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Cotton prices down this year even as SE Mo. acres increase

Cotton planting got off to a late start. Then came a disastrous drought coupled with scorching heat. Now an unusually wet fall is making...

Cotton prices down this year

Cotton planting got off to a late start. Then came a disastrous drought coupled with scorching heat. Now an unusually wet fall is making...

Gujarat cotton output likely to dip 28% this year

The delayed monsoon, which was slated to prove disastrous for cotton produce in the state, might just prove to be a minor saving grace....

USDA – Weekly Cotton Market Review: August 17, 2012

Average spot cotton quotations were just over two and one-half cents lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton...

USDA – Weekly Cotton Market Review: August 10, 2012

Average spot cotton quotations were four and one-half cents higher than the previ¬ous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Pro¬gram.  Quotations...

Cotton crop disappointing in South Texas

The drought of 2011 and 2012 has had a major negative impact on cotton in the local area.  Yields this year were such that...

USDA – Weekly Cotton Market Review: July 6, 2012

Average spot cotton quotations were 85 points higher than the previous week, according  to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Program. Quotations  for the...

USDA – Weekly Cotton Market Review: April 13, 2012

Spot cotton quotations averaged 53 points lower than the previous week, according  to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Program. Quotations  for the base...

USDA: Weekly Cotton Market Review: March 30, 2012

Average spot cotton quotations were 368 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Program. Quotations for the...

Seed companies reap rich harvest on Bt cotton wave

Bt cotton has doubled the seed industry and boosted the fortunes of Indian seed firms. For the boom to continue, yields need to improve...

Cotton export demand may slow by mid December

Mumbai-Despite an estimated record crop of 27.3 million 480 lb bales, Indian cotton arrivals continue to lag the 2010/11 pace due to the late...

Local cotton harvest suffers from worldwide surplus, drought, Irene

Based on predictions of record-high prices this year and a major increase in worldwide demand, Lenoir County farmers – and their counterparts across the...

Cotton stalks causing problems for farmers in much of Texas

Severe drought across much of Texas made it difficult to grow cotton this year, and cotton specialists at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in...

USDA – Weekly Cotton Review: October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011  Spot cotton quotations averaged 85 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Program.  Quotations for...

Texas cattle producers exploring option of feeding whole cotton plants

COLLEGE STATION – Texas beef producers are exploring the use of whole cotton plants as a protein source for cattle due to extreme drought...

Patches of pain as cotton crop withers

ROPESVILLE - A brittle brown stalk of cotton rises against the barren field near here, a tombstone for a harvest that never happened. It's a straggler,...

NY cotton settles lower and market may see more losses

NEW YORK: Cotton futures settled higher Friday on investor buying to end a 3-day losing streak as firmer outside markets gave fiber contracts a...

Season’s first bale of cotton to arrive soon

Caddo-Bossier parishes could have the season's first bale of cotton within the next seven to 10 days. That is the word from Caddo Parish...

Africa: Cotton ‘Topping’ Cuts Bollworm Infestations, Study Finds

Cutting the shoot tips of the tops of cotton plants may control key pests and potentially reduce cotton farmers' dependence on insecticides, according to...

Cotton outlook mixed

COLLEGE STATION — Despite recent storms, most of the state — and large parts of its cotton-growing regions — remained under severe to extreme...