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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.

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.

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.

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.

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First Estimate of New Season Indian Cotton Crop Released

August 25, 2015

The Indian cotton crop for the new season beginning this October is estimated to be 38 million bales (170 kilograms each).

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Pakistan Taking the Fight to Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

August 19, 2015

Pakistani officials are working to ramp up efforts in the country’s on-going battle with cotton leaf curl virus.

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Leading Global Economist Set for ICA Trade Event

August 14, 2015

Todd Buchholz, a leading expert on the U.S. and global economy, will share his thoughts on global politics and economics during the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) “San Francisco 2015” trade event in late October.

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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.

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Japan Cotton Traders’ Association Joins ICA

June 1, 2015

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

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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.