Cotton: New Chinese Policy a Boon to U.S. Farmers

🕔Dec 19, 2017China for years has been the final destination for the products that we as American’s recycle, much to the dismay of the Chinese environment.  Apparently “enough is enough” as they […]

Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time

🕔Oct 23, 2017Cotton prices were on their heels all week defending the 67 cent area and settled the week at 66.88 cents.  This was the lowest settlement since August 16.  Merchants continued […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend

🕔Mar 31, 2017The much talked about 2017 Prospective Plantings Report for U.S. cotton was released Friday with little fanfare. The report indicated growers would plant 12.2 million acres, up 21 percent from […]

Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN

🕔Mar 17, 2017The declining health of the cotton bull continues to draw discussion, but symptoms are few as he made an impressive stand on the week. The new crop December contract established […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Textile Mills Behind the 8 Ball; More on the Polyester Teams

🕔Jan 20, 2017Cotton prices ended on an upbeat as the market spent the week consolidating gains it made two and three weeks ago when it broke above the 72 cent trading mark […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bull Sightings; Polyester Lost its Crown – Heads Up Adidas, Nike

🕔Jan 8, 2017The demand side of the price equation for cotton flexed it muscles this week and shot the market higher as prices reached a 5 month high. At every turn bullish news […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Price Doldrums; Faux Egyptian Cotton; MSU Polyester

🕔Aug 26, 2016It happens every year, every August, even in July sometimes. I had written it off this year, thinking the market was too exciting, but the Dog Days of August have […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Chinese Sale Details; ‘Polyester Cup’ Baseball

🕔Apr 15, 2016An exciting bullish week for cotton prices turned bearish as prices ran ahead of demand. Export sales pulled back, swamping the price advance in its wake. As sales bit the […]

Sugarcane: Tons of Waste Might Have Value in Polymer Process

🕔Feb 22, 2016An LSU AgCenter scientist is exploring using byproducts of sugar processing to make polymers. Michael Vincent, a postdoctoral researcher at the Audubon Sugar Institute, has made polymers using aconitic acid […]

Cotton Market: Polyester Prices Hurting Market Share

🕔Feb 18, 2016When cotton prices dropped at the start of 2014/15, the gap between international cotton prices, as represented by the Cotlook A index, and polyester prices in China, which accounts for […]

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