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“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

Market Analysis

‘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

Market Analysis

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

Market Analysis

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

Cotton Incorporated, Cotton Board Laud Award-Winner’s Achievements

October 18, 2010

Cotton Incorporated and the Cotton Board have recognized Dr. Andrew Paterson, who was selected as the first recipient of the

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,

Cotton Exceeds $1.10

October 12, 2010

In September, noted economist Dr. O. A. Cleveland speculated that cotton prices could reach $1.25 per pound, but warned that

Staplcotn’s Woods Eastland Retires

October 12, 2010

After serving as President and CEO for the past 24 years, Woods E. Eastland, of Indianola, MS, has retired from

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Market Analysis

All Eyes on the Southwest as Contract Periods Shift

April 20, 2018

Mother Nature’s willingness to drop water on the Southwest plains will dictate price movement, as the May futures contract expires and July becomes the spot month.


USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2018

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

Market Analysis

Strong Demand, Drought Concerns Pushing Prices

April 14, 2018

Thanks to mill demand, shrinking quality stocks and increased drought concerns in the Southwest, cotton continues to post gains in spite of the selling pressure created by rolling positions to the July contract.


Branding is Key Marketing Tool for U.S. Cotton

April 10, 2018

Brands mean trust, which sells products, and cotton is no exception.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

April 9, 2018

The jury is still out on whether or not the “verbal war” between the U.S. and China will actually result in tariffs, and what the impact on cotton will be.

Market Analysis

Market Holds in Face of Tariff Rumblings

April 8, 2018

World consumption continues to support prices, but the mere suggestion of tariffs makes speculative fund managers nervous and increases market volatility.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Prices Rally on USDA Acreage Report

April 1, 2018

USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report pleasantly surprised the market, as seen by the price rally for cotton following the report’s release.

Market Analysis

Shurley: This is Now USDA’s Number for Cotton

April 1, 2018

In my opinion, USDA’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Start Pricing This Year’s Crop

March 24, 2018

Plant, plant, plant continues to be the motto. But it’s also time to add price, price, price to the discussion.


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.