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ICE World Contract Set to Begin in November

August 12, 2015

InterContinental Exchange's new world cotton futures contract will begin trading on November 2, pending regulatory approval.

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Chinese Import Decline Hits the Indian Spinning Sector

August 10, 2015

Cotton spinning mills in India has been hard hit by declining yarn exports, leading some in northern India to consider shutting down one day a week.

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Stephen Harmer Pens Winning Essay for ACSA International Cotton Institute

July 16, 2015

Stephen Harmer of Jess Smith & Sons won this year’s Meister Media Worldwide essay contest for students attending the ACSA International Cotton Institute in Memphis, TN.

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ICA Bremen Opens New Cotton Testing Laboratory

June 25, 2015

ICA Bremen has opened a new cotton testing laboratory to help meet the growing demands of the global cotton and textile industry.

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World Cotton Contract Back on Track?

June 17, 2015

IntercontinentalExchange’s new world cotton futures contract has seemingly cleared a significant legislative hurdle in the U.S.

Japan Cotton Traders’ Association Joins ICA

June 1, 2015

The Japan Cotton Traders’ Association has become a member of the International Cotton Association.

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.

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.

India Cotton Exports Down From Last Year

April 28, 2015

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

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.

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.

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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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.