The September WASDE will either confirm or contradict the current production benchmark. The market will try to anticipate any surprises related to these events, and the resulting volatility will give us what remains of a weather premium in the...
In cotton fields infested with Palmer amaranth, a study finds financial advantage to conventional tilling during the first, but in the second and third years, there was little difference in net returns between conventional and conservation tillage.
"Our goal," says Craig Brown, National Cotton Council, " is to convince key people who ultimately send signals on what type of fabric they want in consumer apparel that U.S. cotton is responsibility produced and strives for continuous improvement. "
While there was disappointment in not being able to get the NCC-backed cottonseed amendment included in last December’s omnibus spending bill, “Our focus continues to be on short-term economic relief.”
"“We’ve sat back and allowed polyester to take over and define sustainability,” says cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland, Jr. "Whoever heard of a petroleum, acid-based fiber being sustainable while cotton is not?”