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“The Fabric of Our Lives” Gets a Reprise

May 11, 2009

For two generations ‚”The touch, the feel of cotton” are the lyrics that have linked consumers to cotton. Cotton Incorporated


FiberMax Honors New Class of One Ton Growers

May 11, 2009

Bayer CropScience recently hosted the fourth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet to honor the 2008 class of One

Market Analysis

Survey: U.S. Cotton Stocks Could Reach Six-Year Low

May 11, 2009

U.S. cotton inventories may fall to the lowest in six years by July 2010 as demand from domestic and overseas


The Time is Right

May 11, 2009

For two generations of consumers, “The Touch, The Feel of Cotton ― The Fabric of Our Lives” were the lyrics

Market Analysis

Will Next Year Finally Be the “Next Year” We’ve Been Talking About?

April 28, 2009

Don’t look now, but there’s a little bit of a rally going on in the cotton market. The NYBOT December

Q&A with Monica Forti – Director of International Trading at The Seam

March 24, 2009

Could you describe your position at The Seam? My responsibility is to direct the international trading. Our International Marketplace includes

Pakistani Mills Look For The Competitive Edge

March 23, 2009

Pakistan’s cotton and textile industries have adapted to changes in the global cotton trading environment during recent years by investing

Bullish Hope Challenged

March 19, 2009

December ’09 futures by November had dropped in excess of 50 cents per pound in 4 months. In the meantime,

Positioning for the Rebound

March 12, 2009

The cotton industry is facing some of the most difficult hurdles it has had to clear in recent years. As

Market Distortions Demand Reform

March 12, 2009

Demand for commodities from speculative investment vehicles was a double-edged sword. On one side, it created higher than average price

Cotton Marketer of the Year

March 12, 2009

“In 2008, Max’s fixations began at around 78 cents per pounds and it went all the way up into the

Wolf Trax Wins International Marketing Award

March 11, 2009

Wolf Trax recently earned a top marketing award for its new video “A Bright Idea that Sparks the Power of

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Market Analysis

Prices Hold as U.S. Quality Cotton Moves to Market

December 2, 2016

U.S. crop quality is essentially the highest on record. While mills may be facing potentially higher prices, they are getting a bargain on their U.S. purchases.

Market Analysis

Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Closing Out 2016, First Look at 2017

November 21, 2016

The 2016 U.S. crop may still be somewhat of a question mark, but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things – the crop got smaller in some areas as expected, but still got bigger overall.


Bed Sheets Furor Hits Cotton Industry

November 15, 2016

An ongoing scandal about the fiber content and marketing of Egyptian cotton sheets is causing big problems for the Indian textiles industry and some of the U.S. retailers it supplies.


Cotton Explores “Athleisurewear” Market

November 14, 2016

A recent article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reviewed the moves that Cotton Incorporated is making to grow cotton’s share in the “athleisurewear” market.


CCI Touts Quality, Innovation during 2016 Sourcing USA Summit

November 11, 2016

Some 415 delegates from 31 counties gathered for Cotton Council International’s ninth biennial Sourcing USA Summit in early November.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Volatility Reinforces Market Fireworks

November 11, 2016

The cotton market continues to show extreme volatility, as mills and speculative funds attempt to fix prices before the expiry of the December contract. The same fireworks are predicted for the next two weeks.

Market Analysis

Watch for Volatility as December Contract Period Ends

November 4, 2016

There are only a few trading days left before March becomes the lead spot month. The best remaining pricing opportunity for growers should be within this time frame, which could be active and volatile.

Market Analysis

Potential Supply Squeeze Could Push Market Higher

October 31, 2016

With December first notice day only three weeks away, mill buying and other potential squeeze factors could push the December contract to 75 cents and beyond.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Prices Healthier; China’s Buying

October 21, 2016

After jumping higher on the heels of a bullish world supply demand report, the surge in cotton prices was halted at the 72 cent resistance level. But China is back in buying mode, snapping up nearly 200,000 bales.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

October 17, 2016

Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.