Marketing Stories


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

The Trickle-Down Effect: Product Quality Starts At The Fiber

January 26, 2009

The United States is the largest market for high-end cotton apparel and home furnishings, and consumer shopping patterns now have

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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.