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Cotton Inc. Teams with Gap to Promote Denim Recycling

October 7, 2010

Through October 20, Gap and Cotton Incorporated are joining forces to convert consumers’ old jeans into denim-based insulation, which will


U.K. Apparel Retailers Absorbing Costs

October 7, 2010

Cotton prices might be at their highest level since 1995, but British consumers probably aren’t aware of that fact. That’s


Cotton Pricing: Unusual Conditions, Unusual Opportunities

September 24, 2010

This has been an unusual season in several ways. First, we saw unseasonably high cotton prices during the fall and


Cotton Exceeds $1 on Supply Concern

September 20, 2010

Bloomberg Cotton futures topped $1 a pound to 101.98 for December 2010 on September 20 in New York as supplies


Have Cotton Prices Really Reached a 15-Year High?

September 14, 2010

By Henry Gantz Editor A recent headline in a Bloomberg story hit me right between the eyes: “Cotton Reaches 15-Year

U.S. Stocks-to-Use Ratio Reaches 15-Year Low

September 13, 2010

Despite higher production in 2010/11 in both the U.S. and the world, both will see dramatic drops in stocks-to-use ratios.

Bearden Elected Cotton Incorporated Chairman

September 7, 2010

Plains, TX, cotton producer Ricky Bearden was unanimously elected Cotton Incorporated Chairman for the 2010-2012 term. He succeeds California grower

Bulls In Charge of Cotton-Price Run

September 7, 2010

Cotton for December 2010 delivery rose to 92.82 cents per pound Tuesday morning – the highest since March 5, 2008

Cotton Falls From 30-Month High On Speculative Selling

August 30, 2010

By Debarati Roy Bloomberg Cotton prices dropped from a 30- month high in New York amid signs of speculative selling.

Cotton Inc.: Temik Phase Out Highlights Needs for Research

August 24, 2010

Nematodes are the number one yield-robbing disease in cotton. Because Temik is the most widely used nematicide in cotton today,

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

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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.