
senior vice president, Fast Retailing Group, and chief merchandising
officer, UNIQLO USA. Both companies are avid cotton users. Each spoke of
technology's importance and the need for responsibility in production -
both of which are part of U.S. cotton's promise to the supply chain, all
the way to consumers.
  Gary Adams, the National Cotton Council's vice president, Economics &
Policy Analysis, said rebuilding demand is important as the supply/demand
forecast points to a continued large supply of stocks, especially in
China. Jeff Rosensweig, an Emory University professor, forecast a global
economic recovery that will drive demand for apparel, especially in
developing countries.
  The Summit is a biennial event that provides networking opportunities
and features business forums on topics affecting the global cotton
industry, including ways to seize market opportunities to overcome
competition from man-made fibers. The U.S. cotton industry emphasized its
commitment to responsible cotton production and its global cotton supply
chain partners.

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                        Texas Commodity Symposium
                          Wednesday, December 3
                   Amarillo Civic Center – Grand Plaza 
                           9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
                           Admission is FREE!
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               FARM BILL MEETINGS SCHEDULED IN PCG AREA

  Mark your calendars for these upcoming Farm Bill meetings:
  Dec. 1 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Brownfield
Church of Christ Family Life Building, 506 N. Atkins, Brownfield. More
info: (806) 637-4060
  Dec. 4 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 10 a.m., Hemphill Co.
Exhibition Center, Canadian. More info: (806) 323-9114.
  Dec. 8 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 10 a.m., Armstrong County
Activity Center, Claude. More info: (806) 226-3021.
  Dec. 9 - National Cotton Council Farm Bill/STAX/SCO Meeting, 9 a.m.,
AgriLife Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Boulevard West, Amarillo.
  Dec. 9 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 9 a.m.-Noon, Location TBD,
Dimmitt. More info: (806) 647-4115.
  Dec. 9 - National Cotton Council Farm Bill/STAX/SCO Meeting, 2:30 p.m.
Plainview Country Club, 2902 West 4th Street, Plainview. 
  Dec. 10 - National Cotton Council Farm Bill/STAX/SCO Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Leroy Colgan Bldg., S. 10th St. & S. Houston St. at Forrest Park, Lamesa.
  Dec. 10 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 10 a.m., Oldham County
Barn, Vega. More info: (806) 267-2692.
  Dec. 10 - National Cotton Council Farm Bill/STAX/SCO Meeting, 1 p.m.
Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock.
  Dec. 11 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 10 a.m., Roberts County
Annex, 122 Water Street, Miami. More info: (806) 868-3191.
  Dec. 16 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 10 a.m., War Memorial
Building, Panhandle. More info: (806) 537-3882.
  Dec. 19 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 9 a.m.-Noon, Floyd County
Friends Unity Center, 990 FM 786, Lockney. More info: (806) 983-4912.
  Dec. 19 - Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool Meeting, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Crosby Co.
Extension Office, 201 W. Aspen, Crosbyton. More info: (806) 675-2347.
  A complete list of all of these meetings is available on the Plains
Cotton Growers website at
http://www.plainscotton.org/mj/agconferences/agconferences.html.

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