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US Cotton Exporters Look to Double Trade with Bangladesh.

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States / Bangladesh – The Daily Star reports that the US wants to double its cotton exports to Bangladesh over the next five years, said senior officials of the Cotton Council International or CCI.

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NCC Leadership Delegation Completes Successful China Visit.

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States / China – A National Cotton Council (NCC) leadership delegation visited China from June 27–July 1 to share information with the Chinese cotton/textile industries and update them on the U.S. cotton industry.

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Better Yields to Boost Cotton Production in 2016/17.

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – In 2015/16, world cotton production fell by 17% to 21.7 million tons, the lowest volume since 2003/04. Low international cotton prices at planting time led to a 9% contraction in area to 31.1 million hectares and the world average yield decreased by 9% to 699 kg/ha.

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Emerging Dynamics in Cotton: Enhancing Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain.

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States / Pakistan – Registration for the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee since 1939 is underway. The event will be held at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30th to November 4th.

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USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning.

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers

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ICAC Announces Researcher of the Year for 2016.

By   /  June 3, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) announced Dr. Jack C. McCarty, of the USA, as the winner of its Researcher of the Year Award for 2016. The announcement was made during the World Cotton Research Conference-6, which was held in Goiânia, Brazil, from May 2 to 6. Dr. McCarty works for […]

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World Cotton Consumption Drops.

By   /  June 3, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – In 2015/16, world cotton consumption declined by 3% to 23.6 million tons and will likely remain at the same level in 2016/17 due primarily to low polyester prices and weak global economic growth. After reaching a record level of 10.9 million tons in 2007/08, cotton consumption in China has declined in […]

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World Cotton Consumption to Exceed Production in 2016/17.

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The initial U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2016/17 indicate that global cotton consumption will expand slightly and surpass production for the second consecutive season (fig. 1). World cotton mill use is projected to rebound in 2016/17 to 110.8 million bales

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BCI Appoints Chief Operating Officer.

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Geneva, Switzerland – BCI announced the appointment of Lena Staafgard, formerly Program Director-Global Supply, as Chief Operating Officer reporting to Alan McClay, CEO. In her new role, Lena will oversee the global operational effectiveness of the organisation, including the supply programme.

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Traceability Solution at ‘the Click of a Button’.

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Bremen, Germany – An inexpensive, full traceability system which will prove the authenticity of organic and other niche cottons could be in place by the end of the year as work continues on a project spearheaded by ICA Bremen, the international center for cotton testing, research and quality training.

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