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Gildan Activewear Joins COTTON USA in the USA Licensing Program

September 28, 2009

Cotton Council International (CCI) joins forces with Gildan – a leading global apparel manufacturer of T-shirts, sport shirts, fleece, underwear

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U.S. Rains May Keep Cotton Prices Up

September 24, 2009

September 21, 2009 Shruti Date Singh Bloomberg LINK: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=adIEm0zFYmq8 Cotton prices “may remain stronger” as rain in the Mississippi River

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Attendees Report from World Congress on Organic Cotton

September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009 Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, attendees at the World Congress of Organic Cotton’s “From Fashion

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Demand Enhancement

September 15, 2009

The International Forum for Cotton Promotion (IFCP) will host a demand enhancement breakout session at the 68th Plenary Meeting of

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AFCOT Annual Dinner

September 15, 2009

The annual Association Française Cotonnière (AFCOT) dinner will be held October 9 at the Montreux Casino in Montreux, Switzerland. Montreux

Unpredictability Causing Price Peaks, Valleys

September 14, 2009

International market forces are changing the U.S. cotton marketing system. Export demand is driven by both foreign trade policies and

Understating the Value of Cottonseed?

September 14, 2009

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

Challenges Passed Challenges to Come

September 14, 2009

What a year it has been. Who could have predicted the turmoil that we have witnessed? As a result, our

Cottonseed Oil Production, Consumption On The Rise

September 12, 2009

U.S. production and consumption of cottonseed oil are expected to significantly increase this year, despite fewer cotton acres and a

The Power of Information

September 12, 2009

In today’s ultra competitive world, information is power. This is especially true when it comes to cotton and using information

Low Prices Spark Cotton Demand, Price Rebound

September 1, 2009

Bloomberg Cotton rose to a one-week high Monday, erasing an earlier decline, on speculation that the lowest prices since June

Cotton Inc. Takes the Show on the Road

August 25, 2009

Stuart Elliot The New York Times The song “Dixie” located the land of cotton as “way down south.” A promotion,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Branding is Key Marketing Tool for U.S. Cotton

April 10, 2018

Brands mean trust, which sells products, and cotton is no exception.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JCPenney Joins Cotton LEADS Program

March 22, 2018

JCPenney is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by joining the Cotton LEADS program.

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Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

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