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The Golden Ticket?

February 18, 2010

It’s been over a year since I toured the Cotton Incorporated facilities in Cary, NC, but I can remember just

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U.S. Trade Official Calls for Implementation of Haitian Apparel

February 18, 2010

Reuters Doug Palmer (Editing by Eric Beech) The top U.S. trade official has urged clothing manufacturers and retailers to help

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Cotton Prices Rise on Export Projections

February 9, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Cotton prices surged the most allowed by ICE Futures U.S., reaching a three-week high, after the

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Rabobank Paints Bearish Grains Picture

February 2, 2010

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn prices collapsed following the release of the January USDA report. Prices had rallied over

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CFTC: No Manipulation in March 2008 Cotton Price Rise

January 12, 2010

By Gregory Meyer FinancialTimes.com US regulators found no evidence of manipulation in a March 2008 price rise that shook the

There’s More to Cotton Than Lint

January 8, 2010

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

Painting a New Profit Picture

January 4, 2010

Who was Roberto Goizueta? He was Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. and he disturbed the present like no

Field to Market

December 28, 2009

Cotton Incorporated has been working cooperatively with a unique group of organizations in a consortium called “Field to Market Alliance”

Meister Media Worldwide Realigns for Integrated Growth

December 22, 2009

Meister Media Worldwide (MMW), global communication and information center for specialized agriculture worldwide, today announced executive management changes to lead

International Trade Center Launches New Cotton-Focused Website

December 22, 2009

The International Trade Center (ITC), a Geneva, Switzerland-based development partner for small business export success, has launched a new cotton-focused

An Invitation for You

December 8, 2009

It wasn’t so very long ago that I wrote a column in this space in which I wondered aloud if

America’s Heartland Reaches 100 Episodes

December 7, 2009

America’s Heartland stands center stage in telling the story of American agriculture. As the only nationally broadcast program of its

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Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Cotton Supply

May 26, 2017

Wrangler is partnering with a family of Alabama cotton growers on a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers achieve greater sustainable growing practices.

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Fluctuations and Cancellations Create Interesting Week

May 22, 2017

Despite price fluctuations and export sales cancellations over the past week, the cotton market hangs tough as U.S. planting continues.

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Shurley: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

May 15, 2017

Market movement in the past few weeks may be the wake-up call the industry has been expecting.

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Market Holding, but Lock in Prices Now

May 15, 2017

Cotton’s recent price surge is likely not done yet. But, growers who have not priced their 2017 crop should do so soon before the market softens.

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Cleveland: Is 80 Cents Within Reach?

May 5, 2017

The expiring May contract established a new high on the week, potentially setting the stage for July contracts to trickle higher.

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High Quality Cotton Bumps Export Demand and Prices

May 2, 2017

The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices.

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Cleveland: Prices Holding in Face of Softening Exports

May 1, 2017

The bulls continue to push for higher prices, but the softening of exports are starting to lay the foundation for price slippage.

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COTTON USA Hosts Trade Mission from Bangladesh

April 24, 2017

Textile executives from 12 Bangladeshi companies will travel the U.S. Cotton Belt in early May to get a closer look why U.S. cotton is the world’s preferred fiber.

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Cotton Inc. Launches New Consumer Ad Campaign

April 24, 2017

Cotton Incorporated’s Consumer Marketing Division has launched a new consumer-directed advertising campaign titled "Leave Comfort to Clothes."

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Strong Market Support Pushes Prices Higher

April 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this past week, as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market.

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Shurley on Cotton: Exports Continue Upward Trend

April 12, 2017

USDA’s April supply and demand estimates increased U.S. cotton exports for the 2016 crop year to 14 million bales – a surprising upward jump, but one that is certainly justified.