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Program Increases Demand, Profits

February 25, 2009

Back in the late 1960s, cotton producers recognized the need for a Research and Promotion Program. Since then, Cotton Incorporated

Promotion

Beyond Your Imagination

February 25, 2009

An important program to convince Chinese consumers to make cotton the fabric of their lives is being implemented, in part,

Marketing

Managing Price Risk

February 25, 2009

Price risk has increased substantially for cotton industry participants since the U.S. market became mainly dependent on export demand. The

Promotion

A World Without Cotton Incorporated?

February 24, 2009

“I don’t want to live in a world without Cotton Incorporated. In 1973 when I was 13 years old, my

Market Analysis

Tracking Cotton Demand Can Be Complicated

February 23, 2009

While much of the market’s attention is focused on the sharp drop in 2007 U.S. cotton acreage and a widely

The Trickle-Down Effect

February 12, 2009

If U.S. growers don’t think the quality of their cotton matters, there is something they should consider. Yes, it is

Improving Your Risk Management and Pricing Strategies

February 12, 2009

Long-term cotton market forecasts are indicating stronger prices. While that optimism is needed and welcomed by many cotton growers across

Cotton Marketers of the Year – Wayne and Ed Teal

February 11, 2009

Maybe what we have here is E. F. Hutton on both sides. “We listen to people who are world-class economists

Meeting The Objectives

February 11, 2009

Entering the 2007 season, Cotton Incorporated had six major objectives, said J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO. Improve farm profitability

Reasons For Optimism

February 11, 2009

Well, we’re finally at the end of a long road as we finish up the final pages of our redesign

Fulfilling Our Mission

February 11, 2009

As my staff and I began planning our 2007 research and promotion efforts, we narrowed down six major objectives that

The Dickensian State Of Cotton

February 9, 2009

Allenberg Cotton Co. CEO Joe Nicosia began by quoting Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the

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Market Analysis

Market Fundamentals Positive, but Not Yet Bullish

June 20, 2016

July prices are still bumping into resistance. But there are enough positive fundamentals in the market to provide a bit of bullish hope.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

June 16, 2016

There’s usually speculation on the June USDA Acreage number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number. So far, it's all quiet.

Market Analysis

Commodity and Mill Actions Pushing Cotton Higher

June 10, 2016

It was a pretty good week for cotton, as fund money continued to flow to all commodities, and mills began to ease their price expectations higher.

Market Analysis

Mills, Speculators and Weather Driving Cotton Prices

June 7, 2016

Mother Nature’s recent whims are driving new money into cotton, as mills come to grips with rising prices and price fixations, which fuel buying by hedge fund long speculators.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

June 7, 2016

As planting season ends and summer approaches, the challenge for growers will be if, and when, to take price protection – and, if so, how to do it.

Promotion

Cotton Inc Debunks Food Babe Cotton Claims

May 31, 2016

Cotton Incorporated recently took on the Food Babe to debunk her unfounded statements about cotton and cottonseed. Forbes magazine applauded those efforts.

Market Analysis

Strange Mix of Positive Signs for the Market

May 31, 2016

Speculative funds, issues in India, U.S. plantings and strong sales have put the cotton market in a positive mood.

Market Analysis

Planting Progress, China’s Reserve Auctions Driving Market

May 23, 2016

Cotton futures had a few triple digit days this past week. Yet, thanks to a combination of influences, the bulls carried the week – if only slightly.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Get a Much Needed Bounce

May 19, 2016

April was a good month for cotton prices. So far, May hasn’t been, but prices seem to be attempting a slight recovery.

Market Analysis

USDA Report Shifts Numbers, Pressures Prices

May 16, 2016

USDA’s May supply demand report brought pressure to the cotton market and moved prices slightly lower to the critical 60-61 cent support level.

Market Analysis

Range-Bound Prices and Textile Trade Deficits

May 6, 2016

The 61-66 cent trading range remains firmly entrenched, as Chinese cotton auctions begin and the textile trade deficit picture gets cloudy.