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Best Development in 2010: Optimism for 2011

February 9, 2011

The current season will not be soon forgotten by all members involved in the Greek cotton market. The season started

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Speed and Flexibility Are the Future of Spinning

February 9, 2011

The global textile world is in an upswing that follows a crisis like we’ve never seen before. The crisis affected

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Don’t Punish Organic Growers; Reward Them

February 9, 2011

As a rule, I don’t like genetically modified (GM) cotton–or GM products of any kind. Using chemicals and genetics to

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Labor Shifts Bring Change to China’s Textile Industry

February 9, 2011

The Chinese cotton industry has been enjoying robust demand in the past few years due to the fast growth of

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Profitability Depends on Partners Working Together

February 9, 2011

The global economy is back on a growth path following the 2009 financial and economic crisis. Global production and trade

Gains in Textile Production Offset Fears

February 9, 2011

The Italian textile sector has shown very promising signs of a strong recovery in 2010. The general trend has been

U.S. Cotton Presents a Unified Front to the World

February 9, 2011

In 1931, John Maynard Keynes said, “The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” Nearly 80 years

The Next Challenges: Synthetics and Price Discovery

February 9, 2011

The cotton market is, in my opinion, a “whole new game.” The industry as we knew it has changed forever

Cotton and Synthetics Need Not Be Enemies

February 9, 2011

The first three quarters of 2010 provided the international textile industry with a large amount of drama. The discussion concerning

Moving into Uncharted Territory

February 8, 2011

Presentations I gave at international gatherings during the autumn of 2010 referred to the cotton market being on the verge

Vitality and volatility

February 8, 2011

Imagine the vastness of the entire collective cotton experience that you share with the cotton- and textile-industry pros from around

Is It Really a Whole New Ballgame?

February 8, 2011

Three years ago, I wrote an article in Cotton International that focused on the competitive pressures facing the cotton industry

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Indian Association Wants Free Trade for Cotton

June 27, 2016

The Cotton Association of India is urging the Government of Pakistan not to support the call for an export ban on cotton by the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association.

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Update on Indian Cotton Textile Sector

June 15, 2016

By Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar The Indian government implemented its largest ever minimum support price (MSP) scheme through Cotton Corporation of

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Jack McCarty Named ICAC Researcher of the Year

May 31, 2016

Dr. Jack C. McCarty of Mississippi State University was named Researcher of the Year for 2016 by the International Cotton Advisory Committee.

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New Cotton Traceability System Reaches Final Testing

May 9, 2016

An inexpensive traceability system to prove the authenticity of organic and other niche cottons could be available by the end of the year, says ICA Bremen.

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No Export Subsidies for Indian Cotton

April 27, 2016

According to the Government of India, the country is not entitled to export subsidies for its cotton.

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Little Activity on New World Cotton Contract

April 4, 2016

The ICE Futures world cotton contract is off to a slow start.

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India Taking Proactive Measures to Combat Whitefly

March 30, 2016

As planting season approaches, the government of India is taking proactive measures to combat likely white fly infestations in the country's cotton-producing Northern States.

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Better Cotton Initiative Joins ISEAL Alliance

March 24, 2016

The Better Cotton Initiative has been accepted as a full member of the ISEAL Alliance by achieving full compliance with the organization’s standard-setting code.

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India to Produce Less Cotton This Season

February 29, 2016

India is expected to produce about 3 million bales less cotton for the season ending in September 2016, compared to a year ago.

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China Losing Top Cotton Importer Status

February 3, 2016

China has been surpassed by Vietnam as the world’s top cotton importer.

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China Considering Sale from Cotton Reserves

January 18, 2016

China’s government is reportedly considering plans to sell some of its cotton stockpile, a move that could move Chinese domestic prices lower and reduce import demand.