Marketing Stories


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.

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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.

Market Analysis

Shurley: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

June 15, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, Dr. Don Shurley considers the report somewhat bearish.

Report Softens Prices, Consumption Concerns Rise

June 9, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report sent old crop and new crop prices lower at week’s end, as manmade fibers take aim at cotton.

Analysis Shows Value of Cotton Research & Promotion Program

June 7, 2017

A recent analysis of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program has shown that the Program provides strong, positive returns to cotton producers and importers.

Sleepy Market Watching U.S. Crop Progress

June 3, 2017

The cotton market snoozed all week, watching crop development and holding solid at 72-73 cents for new crop December.

Shurley: Prices Weaker but Remain Above Support

May 31, 2017

As growers complete planting and move fully into the growing season, evaluating the outlook and making price risk management decisions will be crucial.

Market Settling In as Old Crop Settles Out

May 31, 2017

On-call sales versus purchases are coming in line. Old crop July is done, and the open interest contract leader is now December.

Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Cotton Supply

May 26, 2017

Wrangler is partnering with a family of Alabama cotton growers on a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers achieve greater sustainable growing practices.

Fluctuations and Cancellations Create Interesting Week

May 22, 2017

Despite price fluctuations and export sales cancellations over the past week, the cotton market hangs tough as U.S. planting continues.

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Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.


NCC: Senate Confirms Key USTR Nominees

March 6, 2018

The NCC and other commodity organizations support the Senate confirmation of three key officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Market Analysis

The Market’s Advice: Plant, Plant, Plant!

March 4, 2018

As world and U.S. ending stocks continue to shrink, growers have an opportunity to price the 2018 crop in the low 80s.

Market Analysis

Trucking Issues Limiting Timely Cotton Movement

February 24, 2018

Demand continues to exceed expectations. But new trucking regulations are putting a damper on timely movement of cotton and other ag products.


Converting Generic Base for the Seed Cotton Program

February 23, 2018

In the third in a series of articles about the new seed cotton program, University of Georgia economists offer suggestions on converting a farm’s generic base to seed cotton base and/or other commodity bases.


Optimistic Marketing – With a Dose of Caution

February 22, 2018

Prices are up. Demand is good. It's the perfect time to keep an eye on details that could impact the cotton market, one way or the other.

Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

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


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.