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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

Market Analysis

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

USDA Releases Monthly Supply and Demand Report

November 24, 2009

October’s U.S. cotton estimates for 2009/10 show lower production, lower ending stocks and higher prices. USDA’s cotton production forecast is

Tough Times for Cotton may Drive Prices Up 48 Percent

October 27, 2009

Bloomberg Yi Tian Cotton prices may jump 48 percent to a 14-year high because heavy rains in the Mississippi Delta

USDA to Conduct Cotton Research and Promotion Order Referendum

October 6, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that a referendum will be conducted among U.S. Upland cotton producers and

The Good News from Liverpool

October 6, 2009

Forgive me if this column appears to jump all over the place. I spent 20 hours yesterday (or was it

Gildan Activewear Joins COTTON USA in the USA Licensing Program

September 28, 2009

Cotton Council International (CCI) joins forces with Gildan – a leading global apparel manufacturer of T-shirts, sport shirts, fleece, underwear

U.S. Rains May Keep Cotton Prices Up

September 24, 2009

September 21, 2009 Shruti Date Singh Bloomberg LINK: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=adIEm0zFYmq8 Cotton prices “may remain stronger” as rain in the Mississippi River

Attendees Report from World Congress on Organic Cotton

September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009 Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, attendees at the World Congress of Organic Cotton’s “From Fashion

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December Futures Prices? Ask Mother Nature.

July 23, 2017

Opinions differ on where December futures prices may go. But there’s no doubt that Mother Nature holds the key to forthcoming price activity.

Market Analysis

With Market Oversold, Is Bullish Return Near?

July 14, 2017

The cotton invert continues, as both the U.S. and Australian crops are oversold.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Prices Continue to Flounder in Lower Range

July 14, 2017

The July USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates report was not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.

Market Analysis

Rain in India, U.S. Keeps Pressure on Prices

July 7, 2017

Beneficial rains in the U.S. and India kept pressure on cotton prices, as the December futures contract settled the past week unchanged.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Where Did the Acres Go?

July 6, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley says the recent USDA Planted Acreage report did not deliver as expected, making times a bit confusing for producers looking to manage risk.

Market Analysis

Bulls Push Market on Heels of USDA Planting Report

July 5, 2017

Smaller than expected U.S. cotton plantings – and the potential smaller crop – caught the bulls’ attention in the market.


Wrangler Joins Field to Market Sustainability Efforts

June 30, 2017

Wrangler is the first apparel brand to join the sustainable agriculture alliance.


Cotton LEADS Adds HUGO BOSS to Partner Ranks

June 29, 2017

Global fashion house HUGO BOSS is the newest member of the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Market Catching Its Breath After 10-Day Slide

June 23, 2017

After an unprecedented 10-day drop in prices, the market is trying to catch its breath.

Market Analysis

Mother Nature, Not Bulls, Managing the Market

June 16, 2017

Cotton prices took a big hit, and bullish signals are hard to find. Mother Nature is now in charge.


USDA Seeks Cotton Board Nominees

June 15, 2017

USDA is seeking nominations for candidates to fill 13 member and 13 alternate positions on the Cotton Board.