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ICAC – Lower World Cotton Prices to Persist in 2014/15

October 3, 2014

Noting the predicted 1.8 million tons of surplus cotton production and changes in China's cotton policy, a recent report from International Cotton Advisory Committee says prices are unlikely to rise to the levels of the last two seasons.

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New Global Cotton Futures Contract Coming Early 2015

October 2, 2014

After a few regulatory delays, IntercontinentalExchange plans to launch its postponed global cotton futures contract early next year.

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Nicosia Predicts Cotton to Rally Near $1 Over Next Decade

October 1, 2014

Cotton growers may not be happy with current world prices. But patience may pay off over the next decade, predicted industry expert Joe Nicosia of Louis Dreyfus Commodites.

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Agreement Ends U.S.- Brazil WTO Cotton Dispute

October 1, 2014

The National Cotton Council expressed appreciation for the U.S. government’s successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding trade retaliation.

China Announces Cuts to Cotton Import Quotas

September 22, 2014

In a move that could add more pressure to global cotton prices, China has announced that it will cut 2015 cotton import quotas to the minimum 894,000 tons required under its commitments to the World Trade Organization.

Brazil Cotton Production and Exports Below Forecast Targets

September 18, 2014

Low prices and larger-than-anticipated production cuts will leave Brazil’s cotton export numbers well below forecast, and could dash the country’s status as the world’s third largest cotton shipper.

Twenty-One Students Graduate from Texas International Cotton School

August 22, 2014

Twenty-one students from the United States and six other countries graduated from the Texas International Cotton School, held August 4-15 at Texas Tech University.

U.S. Production, Exports and Ending Stocks Increase in Past Month, Says USDA

August 12, 2014

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August show forecasted increases in production, exports and ending stocks for U.S. cotton.

ICAC – Convergence of Cotton and Polyester Prices Should Improve Demand for Cotton

August 7, 2014

With the prices for cotton and polyester converging on the world market, the International Cotton Advisory Committee expects world consumption of cotton to increase five percent to 24.5 million tons in 2014/15.

Texas Tech Researchers Develop Low-Grade Cotton Mat for Oil Spill Cleanups

July 31, 2014

Texas Tech University researchers have discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil, strengthening cotton’s potential use as a natural sorbent for oil spills.

International Cotton Institute Honors 2014 Graduates

July 17, 2014

Thirty-six students from 14 countries graduated from the ACSA International Cotton Institute in Memphis on July 15.

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Registration Open for ICA Bremen Cotton Classing and Testing Program

February 19, 2015

Registration is now open for ICA Bremen’s Cotton Classing and Testing training, scheduled for July 7-16.

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ICAC: Consumption May Soon Overtake Production

February 13, 2015

With global cotton plantings decreasing for 2015/16, projected increases in consumption may mark the first time in five seasons that consumption surpasses production.

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India Moves to Stabilize Their Cotton Market

January 29, 2015

The recent move by Cotton Corporation of India to release 5,100 bales from its stock should help stabilize the cotton price this season.

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Jamaica Looking to Rebuild Sea Island Cotton Industry

January 28, 2015

Considering today’s cotton market, it’s heartening to find a cotton-producing region that’s actively working to expand production.

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Port Problems Choking U.S. Cotton Exports

December 9, 2014

Congestion and labor issues at major West Coast ports are threatening the timely delivery of U.S. cotton to China ahead of a key deadline for imports to arrive.

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Turkish Cotton Association Joins ICA

December 2, 2014

Turkey’s Good Cotton Practices Association (IPUD) has joined the International Cotton Association.

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ICAC Unveils World Cotton Calendar

November 24, 2014

The International Cotton Advisory Committee has introduced the World Cotton Calendar, containing data on all aspects of cotton production field operations from 37 countries.

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Foreign Governments Work to Stem Falling Cotton Prices

November 18, 2014

According to the Business Standard, government officials in India, China and Pakistan are working to put programs in place to protect their countries’ growers in the face of falling cotton prices.

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Regulatory Logistics Delaying Launch of World Cotton Contract

November 14, 2014

Launch of the new World Cotton Contract has been postponed to early 2015 as ICE continues to sort through regulatory issues in Malaysia.

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Jordan Lea Elected ICA President

October 16, 2014

Jordan Lea, chairman of Eastern Trading Company in Greenville, SC, has been elected 2014/15 president of the International Cotton Association.

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Plexus: Market Still Has More Questions than Answers

October 3, 2014

Recent news from China has left the market cautiously bearish, mindful of the fact that there is still a lot of harvest time weather to negotiate.