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Setting The Record Straight

February 22, 2010

When Cotton Incorporated’s Jeanne Reeves set out to find a way to keep track of the company’s production costs on

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The Golden Ticket?

February 18, 2010

It’s been over a year since I toured the Cotton Incorporated facilities in Cary, NC, but I can remember just

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U.S. Trade Official Calls for Implementation of Haitian Apparel

February 18, 2010

Reuters Doug Palmer (Editing by Eric Beech) The top U.S. trade official has urged clothing manufacturers and retailers to help

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Cotton Prices Rise on Export Projections

February 9, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Cotton prices surged the most allowed by ICE Futures U.S., reaching a three-week high, after the

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Rabobank Paints Bearish Grains Picture

February 2, 2010

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn prices collapsed following the release of the January USDA report. Prices had rallied over

CFTC: No Manipulation in March 2008 Cotton Price Rise

January 12, 2010

By Gregory Meyer FinancialTimes.com US regulators found no evidence of manipulation in a March 2008 price rise that shook the

There’s More to Cotton Than Lint

January 8, 2010

Will the value of cottonseed exceed the value of fiber one day? Is it a question or a puzzle aimed

Painting a New Profit Picture

January 4, 2010

Who was Roberto Goizueta? He was Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. and he disturbed the present like no

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

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

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Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

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

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Calculating PLC Payments for the Seed Cotton Program

February 13, 2018

In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.

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Cotton Futures Nudge Higher, Despite Forecast for Rising U.S. Sowings

February 13, 2018

Cotton futures nudged higher, despite a much-watched survey on U.S. sowings showing a seven-year high, as the estimate came in

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USDA Announces New Cotton Board Appointments

February 12, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed 13 members, 13 alternate members and one advisor to serve three-year terms on The Cotton Board.

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The Bipartisan Budget Act: All About Cotton and Generic Base

February 11, 2018

University of Georgia Extension economists explain what farmers and landowners need to know now about cotton and generic base.

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NCC: Multiple Factors Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton

February 11, 2018

According to NCC economists, a few key factors will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook.

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Schneider to Head Cotton Council International in 2018

February 10, 2018

Ted Schneider, a producer from Lake Providence, LA, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2018.

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Talking Curveballs, Credibility and Carryovers

February 9, 2018

The February WASDE report served up a curve ball that caught the industry off guard. For the sake of USDA’s reputation, I hope they are correct.

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Still Optimistic, but Fundamentals Do Rule the Market

February 3, 2018

Last week’s price correction was overdue, yet the market is still positive. But it’s best to remember that the simple fundamentals of supply and demand do rule the day.

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Schniers Brothers are 2017 Marketers of the Year

February 1, 2018

2017 Marketers of the Year Doyle and Daryl Schniers rely on a variety of strategies – plus a little gut feel – when marketing their cotton.

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“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.