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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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Click-Clack.

February 9, 2009

Many years and almost as many surgeries ago, I was a dedicated weekend tennis player. Note I said dedicated, not

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Differentiating U.S. Cotton

February 9, 2009

As U.S. cotton faces increased competition from not only synthetics, but from cottons produced in other countries, Cotton Incorporated is

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From Boll to Bobbin, Field to Fabric

February 5, 2009

At an early age, I realized that you shouldn’t make any judgments or assumptions about anyone until you know what

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Cotton – The Natural Choice

February 5, 2009

April 22, was Earth Day. Founded to increase the focus of environmental awareness, Earth Day was a great opportunity to

Something in Common

February 4, 2009

“The new systems have the potential to do away with the module builder and the boll buggy,” says Dr. Gregg

Just the Same, but Different

February 3, 2009

Once upon a time at another publication, a friend wrote the headline above and it stuck with me over the

A Firm Foothold for U.S. Cotton

February 3, 2009

As the cotton industry continues its expansion around the globe, Cotton Incorporated has taken a proactive step toward ensuring a

Protecting The Brand

February 2, 2009

Long renowned for producing some of the best quality fiber on the planet, Egyptian cotton has never had trouble promoting

Working The Runways

January 29, 2009

The industry is flooding with speculation about the emerging middle classes of China and India and how this will affect

FCStone Acquires Globecot For Rock Solid Performance In Global Cotton

January 27, 2009

Cotton merchants and international textile manufacturers could be the beneficiaries of a recent acquisition that unites a leader in commodity

The Trickle-Down Effect: Product Quality Starts At The Fiber

January 26, 2009

The United States is the largest market for high-end cotton apparel and home furnishings, and consumer shopping patterns now have

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Little Price Movement as Market Watches Planting, China

May 2, 2016

There was scarce cotton news the market found interesting in the past week. Now, all eyes are on Mother Nature and the Chinese cotton auction for price direction.

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Cleveland: Chinese Program Providing Market Stability, Price Boost

April 25, 2016

Cotton prices continue to advance, thanks to stability from an unlikely source – China.

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Shurley on Cotton: Recent Events and Market Direction

April 22, 2016

Although it’s a painful time for cotton right now, there are potential positive factors on the horizon that could eventually lead to better prices.

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Bulls and Bears Collide in Eventful Market Week

April 18, 2016

An exciting, bullish week for cotton prices turned bearish, as prices ran ahead of demand, the Chinese announced reserve sale plans, and USDA released its April WASDE report.

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Building Demand Bale by Bale

April 13, 2016

New technologies and innovations developed for cotton are helping grow usage for the fiber, strategically and methodically.

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Cotton Incorporated Responds to Sustainability Report

April 11, 2016

Cotton Incorporated has responded to a report pitting sustainable cotton production against conventional cotton, providing facts to fill gaps in the document.

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Tour Seeks To Boost Korean Mills’ Desire for U.S. Cotton

April 11, 2016

Textile executives from 10 Korean companies are touring the Cotton Belt to observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing as part of the COTTON USA Korean Special Trade Mission.

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Prices Tick Upward as Demand Debate Continues

April 11, 2016

Cotton prices moved higher in New York at week’s end. But all O.A. Cleveland heard about were his comments on Adidas and demand. So naturally, there’s more.

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Shurley on Cotton: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

April 4, 2016

Spending a little time discussing acres planted is fine for now. But it will all come down to how the weather impacts planted acres, and what happens during the growing season.

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Of Demand, Adidas and Planting Intentions

April 4, 2016

The market wants to make a major move. USDA says cotton acres will be will up. Yet demand remains the only game in town – everything else is window dressing.

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Riding Out Cotton’s Flooded Market

April 2, 2016

Joe Nicosia says better days are coming. But American cotton must persevere as China finally unloads its massive reserves.