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India Cotton Production Increases
INDIA - The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has estimated 2011-12 cotton production at 353 lac bales, consumption at 252 lac bales and exports at 128.81 lac bales. Despite the increase in production, record cotton exports helped sustain Indian cotton pr
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International Cotton Prices Decline
INDIA - There is a decline in international cotton prices due to overstocking and lower global mill demand during the last Cotton Season. Domestic cotton prices have followed the global price decline trend, but less steeply, so that the differential
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Pakistan Cotton Revised Downwards
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY (market year) 2012/13(August-September) cotton production is revised downward to 9.4 million bales (480 lbs), 15 per cent lower from the previous estimate of 11 million bales and six per cent lower than the 2011/12 crop. Th
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Australia's Cotton Crop Revised Downwards
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s 2012-13 cotton crop has been revised downward (nearly six per cent) to 4.0 million bales. Planting of the 2012-13 cotton crop is largely complete with total area expected to be down by as much as 25-30% compared to last year
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China - Stockpiling Cotton Supplies
ANALYSIS - China accounted for half of the world cotton trade in 2011 and one-third this year, said Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's fall conference in St. Louis, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior edit
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Texas Cotton Getting a Genetic ‘Tune-up’
Can you imagine trying to build a competitive race car with old parts? Chances are, the entry would not fare well at the Indy 500. Very much the same thing might be said about today’s crops, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
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Modified Requirements to Broaden Cotton Ginning Scheme
SPAIN - To access the aid, ginning plants affected by the restructuring of the cotton sector must have participated in one of the four years between 2006 - 2007 and 2009 - 2010, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The Sp
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India Cotton Export Registration Policy Extended
INDIA - Earlier this month India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notification on procedures and conditions related to cotton export registration for the 2012/13 marketing year. Cotton exports will be allowed to continue under Open G
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Texas High Plains Cotton Crop Could be Above 10-year Average
US - Despite drought, record-high summer temperatures, an early freeze and the failure of many dryland fields, the Texas High Plains cotton crop could wind up being near or slightly above the 10-year average, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extensi
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$20 Billion Brazil Cotton Project
BRAZIL - Brazil and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed a new South-South cooperation agreement worth $20 million that aims to channel Brazilian expertise in cotton production to other developing countries. The four year collabora
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India Cotton Planting Area Continues to Rise
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton production is forecast 1.0 million 480 lb bales higher at 25.5 million bales, as late rains across central India have resulted in higher planted area and improved yield prospects in key cotton producing states. Co
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Vietnam Cotton Production Drops Slightly
VIETNAM - The Vietnam Marketing Year (MY) 2012/13 cotton supply and demand estimates include smaller production and ending stocks compared with last year. Production is down six per cent while cotton imports are up by five per cent. Domestic mill
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China to Stop Releasing Cotton Reserve
CHINA - China will stop releasing its cotton reserve by September 29 as this year's fresh cotton is launched onto the market, said an official from the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planning agency. "Our curre
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China's Cotton Genomics Research Gains Leading Position Worldwide
CHINA - Under the auspices of Cotton Research Institute of CAAS, the draft genome of a diploid cotton Gossypium raimondii was jointly completed by Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) Shenzhen, Peking University and other competent organisations. The a
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Less Cotton to be Planted in the Riverina
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in the NSW Riverina are expected to grow less cotton this season. The big drop in cotton prices in the last 12 months and the lure of more profitable grain crops are causing growers to pull back on plantings, reports ABCRural.
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Brazil's Cotton Exports Increase 146 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Cotton exports in 2012 were 483 000 tonnes, representing an increase of 146 per cent over the same period last year (196,000 tons), according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture. The value also more than doubled, from $410 million in
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Science Helps Boost Africa's Cotton Crops
AFRICA - Australian science is helping African cotton farmers grow higher quality cotton, and more of it. A delegation of researchers and farmers from Australia and Central and West Africa will deliver training to key African cotton farmers, industry
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Pests, High Temperatures Affect Turkey Cotton Yields
TURKEY - The market year (MY) 2012 Turkish cotton crop is now projected at 400,000 hectares and 600,000 MT (2.7 million bales). High local temperatures, frequent electricity cuts and repeated insect attacks in the GAP region had adverse affects on yi
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India Cotton Area, Production Revised Upwards
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton area and production are forecast higher at a respective 11.1 million hectares and 24.4 million 480 lb bales as rains across major growing areas have improved following the sporadic start of the monsoon. Harvest will l
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Brazil Cotton Exports Remain Strong
BRAZIL - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) forecasts 2012/13 export at 4.1 million bales, down 15 per cent from the 2011/12 record of 4.8 million bales. Brazil’s exports of cotton have been sustained at high levels due to the depreciation of
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Shift in Texas Cotton Could Occur as Grain Prices Remain High
US - High grain prices as a result of continuous drought in the Midwest could cause a potential shift in some Texas cotton acreage looking ahead to the 2013 crop year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. Dr John Robinson, Ag
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Tandou Profit Defies Falling Cotton Prices
AUSTRALIA - Despite plunging cotton prices, agribusiness Tandou has reported more than $7.5 million profit before tax. Localised flooding around Menindee in western New South Wales (NSW), where the company has a large cotton farm, hasn't put a dampen
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Cotton Future is Wrapped in Good Management
AUSTRALIA - Five years of research into cotton-growing in the sugar-rich Burdekin shows that farmers have the potential to reap lucrative returns if they carefully tailor practices to account for the monsoonal season. Department of Agriculture, Fishe
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Newly Found Genes May Lead to Nematode-Resistant Upland Cotton
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have made significant progress in finding genetic resistance to two key cotton pests—the root-knot nematode and the reniform nematode. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant geneticist Johnie Jenki
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China Cotton Stock Increase Leads Global Rise
CHINA - Global cotton stocks in 2012/13 are projected at a record 74.7 million bales, 6.9 million higher than last season. However, most of the stock increase is attributable to China where stocks are forecast to increase 4.9 million bales to 34.2 m
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