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Cotton Quality and Yields

Mills Expect Better Quality For Cotton

By Bill Dwyer Senior Manager – Advisory FC Stone Australia Higher Expectations During the last decade, the cotton requirements of spinning mills have undergone a quantum leap. With a far greater understanding of the components of cotton quality today than 10 years ago, the expectations placed upon the supply chain are far greater than ever before. With faster and more ... Read More »

Missouri Gin Committed To Quality

By Tommy Horton Editor The Missouri Bootheel region has always had a reputation for producing high-quality cotton. However, it takes a united effort from producers and ginners to maintain such an enviable record of achievement. One example of how this region’s ginning sector is committed to delivering superior cotton can be found at the Farmers Union Gin in Senath, Mo. ... Read More »

Major Ginning Priority: Keep The Cotton Clean

Most of us demand 100 percent cotton in the clothes we buy, especially for us guys. Nothing provides the comfort like the feel of a cotton shirt or pants. Anytime plastic fibers like polyester are introduced to the blend it diminishes the comfort level and value of the garment for me. The same goes for a textile mill when buying ... Read More »

Crop Inches Closer To Defoliation

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu This has been such an unusual year for Missouri producers. We have set so many record highs, and we have worsening drought conditions. All of our cotton-growing area is classified as extreme drought. Although we have isolated and scattered showers forecast for the next 10 days, the drought monitor forecast through September calls for higher-than-normal temperatures ... Read More »

WEB POLL: 2011 Vs. 2012 Crop Progress Report

Because of excess rains and flooding to extreme drought conditions, many cotton producers were anxious to put the 2011 season behind them. Before it was completely out of mind though, Cotton Farming asked its readers to compare the progress of their 2012 crop to that of their 2011 crop at mid-season. Following is a sampling of the many comments that ... Read More »

What’s Really Beautiful? A Bloom In June

By Tommy Horton Editor For as long as I can remember, cotton producers across this country have never been afraid of innovation and technology. That’s what gives this industry such a respected global reputation. You can always count on U.S. producers to be out front when it comes to a new production practice. Recently, I saw this kind of innovation ... Read More »

Many Factors Affect Cotton Demand

By Keith Flurry London, England • Based in Rabobank’s London office. • Specializes in soft commodity market forecasting. • Concentrates on coffee, sugar, cocoa and cotton. • Undergraduate degree from Univ. of Calif-Davis. • Masters degrees from Univ. of Hohenheim in Germany and Univ. of Wageningen in the Netherlands. • Previously worked for consultancy in Germany and also was with ... Read More »