U.S. Warehouses Not Complying with Mandatory Reporting

Every week, the number of warehouses in each state that fail to report the warehouse’s weekly cotton flow is posted.

Published: February 27, 2002
Updated: December 4, 2017

By close of business each Monday, USDA receives "Bales Made Available for Shipment" (BMAS) reports for the previous week from all warehouses with Cotton Storage Agreements (CSA). The following table shows non-reporting warehouses and the cumulative number of assessed strikes by state/region. The first failure to submit a weekly report results in a telephone call from USDA to the non-reporting warehouse (first strike). A second failure to submit will result in a letter of reprimand (second strike) from USDA. Failure to submit three weekly reports within a 12-month period will result in the removal of a non-reporting warehouse from the Commodity Credit Corporation List of Approved Warehouses (third strike). In order to be reinstated a warehouse operator must submit all missing cotton flow reports and pay a reinstatement fee equal to the annual contract fee.

 

Cumulative Flow Report for Week Ending November 25, 2017*

Warehouses Not Complying
with Mandatory Weekly Reporting Requirement

 
 

STRIKES

 

STATE

1

2

3

TOTAL

AL

1

1

0

2

AR

2

2

1

5

AZ-CA-NM

2

3

1

6

GA-FL

7

2

2

11

LA

0

0

0

0

MO

0

1

2

3

MS

1

0

0

1

NC

5

3

1

9

SC

0

1

2

3

TN

3

0

0

3

TX-OK-KS

4

1

0

5

VA

0

0

0

0

Number of
Warehouses

25

14

9

48

Cumulative
Strikes

25

28

27

80
 

REGION

       

Southeast

13

7

5

25

Mid-South

6

3

3

12

Southwest

4

1

0

5

West

2

4

1

6

Source: USDA-FSA Commodity Operations Division (DACO/COD)

*Over the past week, TWO approved warehouses earned a strike for failing to comply with mandatory reporting rules and FOUR warehouses had strikes removed. The number of warehouses with CSAs is 333. 14.4% of the warehouses with CSAs failed to submit one or more BMAS reports during the previous twelve months.

The link to the list of "Removed / Suspended / Reinstated Warehouses" is found below "Important Links" on USDA's Farm Services Administration "Program and Services / Commodity Operations / Program Area Links" web page. The list contains the names of warehouses in violation of their Cotton Storage Agreement and includes the names of those warehouses which have been removed for failing to submit three or more weekly warehouse reports.