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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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Success for Cotton Class.

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Bremen, Germany – The eight day program took place in Bremen, Germany from 9 – 16 May and was delivered by industry experts from ICA Bremen, and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). The training concentrated purely on quality issues in raw cotton.

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Global Coalition Set to Make Sustainable Cotton the Mainstream Choice.

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040.

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NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial.

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – The National Cotton Council says the United States must remain a participant in a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because it has been and can continue to be a very positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles.

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