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Reasons For Optimism

February 11, 2009

Well, we’re finally at the end of a long road as we finish up the final pages of our redesign

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The Dickensian State Of Cotton

February 9, 2009

Allenberg Cotton Co. CEO Joe Nicosia began by quoting Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the

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Click-Clack.

February 9, 2009

Many years and almost as many surgeries ago, I was a dedicated weekend tennis player. Note I said dedicated, not

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Differentiating U.S. Cotton

February 9, 2009

As U.S. cotton faces increased competition from not only synthetics, but from cottons produced in other countries, Cotton Incorporated is

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From Boll to Bobbin, Field to Fabric

February 5, 2009

At an early age, I realized that you shouldn’t make any judgments or assumptions about anyone until you know what

Cotton – The Natural Choice

February 5, 2009

April 22, was Earth Day. Founded to increase the focus of environmental awareness, Earth Day was a great opportunity to

Something in Common

February 4, 2009

“The new systems have the potential to do away with the module builder and the boll buggy,” says Dr. Gregg

A Firm Foothold for U.S. Cotton

February 3, 2009

As the cotton industry continues its expansion around the globe, Cotton Incorporated has taken a proactive step toward ensuring a

Just the Same, but Different

February 3, 2009

Once upon a time at another publication, a friend wrote the headline above and it stuck with me over the

Protecting The Brand

February 2, 2009

Long renowned for producing some of the best quality fiber on the planet, Egyptian cotton has never had trouble promoting

Working The Runways

January 29, 2009

The industry is flooding with speculation about the emerging middle classes of China and India and how this will affect

FCStone Acquires Globecot For Rock Solid Performance In Global Cotton

January 27, 2009

Cotton merchants and international textile manufacturers could be the beneficiaries of a recent acquisition that unites a leader in commodity

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With Market Oversold, Is Bullish Return Near?

July 14, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wrangler Joins Field to Market Sustainability Efforts

June 30, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.