Marketing Stories


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

U.S., Brazil Consider Settlement on Cotton Subsidy Issue

April 7, 2010

Reuters Maria Carolina Marcello Brazil delayed slapping import duties on U.S. goods for two weeks on Monday after getting a

It’s a Jeans World: Doing it with Denim

March 31, 2010

It’s really no mystery why some of our most useful inventions have roots that date back hundreds of years. After

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U.S. Sales Booming to Meet Bullish Demand

November 17, 2017

Cotton appears to be caught in a battle between supply and supply. And that keeps prices well positioned to stay where they are.

Market Analysis

Increased Cotton Demand Moving the Market

November 11, 2017

A bullish supply demand report for November proves that demand moves markets. And demand for cotton has resurfaced.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Yields, Quality, Consumption Still Rising

November 4, 2017

Reports of high yields, premium quality and growing consumption are keeping prices at the higher end of the trading range.

Market Analysis

India and Frost Combine to Prop Up Market

October 27, 2017

India’s plan to keep more of its cotton for domestic use, plus a potential freeze in West Texas, propped up the market during the past week.

Market Analysis

Bears Growling on Harvest and Demand Challenges

October 22, 2017

Although current trading activity represents a bearish price outlook, Dr. O.A. Cleveland still believes the 65 cent price support will hold. . .even though more experts are abandoning that position.

Market Analysis

Shurley: October Numbers Not As Expected, But Prices Hold

October 18, 2017

USDA’s October production and supply and demand estimates are like apples – pick and choose and you’ll find some numbers you like...and some you won’t.

Market Analysis

Trying to Read the Market: Bearish, Neutral or Bullish?

October 13, 2017

After finding USDA’s October WASDE report initially bearish and somewhat neutral, cotton prices went mildly bullish thinking about stronger demand and the real size of the U.S. and foreign crops.

Market Analysis

Examining Loan Program and Rate Changes for 2017

October 9, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley provides an analysis of what changes in the marketing assistance loan for 2017 could mean for cotton growers.

Market Analysis

Prices Still Sideways as Bearish Moods Grow

October 6, 2017

The market is watching weather and waiting for USDA’s October report. But bearish signs are starting to surface in some segments.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Market in Hang On and Wait Mode

October 1, 2017

Cotton prices are holding without clear direction right now, as the market continues to watch USDA projections and harvest conditions for answers.

Market Analysis

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.