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Wall Street Journal Column Sheds Negative Light on U.S. Cotton

June 9, 2010

On May 21, The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial (See below) related to the ongoing dispute between the United


Cotton is Not the Enemy?

June 1, 2010

By Andrea K. Walker The Baltimore Sun Under Armour may launch a new line of hybrid-cotton apparel next year, according


Under Armour Finally Comes Around

June 1, 2010

I guess I can get off my soapbox now. My rants against Under Armour’s “Cotton is the Enemy” ad campaign


Cotton Upswing to Carry Into Next Year

May 11, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Cotton production in the U.S. will rise 37 percent in the next marketing year amid an


Consumer Spending on the Rise

May 4, 2010

Bloomberg Consumer spending in the U.S. – a key indicator that could precede an increase in clothing expenditures – rose

U.S. Trade Preference Program Would Benefit Pakistan Cotton

April 29, 2010

According to a report from Reuters, the United States has renewed its commitment to a four-year-old promise by former President

FiberMax Honors 2010 One Ton Club Inductees

April 20, 2010

Bayer CropScience recently hosted the fifth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet to honor the 2009 class of One

Making Every Cent Count

April 19, 2010

A 2- to 6-cent over-the-loan premium for quality here … putting your cotton into a pool that pays 8, 10

U.S. Cotton is Back in Play

April 19, 2010

“If you think we’ll get back to $15 soybeans and $7.50 corn like we had in ’08, you’re smoking dope.”

ITC Announces Events Promoting African Cotton

April 15, 2010

The International Trade Centre (ITC) on Trade Capacity Building and Promotion of African Cotton is hosting two upcoming events to

Brazil, Argentina Snatch U.S. Corn and Soybean Markets?

April 13, 2010

The combined soybean harvests in Brazil and Argentina, the world’s biggest exporters behind the U.S., were forecast to jump 35

Report: Improving Global Economy Sparks Demand for Cotton

April 13, 2010

The ICE No. 2 cotton nearby futures prices traded in a range of 78 to 84 cents during March with

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Lower Chinese Stocks, Higher Polyester Prices Offer Market Hope

September 22, 2017

The market is holding steady, thanks again to China. Their Reserve auction has reduced cotton stocks and bumped consumption. And now, polyester prices are rising as the Chinese trim production.


Cotton Board Opens Contest for Calendar Photos

September 20, 2017

The Cotton Board is looking for photo entries for the organization’s 2018 Industry Calendar. There will be prizes.

Market Analysis

USDA Spins Market with Record Supply-to-Use Ratio

September 15, 2017

Hurricanes were but a mere hiccup for the world and U.S. crops. Instead, USDA spun some record-setting numbers that left the market dizzy.


Key Global Customers to See “The Cotton the World Trusts”

September 15, 2017

Textile manufacturing executives from 15 countries will visit the U.S. Cotton Belt September 25-29 for the 40th COTTON USA Orientation Tour sponsored by Cotton Council International.

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Shurley: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

September 15, 2017

Following USDA’s September numbers, December cotton seems to have landed back in the 69-cent, pre-Harvey area.

Market Analysis

Higher Prices Holding as Winds Keep Blowing

September 10, 2017

An ill wind is blowing amidst the chaotic cotton trading wrought by back to back hurricanes slamming into two of the country’s major cotton producing regions. But which way does the wind blow?


Cotton Inc, Bloomingdale’s Launch Digital Cotton Fashion Shopping

September 7, 2017

Cotton Incorporated and Bloomingdale’s have teamed to launch the first 60-second, shoppable fashion show for cotton apparel.

Market Analysis

Post Harvey, 75 Cents Back in Cotton’s Sights

September 2, 2017

It remains to be seen if the greater loss from Harvey will be to cotton quantity or quality. But it likely means a wider trading range, with 75 cents now possible.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Storms and Other Unknowns for September

September 1, 2017

September could be interesting. Loss evaluation from Harvey will still be underway, and all eyes are watching Irma. How will it all impact USDA’s September report…if at all?

Market Analysis

Hurricane Harvey Leaves Several Market Scenarios

September 1, 2017

Following Hurricane Harvey’s rampage through East and Coastal Texas, cotton growers face several possible outcomes based on the level of damage to their fields.

Market Analysis

Market Watching for Harvey’s Impact on U.S. Crop

August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey blew prices to triple digit gains on the week. Now, the market will assess crop damage to see if the storm blew up crop projections as well.