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22 September 2014
McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
29 August 2014
Weed Resistance: Concern Growing over Global Issue
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance is a growing issue around the globe. Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science at the University of Illinois, shares global challenges that growers are facing...
25 August 2014
Pakistan Reports Surge in Cotton Prices
PAKISTAN - Price of cotton bounced back by Rs.100 per maund (37.324 kilograms) to Rs.5,600 per maund at the local open markets, as the demand for the commodity remained high, a dealer said last...
22 August 2014
India Set to Become World’s Largest Cotton Producer
ANALYSIS - Mumbai based Cotton Association on India (CAI) has said that with cotton crop for the season 2013-14 beginning October 1, 2013 pegged at 40.05 million bales of 170 kg each is set to...
11 August 2014
India’s Cotton Exports Down by 19 Per Cent in June 2014
INDIA - Delhi based India's export import research company; Infodrive India has announced that Indian cotton exports have recorded a negative growth of 19.09 per cent in value terms during the...
07 August 2014
High Plains Cotton Generally in Good Shape, But Rain Needed
US - Despite a few setbacks, such as cooler-than-normal weather, Panhandle and South Plains cotton is in pretty good shape, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
Bangladesh's Raw Cotton Imports Projected to Increase
BANGLADESH - MY 2013/14 and MY 2014/15 production levels are projected at 115,000 and 120,000 bales on good weather and increased hybrid seed usage....
25 July 2014
India Targets 261 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Output during 2014-15
INDIA - India has estimated 261 million tonnes of foodgrain output during 2014-15 fiscal year period, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Indian minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries...
15 July 2014
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
11 July 2014
India’s Food Grains, Oilseeds Estimates 264.4 MT in 2013-14
INDIA - Indian agriculture sector will see a record production of food grains and oilseeds in the year 2013-14, according to the Economic Survey for 2013-14, released on July 9, 2014....
04 July 2014
Bayer Responds to Bee Announcements Regarding Neonicotinoids
GLOBAL - Bayer remains committed to environmentally safe use of its products. More than 100 studies have concluded that when used according to label instructions, neonicotinoids are not harmful...
30 June 2014
Screen Your Waterhemp for Herbicide Resistance
US - Herbicide-resistant waterhemp populations continue to expand into more areas of Illinois each season, writes Aaron Hager, University of Illinois....
24 June 2014
Cotton Incorporated: Global Market Fundamentals, Price Outlook
GLOBAL - According to a report by Cotton Incorporated, both New York futures and the A Index moved lower last month while Chinese prices remained stable. ...
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
27 May 2014
India’s Cotton Yarn Exports to Cross $4.7 billion in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s cotton yarn exports is estimated to cross $4.7 billion during the 2013-14 financial year (April 2013-March 2014), as per a study conducted by the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion...
26 May 2014
India Cotton Arrivals Touch 38.3 Million Bales during 2013-14 Season
INDIA - Cotton production in the country has been recorded at 38.3 million bales of 170 bales each during the 2013-14 season till September, writes Jagdish Kumar....
22 May 2014
Cotton Outlook Better than Last Year but Still a Mixed Bag
US - Though recent rains improved the cotton outlook for some regions, it’s still a “mixed bag” for the state overall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
15 May 2014
Indian Firm to Build Cotton Mill in Ethiopia
INDIA - Mumbai-based ShriVallabh Pittie (SVP) group’s SVP Textiles Private Limited Company has break the ground for building a $550 million cotton mill in Kombolcha town in Amhara Regional...
09 May 2014
Punjab to Introduce Cotton Mechanisation Plan
INDIA - In order to maximize cotton cultivators profit in the state, Punjab state has decided to implement cotton mechanisation programme in cotton-producing Malwa belt of south-west Punjab,...
06 May 2014
Cotton Incorporated: US Macro Indicators & the Cotton Supply Chain
GLOBAL - In an advance estimate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis determined the U.S. economy grew only 0.1% in the first quarter (seasonally-adjusted, annual rate). This was the slowest pace...
01 May 2014
Large Indonesian Cotton Mills Expanding Operations
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Ministry of Industry reported that Indonesia was the world’s 9th largest textile exporter, with total exports valued at $12.5 billion in CY 2012....
29 April 2014
India Ratings Assigns Stable Outlook To Cotton Sector For 2014-15
INDIA - Mumbai based credit rating agency, India Ratings has assigned stable outlook to cotton sector for 2014-15 fiscal year (April 2014-March 2015) from negative, writes Jagdish Kumar....
24 April 2014
Australia Produces World's Highest Cotton Yields
AUSTRALIA - Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of raw cotton with over 90 per cent of the domestic crop exported, mainly to China, Indonesia and Thailand....
15 April 2014
Total Mexican Cotton Production Forecast to Rise
MEXICO - The Post/New MY 2014/15 total Mexican cotton production is forecast to increase approximately 16 per cent due to an expected increase in planted area....
11 April 2014
Cotton Incorporated: Prices Outside China Flat to Lower; CC Index Lower
GLOBAL - Prices outside China were flat to lower last month, while the CC Index decreased in early April....
04 April 2014
Spain Cotton Has Critical Implications
SPAIN - Spain and Greece are the only two EU member states that grow cotton. In Spain, the large majority of cotton production is concentrated in Andalucía, especially in the provinces of Cadiz...
Thai Cotton Yarn Production up from Previous Year
THAILAND - Cotton imports in Marketing Year (MY) 2012/13 increased 19 per cent to 1.5 million bales as spinning mills experienced greater demand for cotton yarn and the Thai economy improved....
03 April 2014
Uzbekistan Cotton Producers Face Problems Achieving State Targets
UZBEKISTAN - Uzbekistan's marketing year (MY) 2013/14 final lint production is estimated at 4.45 million bales....
02 April 2014
Pakistan Cotton Production Estimated to Drop Marginally
PAKISTAN - For the current market year (2013/14), cotton production is estimated to be 9.2 million bales, marginally down than last year due to a five per cent decrease in cotton area. Cotton...
Turkey's Oilseed Production Expected to Remain Same as Last Year
TURKEY - Turkey’s total production of oilseeds covered by this report (soy, sunflower and cottonseed) in MY 2014 expected to remain the same as last year, about 2.2 MMT....
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