Marketing Stories


Cotton Drops on Signs Rally Went Too Far

August 18, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Businessweek Cotton futures fell on speculation that last week’s rally to a four-month high had gone


Cotton Board Moves Offices

July 27, 2010

To reduce operating costs and improve space use efficiency, the Cotton Board recently reviewed its current office lease and compared


Exiled on Wall Street

July 26, 2010

It’s always a little funny when a journalist gets in over his or her head. No one knows this better


Upcoming Cotton Causes Seek Diversity

July 20, 2010

As Certified Importer and Producer Organizations caucus this summer to nominate candidates for leadership positions within the Cotton Research &

Market Analysis

The Role of Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization in Maintaining The Quality of Egyptian Cotton and its Competitiveness in The International Market

July 19, 2010

For the importance of cotton as a strategic crop, the state undertakes a special care for maintaining its existance, continuance

Monsanto Fined $2.5 Million for Misbranded Cotton Seed

July 15, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Monsanto Co. $2.5 million for violations regarding the misbranding of cotton seed

Foreign Cotton Production and Demand Drives U.S. Market

July 6, 2010

By Dr. Carl G. Anderson Special to Cotton Grower Foreign cotton stocks are projected to be the lowest in seven

Taking the U.S. Crop to Market

June 30, 2010

It’s possible the effects of the global market rebound are resonating more strongly in the U.S. than in any other


June 30, 2010

Cotton prices approaching a 15-year high. Consumer spending bouncing back, and mill use rising faster than expected. All effects of

The economist’s tea leaves say….

June 30, 2010

“Give me a one-armed economist!” That was the exasperated plea of former U.S. President Harry Truman in the late 1940s.

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

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

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The Seam Adds Five New Board Members

January 16, 2018

The Seam has added five cotton industry leaders to its Board of Directors.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.


L.L. Bean Ties Sustainability Efforts to Cotton LEADS

January 8, 2018

L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.

Market Analysis

Shurley: New Year Cotton Policy Update

January 5, 2018

Recent legislative action in Congress could potentially bring cotton back under Title I commodity protection. Dr. Don Shurley explains the details.

Market Analysis

Shurley: December Report Seals the Deal

December 19, 2017

Based on the December USDA Crop Production numbers, any notion of this 2017 crop getting below 21 million bales seems unlikely at this point.

Market Analysis

It’s a Wonderful Day in Cotton’s Neighborhood

December 15, 2017

With apologies to Mr. Rogers…it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, and the cotton market has been mine.

Market Analysis

With Prices Rallying, It’s Time for “Significant Action”

December 8, 2017

The long-awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week. For those not already priced at 75 cents, it could be time to take significant action.


Three Named to Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

December 6, 2017

Dr. Hal Lewis, Sykes Martin and Dr. Bill Lyle are the newest members of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.

Market Analysis

Prices Push Above 70 Cents as Demand Remains High

December 2, 2017

Driven by tightening world stocks and led by an ever-increasing world consumption, cotton prices continue to move higher.


Walmart Joins Cotton LEADS Program

November 30, 2017

Walmart is the newest member of the Cotton LEADS program.