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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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International Cotton Schools Ready for Summer Classes

May 5, 2015

This summer, students from around the world will learn about American cotton at the ACSA International Cotton Institute and the Texas International Cotton School.

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ICA Wraps Up 2015 Complete Cotton Training Program

May 5, 2015

Thirty-seven delegates from throughout the global cotton industry recently completed the International Cotton Association’s annual Complete Cotton training program.

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India Cotton Exports Down From Last Year

April 28, 2015

Current cotton exports from India are lagging compared to last year.

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High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.

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ICA Trade Event Set for San Francisco in October

April 20, 2015

The International Cotton Association is bringing its major trade event to San Francisco, CA on October 30-31.

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COTTON USA Kicks Off New Global Advertising Campaign

April 10, 2015

COTTON USA is rolling out a new global advertising campaign – “I Love My Cotton” – to help inspire consumer demand and spread the benefits of U.S. cotton to markets throughout the world.

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China National Cotton Exchange to Buy U.S. Cotton through The Seam

March 25, 2015

The Seam and the China National Cotton Exchange are working together to expand opportunities for U.S. cotton sales to buyers in China.

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ICA to Conduct “Managing Risk” Training Prior to 2015 Annual Trade Event

March 24, 2015

The International Cotton Association will conduct its “Managing Risk” training course on October 28-29 in San Francisco, prior to the opening of the association’s Annual Trade Event.

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New ICA Bylaws & Rules Become Effective April 1

March 17, 2015

A new, revised edition of the International Cotton Association’s Bylaws & Rules for cotton trading becomes effective April 1.

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ICA Brings Contract Training to Turkish Cotton Community

March 9, 2015

Ninety cotton professionals recently completed the International Cotton Association’s Raw Cotton Contracting training session in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

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ICAC Projects Record Cotton Stocks Outside of China

March 3, 2015

ICAC analysts are forecasting world ending stocks outside of China to grow for the second consecutive year, marking the largest volume of world stocks in the last 35 years.