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22 May 2012
Likely Shift from Cotton to Soy for India's Farmers
INDIA - India's cotton cultivation area could shrink this year by as much as 20 per cent, as farmers consider planting the current preferred cash crop - soybeans....
16 May 2012
China Cotton Production Forecast Down by Nine Per Cent
CHINA - China cotton production for 2012/13 is forecast at 30.5 million bales (6.64 million tons), down 3.0 million or 9 per cent from last year. The forecast area of 5.0 million hectares is...
India: GM Crops 'Need of the Hour', Say Experts
INDIA - Genetically Modified (GM) seeds are the need of the hour to bolster farm production in the face of rising demand, and a way to match productivity of countries such as China and Vietnam,...
Rains Jump-Start Texas Cotton Planting, Moisture Critical in Areas
US - The forecast for Texas cotton remains mixed, depending upon which part of the state you’re talking about, said Dr. Gaylon Morgan, associate professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service...
14 May 2012
Record Chinese Imports Boost World Cotton Trade in 2011/12
CHINA - Global cotton trade is expected to rise by 13 per cent to 8.6 million tons in 2011/12, driven by record imports from China. Imports by the rest of the world are projected to fall by 18...
09 May 2012
Peru Cotton Production Expected to Fall
PERU - Cotton production in Peru is expected at 38,500 MT in CY 2012. Cotton imports in CY 2011 reached 66,571 MT, of which 66,080 MT were imported from the United States....
04 May 2012
Volatile Prices Affect Mexico Cotton
MEXICO - The Post/New MY (market year) 2012/13 total Mexican cotton production is forecast to decrease approximately 17 per cent due to a drop in planted area resulting from continued volatility...
02 May 2012
Economist: US Farm Bill Shifts to Risk Management, Reduces Overlap
ANALYSIS - Karl Zulauf, agricultural economist and professor at The Ohio State University, said with the elimination of direct payments, creation of ARC, and enhancements to crop insurance, the...
01 May 2012
Indian Government Allows Further Cotton Exports
INDIA - The government of India yesterday decided to allow further cotton exports in 2011-12 marketing year ending September, as production estimates have been revised upwards....
27 April 2012
Normal Rains Expected in India, Boosts Harvest Prospects
INDIA - India is expected to have a normal monsoon for the third consecutive year, boosting prospects of good harvests and higher rural incomes....
Does the US Farm Bill Give Farmers What They Want?
ANALYSIS - The long and almost tortuous progress of the US 2012 Farm Bill appears to be reaching a conclusion as the Agriculture Committee passed the bipartisan proposals with a majority of 16-5,...
25 April 2012
US Organic Cotton Production Dips 35 Per Cent
US - Momentum to seriously address sustainability issues within the textile industry is gaining traction at the brand level. While initial surveys from the 2011 Cotton Market Report indicate...
19 April 2012
Another Volatile Price Day After the USDA Reports
US - It seems like every time USDA released a corn or soybean report over the past few years the market reaction has been frantic. Futures prices have shifted substantially, sometimes to their...
18 April 2012
Nanotech Cotton Opens Up New Possibilities for the Fibre
US - Cotton is going high-tech in New Orleans, La., where a team of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists is continuing a long tradition of innovative research on the prized natural...
17 April 2012
Indonesian Cotton Imports Likely to Decline
INDONESIA - Indonesian cotton imports likely to decline to 1.8 million bales in the 2011/12 year due to international cotton price volatility....
13 April 2012
Pakistan's Cotton Crop Forecasts Up for 2012/13
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY 2012/13 cotton crop is forecast at 11 million (480 lb) bales, 10 per cent higher than the adjusted current marketing year production level and the second largest...
12 April 2012
Cotton Imports Declined Due to Price Hike
THAILAND - MY2010/11 and MY2011/12 cotton import demand plummeted due to a spike in world cotton prices and an economic slowdown domestically and internationally, and widespread flooding in...
11 April 2012
Oilseed Production Forecast is Up Eight Per Cent
PAKISTAN - MY 2012/13 oilseed production is forecast at a record 5.8 MMT, up eight per cent from the estimated 5.7 MMT harvested in MY 2011/12....
Brazil's 2012-13 Cotton Production Forecast at 8.3 Million Bales
BRAZIL - Post forecasts 2012/13 cotton area will decrease to 1.250 million hectares, or a reduction of 10 per cent compared to 2011/12, and produce 8.3 million bales based on a yield trend...
06 April 2012
Bangladesh Cotton Imports to Decline
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh raw cotton imports in MY 2011/12 are estimated at 3.25 million bales, a 12 percent decrease from the MY 2010/11 import level. ...
India’s 2012/13 Cotton Production Forecast Down
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton production is forecast at 32.3 million 170 kg bales (25.2 million 480 lb bales), down two million bales....
Turkish Cotton Production Expected to Decrease
TURKEY - Turkish cotton area and production are projected to decrease about thirteen percent to 420,000 hectares and 630,000 MT (2.8 million bales) in MY 2012. Domestic cotton production and...
05 April 2012
2012/13 Cotton Production Forecast at 4.6 Million Bales
AUSTRALIA - Cotton production for 2012/13 is forecast at 4.6 million bales, equivalent to this year’s estimated record crop, according to the latest USDA Australia Cotton and Products Annual...
Pakistan to Beat Own Cotton Production Record
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has beaten its own highest cotton production record of 14.3 million bales of year 2004 and may touch 15 million bales mark as the country’s ginneries record arrival of over...
02 April 2012
Use of Bt Cotton Seeds Doubles India’s Cotton Output
INDIA - India’s cotton output has grown more than two times after it started using Bt cotton seeds for cultivation....
US Growers to Plant One of Largest Corn Crops in History
US – There are still many sharp turns and bumps expected on the road to fall harvest, but the crop report issued Friday by the USDA indicates that US farmers are preparing to plant 95.9 million...
30 March 2012
World Cotton Trade To Continue Rebound in 2011/12
GLOBAL - World cotton exports are estimated at 38.8 million bales in 2011/12, an increase of 8 per cent from a year ago, continuing a rebound which started 2 years ago. While shipments by some...
28 March 2012
Researchers: Timing Critical when Watering High Plains Cotton
US - In semiarid farming regions where every drop of water counts, Texas AgriLife Research scientists say timing the application of available water is becoming more critical when it comes to...
27 March 2012
CropWorld North America 2012 Kicks Off
GLOBAL - CropWorld North America 2012 kicked off today in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, with speakers addressing policy challenges, new technologies, regulatory issues as well as sustainability...
US Cotton Supply and Demand Revised Slightly in March
US - The US cotton crop for 2011/12 remains estimated at 15.7 million bales (upland at 14.8 million bales and extra-long staple (ELS) at 650,000 bales), compared with last season’s 18.1-million-bale...
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