Marketing Stories


How Dead Is Doha?

June 1, 2009

The failure of July’s Doha Round talks translated into more of the same from representatives of seven of the world’s


Making Tough Decisions

June 1, 2009

Just as escalating costs continue placing great strains on your cotton growing operation, Cotton Incorporated is also forced to make

Market Analysis

Cotton Demand Facing Difficult Climate

May 27, 2009

By their very definition, markets are places where parties with competing goals come together. Sellers are trying to sell at

Market Analysis

Survey: U.S. Cotton Stocks Could Reach Six-Year Low

May 11, 2009

U.S. cotton inventories may fall to the lowest in six years by July 2010 as demand from domestic and overseas


The Time is Right

May 11, 2009

For two generations of consumers, “The Touch, The Feel of Cotton ― The Fabric of Our Lives” were the lyrics

“The Fabric of Our Lives” Gets a Reprise

May 11, 2009

For two generations ‚”The touch, the feel of cotton” are the lyrics that have linked consumers to cotton. Cotton Incorporated

FiberMax Honors New Class of One Ton Growers

May 11, 2009

Bayer CropScience recently hosted the fourth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet to honor the 2008 class of One

Will Next Year Finally Be the “Next Year” We’ve Been Talking About?

April 28, 2009

Don’t look now, but there’s a little bit of a rally going on in the cotton market. The NYBOT December

Q&A with Monica Forti – Director of International Trading at The Seam

March 24, 2009

Could you describe your position at The Seam? My responsibility is to direct the international trading. Our International Marketplace includes

Pakistani Mills Look For The Competitive Edge

March 23, 2009

Pakistan’s cotton and textile industries have adapted to changes in the global cotton trading environment during recent years by investing

Bullish Hope Challenged

March 19, 2009

December ’09 futures by November had dropped in excess of 50 cents per pound in 4 months. In the meantime,

Positioning for the Rebound

March 12, 2009

The cotton industry is facing some of the most difficult hurdles it has had to clear in recent years. As

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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.

Market Analysis

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


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.


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.

Market Analysis

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.


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.

Market Analysis

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.

Market Analysis

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.


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.

Market Analysis

“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.