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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

Market Analysis

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

Marketing

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

Promotion

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”

Marketing

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

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

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

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

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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.

Marketing

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.

Promotion

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.

Promotion

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.