Marketing Stories

Market Analysis

Dollar Cotton for How Long?

December 7, 2010

I remember an amusing story about a group of grain traders traveling to Russia with the expectations of making a

Market Analysis

Future Bright for U.S. Agriculture Industry

December 7, 2010

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University Agriculture will be a growth industry in the United States for the next forty

Market Analysis

Why Cotton Prices Will Not Go Down

December 7, 2010

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices have enjoyed the most fantastic


“Fair Trade Certified” Clothing Now Availble in United States

December 2, 2010

As a part of a two-year pilot test, Fair Trade USA will make a full range of “Fair Trade Certified“


Holiday Shoppers Will Feel Impact of High Cotton Prices

November 23, 2010

Gap Inc., J.C. Penney Co. and other U.S. retailers may have to pay Chinese suppliers as much as 30 percent

‘Pass the Buck’ Cotton Stories to Continue

November 22, 2010

By Roger Haldenby Plains Cotton Growers A month ago December ’10 cotton was at $1.09. As the market shot spaceward

Cotton Rises to Fifth Straight Record On Global Supply Concern

November 9, 2010

Bloomberg Cotton futures advanced to a record for the fifth straight session Monday on concern that a decline in production

Dollar Cotton for the 2011 Crop?

November 2, 2010

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University The trading for the week ending October 29 saw another historical high.

Winfield Solutions Offering $1,000 Scholarships for Ag Students

November 2, 2010

Winfield Solutions, LLC is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the offering today. Scholarships

Under Armour Makes Friends with Cotton

October 28, 2010

Despite introducing a controversial ad campaign several years ago to declare that “cotton is the enemy,” performance apparel manufacturer Under

Cotton Incorporated Selects Fibertect as Top Innovation

October 26, 2010

Fibertect, a decontamination technology developed by researchers at Texas Tech University, was one of seven new innovations selected by Cotton

Proper Selection, Maintenance Extend Cooking-Oil Life

October 18, 2010

Workhorse cooking oils, like premium cottonseed oil, may cost more upfront, but can result in long-term savings when properly maintained,

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JCPenney Joins Cotton LEADS Program

March 22, 2018

JCPenney is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by joining the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.


NCC: Senate Confirms Key USTR Nominees

March 6, 2018

The NCC and other commodity organizations support the Senate confirmation of three key officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Market Analysis

The Market’s Advice: Plant, Plant, Plant!

March 4, 2018

As world and U.S. ending stocks continue to shrink, growers have an opportunity to price the 2018 crop in the low 80s.

Market Analysis

Trucking Issues Limiting Timely Cotton Movement

February 24, 2018

Demand continues to exceed expectations. But new trucking regulations are putting a damper on timely movement of cotton and other ag products.


Converting Generic Base for the Seed Cotton Program

February 23, 2018

In the third in a series of articles about the new seed cotton program, University of Georgia economists offer suggestions on converting a farm’s generic base to seed cotton base and/or other commodity bases.


Optimistic Marketing – With a Dose of Caution

February 22, 2018

Prices are up. Demand is good. It's the perfect time to keep an eye on details that could impact the cotton market, one way or the other.

Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.