June 13, 2014
The Cotton Board’s Executive Committee has confirmed $80 million for funding of the 2015 Research and Promotion Program.
June 9, 2014
As the bears continue their month-long rule of the cotton market, upgrades and investment in Chinese mills are driving demand for machine-harvested, high grade foreign cotton.
May 30, 2014
As expected, rain in Texas sent prices three cents lower almost immediately. The market is now down in both the July and new crop December contracts, and is attempting to hold the line on any further price decline.
May 19, 2014
During a period when everyone predicted extreme volatility, the cotton market was calm. Possibly, this truly is the dark before the dawn.
May 11, 2014
Old crop prices slipped some 200 points on the week, and the new crop December contract settled marginally higher. Thus, the market was a wash during the week despite trading through triple digits most days.
May 7, 2014
The American Apparel and Footwear Association has awarded Supima the American Image Award for Premium Fiber Branding.
May 5, 2014
Young cotton professionals around the globe are once again gearing up for first class learning opportunities this summer in Memphis and Lubbock.
May 2, 2014
Cotton prices settled 100 to 200 points higher on the week as bullish fundamentals continue to build and speculative funds add to their already bullish positions.
May 2, 2014
The ICAC anticipates increases in world consumption of cotton and mill use in the coming year, but also projects declines in cotton production and world trade. All can be traced to changes in China’s cotton policy.
October 11, 2014
After recently falling to the 61-cent level, prices have made a modest, but still welcomed, recovery.
October 7, 2014
With cotton prices sitting below the threshold that triggers government loan repayment assistance, the pressure for growers to move their cotton to market after harvest may be reduced.
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.
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.
October 2, 2014
After a few regulatory delays, IntercontinentalExchange plans to launch its postponed global cotton futures contract early next year.
September 29, 2014
Weighed down by unexpected announcements from China, cotton prices continued to trend lower and confusion reigned, as traders attempted to decipher the actual Chinese cotton policy.
September 26, 2014
This is not a good time to be trying to sell cotton. Nothing will appear relatively attractive at this point, but growers nevertheless need to carefully consider their options.