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Bt cotton yields come at hidden cost to farmers – study

Bt cotton has increased crop yields for small farmers in southern India, a study has confirmed. But the increase is less than claimed...

International cotton market target at two dollars a pound

KARACHI  (February 14, 2011) : Now, cotton production in 2010-11 season is estimated around 12.0 million local weight bales as by 31st January, 2011,...

India finally dashes hopes for cotton import

* Country’s textile sector to face $320m additional expenses on cotton import By Razi Syed KARACHI:...

Cotton scales to record highs

The third-largest shipper of cotton will harvest a smaller amount of the soft fiber, which helped push cotton futures to record prices, Bloomberg reports....

Cotton production beats estimates

By Tahir Sherani Islamabad – Overall Cotton production remained 11.11 million bales during crop season 2010-11 against its revised production target of 10.98...

Cotton prices hit record Rs 55,500 per candy in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Feb 9 (PTI) Cotton prices in Gujarat surged to a record high of Rs 55,500 per candy (356 kg) today, a Cotton Corporation...

Raichur cotton soars to more than double of MSP

HUBLI, FEB. 8: Cotton prices in the Raichur market is currently quoted around Rs 5,625 a quintal, 69.23 per cent higher than...

Cotton rally: A classic bull market in hsitory

Any commodity market where one has to go back in time to the U.S. Civil War to find higher prices has to be considered...

Cotton produce better than India despite flood

LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and Cooperatives, Malik Ahmed Ali Olakh has said that despite unfavourable condition, average cotton production in...

Cotton Prices at Record Levels, Supplies Lowest Since 1993

Cotton prices are at record levels, near $1.70 per pound as supplies are at their lowest levels since 1993. We expect prices will continue...

Cotton Prices Are Driven by Fundamentals, ICAC’s Townsend Says

Cotton prices are being driven by “strong demand and fundamentals,” rather than speculators, said Terry Townsend, the executive director of the International Cotton Advisory...

Govt to review ceiling on cotton, yarn exports

Ministers’ group likely to meet in Feb as production improves With expectation of higher cotton production — 34 million bales during October 2009-September...

B Syama Sundari & M S Sriram: Collateral effect – Global...

Global cotton shortages and rising yarn prices are causing severe distress among Indian handloom weavers, necessitating a relief package to alleviate the problem. ...

Cotton flares up on mill demand, global cues

Chennai, Jan. 27 Cotton prices touched Rs 50,000 for a candy (356 kg) on Thursday on higher demand from mills in the South...

Cotton prices keep rising with New York futures’, by weekend domestic...

Karachi  (january 24, 2011) : cotton prices maintained upsurge on the market, though buying fluctuated both ways, climbing to all time high at rs10,600...

Cotton export ceiling of 55 L bales retained by CoS

The Committee of Secretaries (CoS) today met to review the cotton exports trends and retained the ceiling of 55 lakh bales of natural fibre...

Cotton Rises as Global Supply Tightens, Dollar Weakens; Orange Juice Falls

Cotton rose, capping the biggest two-day rally in a month, as global supplies tighten and the dollar’s slump boosted the appeal of U.S. exports....

Cotton fetches Rs 6,300 per quintal

AKOLA: Just a day after cotton fetched Rs 5,300 in Ralegaon market, farmers who sold cotton at Khamgaon market got Rs 6,300 per quintal...

USDA cotton production estimate raised

In its January crop report, USDA projected the ’10-11 US crop to be 18.32 million bales, up 50,000 bales from the December report. Upland...

Renewed interest in cotton raises farmers’ hopes

Milton Katia, a cotton farmer from Kathonzweni County in Eastern Province, is a hopeful man. A veteran of cotton farming since 1979, Mr...