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Cotton Prices Uncertain in 2017/18.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The Secretariat forecasts that the A Index in 2017/18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17.  This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015/16 to 2016/17, which suggests that such a drop is […]

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NCC Encouraged by Appropriations Process’ Inclusion of Cottonseed Policy.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – The FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee includes a number of key provisions from the industry’s cottonseed proposal to help provide economic relief to cotton producers until a new farm bill is in place.

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DPI Research Protecting Australian Cotton from Verticillium Wilt.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Orange, Australia – New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry to manage the risk associated with the disease.

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US Congress Calls on Administration for Economic Assistance for Cotton Producers.

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – A large, bipartisan block of 135 Senators and Representatives sent letters to President Trump strongly urging the Administration’s support, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program effective for the 2016 crop year and on an ongoing basis.

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Bangladesh to Cultivate BT Cotton.

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Financial Express reports that Bangladesh has taken an initiative to cultivate Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) cotton or BT cotton to boost cotton production. This was disclosed by  Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury  at the Parliament.

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Global Cotton Production Continues to Recover.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – In 2015/16, world cotton production declined by 19% to 21.3 million tons, which was the lowest volume since 2002/03. This was a result of both a 9% contraction in area due to low cotton prices and a 10% fall in the world average yield.

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Best Laboratory Practices for HVI Testing.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Bremen, Germany – ICA Bremen’s Axel Drieling recently visited the Brazilian Association of Producers of Cotton (ABRAPA) and its central laboratory (Centro Brasileiro de Referencia em Analise de Algado (CBRA) in Brasilia for consulting on Brazil’s Standard HVI Program (SBRHVI).

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Cotton Association of India (CAI) and China Cotton Association (CCA) Sign Historic MOU.

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

India / China – With a view to combine efforts to promote good cotton trading practices, upholding sanctity of contracts and pursuing the cause of cotton globally and more effectively, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) and China Cotton Association (CCA) signed a MOU on June 9, 2017, at the China International Conference in Chongqing.

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The European Union (EU) is now a Member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington, United States – The European Union (EU) is now a member of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). The membership of the EU in the ICAC is of strategic significance to the world cotton industry and the 150 million people involved in cotton production, marketing and processing each season. Some of the most important […]

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High Cotton Prices Persist Despite Rising Stocks Outside of China.

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington, United States – In 2016/17, world cotton production is estimated at 22.9 million tons while world mill use is projected at 24.3 million tons, which represents the second consecutive season where mill use has exceeded production. As a result, world ending stocks are forecast to decrease by 7% to 17.3 million tons. However, this […]

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