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The Good News from Liverpool

October 6, 2009

Forgive me if this column appears to jump all over the place. I spent 20 hours yesterday (or was it

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USDA to Conduct Cotton Research and Promotion Order Referendum

October 6, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that a referendum will be conducted among U.S. Upland cotton producers and

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Gildan Activewear Joins COTTON USA in the USA Licensing Program

September 28, 2009

Cotton Council International (CCI) joins forces with Gildan – a leading global apparel manufacturer of T-shirts, sport shirts, fleece, underwear

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U.S. Rains May Keep Cotton Prices Up

September 24, 2009

September 21, 2009 Shruti Date Singh Bloomberg LINK: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=adIEm0zFYmq8 Cotton prices “may remain stronger” as rain in the Mississippi River

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Attendees Report from World Congress on Organic Cotton

September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009 Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, attendees at the World Congress of Organic Cotton’s “From Fashion

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

AFCOT Annual Dinner

September 15, 2009

The annual Association Française Cotonnière (AFCOT) dinner will be held October 9 at the Montreux Casino in Montreux, Switzerland. Montreux

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

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

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

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

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Cleveland: Market Still Looking for Its Top

March 26, 2017

The market is now showing a tendency to sell off and lose daily gains as the trading day ends. It’s really doing nothing more than still trying to pick its top.

Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Reach Upper Third of Historical Range

March 17, 2017

The cotton bull made another impressive stand on the past week, as cotton prices continue to hold in the upper one-third of its historical price range.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: New Crop Strength and Outlook

March 13, 2017

Four factors are driving the new crop strength and outlook for cotton in 2017.

Market Analysis

It Bears Repeating – Price New Crop Now!

March 13, 2017

Two things to keep in mind: If you like the price enough to plant cotton, then like the price enough to sell some of it. And, December futures are expected to move 10-15 cents lower.

Market Analysis

Grab Hold. The Bulls Are Running!

March 6, 2017

The cotton bull, with freshly sharpened and longer horns, has broken out and is trying to push old crop May and July contracts above 80 cents.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Of Export Sales, USDA Numbers and BCI

February 27, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland praises U.S. cotton exports, muses about USDA predictions and calculations, and ponders the role of Better Cotton Initiative in the U.S.

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.

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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.