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Cotton Quality and Yields

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 »

Mills Remain Consistently Loyal To Best Quality

By Bob Antoshak Managing Director Olah, Incorporated FiberMax Exports – A Driving Force There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately over falling prices for cotton. Most often, industry analysts say that lower prices are due to weaker demand from textile mills, growing global stocks, a resurgence of synthetic fibers – or a combination of all three. While it’s true ... Read More »

Managing For Earliness: Strategy Works In Mississippi

By Tommy Horton Editor The idea of planting a cotton crop early sounds so logical and simple to implement. Why wouldn’t any producer be willing to plant the seed earlier, avoid additional insect and weed pests, lower input costs – and wind up with increased yields and profits? As any experienced farmer can attest, different environments across the Cotton Belt ... Read More »

Urban Versus Rural

By Kelley Green Austin, Texas When most Americans hear the phrase “Two Americas,” they think of the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots” – a major talking point in the 2004 presidential election. When I hear this phrase, I think of rural America versus urban America. Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is headquartered in downtown Austin, Texas. Our state has ... Read More »

Early Maturing Crop Continues On Fast Track

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu Weather continues to be the force that is most affecting our cotton. According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending June 10, squaring is at 25 percent or beyond, which is 14 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was six percent very poor, 24 ... Read More »

Promoting The Positives

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO The National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, Cotton Council International (CCI), is capitalizing on more than 55 years of experience in creating, building and filling the global demand for U.S. cotton fiber and products. What is CCI’s mission? CCI strives to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and manufactured cotton products. From the initial mill ... Read More »

High Plains Improves Quality For Market Demand

By Steve Verett Executive Vice President Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.   Quality’s Foundation Quality is at the forefront of everything we strive for in the cotton industry here on the High Plains of Texas. Over the past decade, we’ve made tremendous strides in improving our product, and we’re proud that today textile mills around the world find our cotton to ... Read More »