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Promotion

Demand Enhancement

September 15, 2009

The International Forum for Cotton Promotion (IFCP) will host a demand enhancement breakout session at the 68th Plenary Meeting of

Market Analysis

Challenges Passed Challenges to Come

September 14, 2009

What a year it has been. Who could have predicted the turmoil that we have witnessed? As a result, our

Marketing

Unpredictability Causing Price Peaks, Valleys

September 14, 2009

International market forces are changing the U.S. cotton marketing system. Export demand is driven by both foreign trade policies and

Market Analysis

Understating the Value of Cottonseed?

September 14, 2009

Will the value of cottonseed exceed the value of fiber one day? Is it a question or a puzzle aimed

Market Analysis

Cottonseed Oil Production, Consumption On The Rise

September 12, 2009

U.S. production and consumption of cottonseed oil are expected to significantly increase this year, despite fewer cotton acres and a

The Power of Information

September 12, 2009

In today’s ultra competitive world, information is power. This is especially true when it comes to cotton and using information

Low Prices Spark Cotton Demand, Price Rebound

September 1, 2009

Bloomberg Cotton rose to a one-week high Monday, erasing an earlier decline, on speculation that the lowest prices since June

Cotton Inc. Takes the Show on the Road

August 25, 2009

Stuart Elliot The New York Times The song “Dixie” located the land of cotton as “way down south.” A promotion,

Cotton Board Sets World Record With Donated Denim

August 24, 2009

In an effort to teach kids about recycling and how cotton denim can be recycled into housing insulation, Cotton Incorporated,

USDA: Corn and Soybean Crops May Deflate Price Boom

August 18, 2009

via Reuters U.S. farmers this year will reap their largest soybean crop ever and their second-largest corn crop, mammoth harvests

Cotton Rallies as Dollar Drops

August 4, 2009

Bloomberg Cotton prices jumped the most allowed by ICE Futures U.S. as the dollar dropped and equities advanced, boosting demand

Keeping Up with Cotton’s Prices

August 4, 2009

Every time I think I have it figured out, I figure out I don’t. Just a couple of weeks ago,

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Market Analysis

Time for Growers to Start Pricing Their 2017 Crop

February 17, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland believes growers should price at least 50% of their anticipated 2017 crop now with the December ICE contract above 74 cents.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: A Lot Going on and a Lot to Digest

February 13, 2017

The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.

Promotion

Esteve to Lead Cotton Council International in 2017

February 11, 2017

Eduardo (Eddy) Esteve, a cotton merchant from Dallas, TX, will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2017.

Market Analysis

NCC: U.S. Cotton Industry Hinges on World Demand, China, Global Supply

February 11, 2017

According to NCC economists, several key questions will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry.

Market Analysis

Market Fueled by Demand, Mills and Shrinking Carryover

February 10, 2017

Cotton futures continue to hold tight to the 75-76 cent level, thanks to ever-increasing demand, mill indecision and shrinking world carryover.

Market Analysis

78 Cent Cotton? The Opportunities are There.

February 6, 2017

Titanic bullishness has captured the cotton market, providing opportunities for nearby cotton futures prices to top 78 cents.

Market Analysis

Strengthening Prices, Strong Demand and Bon Jovi Jeans

January 30, 2017

The narrow three cent trading range – 72.50 to 75.50 cents – remains in play, but pressure is building for cotton prices to move higher. Maybe Jon Bon Jovi’s new line of denim jeans will help.

Market Analysis

Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Opportunities in Improved Market

January 16, 2017

March futures have improved, and January is looking like a good month. The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.

Market Analysis

Market Holds in Face of USDA Report Adjustments

January 16, 2017

From now likely into the mid-March trading period, the very bullish call sales ratio will continue to carry the ball for the bulls.

Market Analysis

Bull Market Pushes Prices to Five Month High

January 9, 2017

Prices reached a five-month high, as cotton demand flexed its muscles and pushed the market up.