Cotton

Cotton grant sets sights on market diversification

The Australian cotton industry has received a $692,456 grant from the Australian Government to explore markets with potential growth…Read More

Grain Central, July 26, 2021

Cotton textile waste returned to field as soil improver

A cotton farm just outside Goondiwindi on the NSW-Queensland border is the site of a ground breaking trial to test whether shredded cotton products could offer benefits to cotton soil health, and a scalable solution to textile waste…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2021

China’s cotton imports rise to seven-year high: USDA

China’s imports of cotton are forecast at a seven-year high, driven by the highest projected consumption in three years, robust State Reserve (SR) imports, and attractive prices for imported cotton relative to domestic supplies…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2021

Australian cotton holds key to sustainable fashion future: Nuffield

If Australian cotton was to be spun into a single origin yarn, it could capture added value as an environmental and socially responsibly produced fabric, according to Nuffield Scholar, Tamara Uebergang,..Read More

Grain Central, May 6, 2021

Pickers roll through 2.7-million-bale cotton crop

Cotton Australia has nudged up its estimate for this season’s cotton production to “2.7 million bales and rising” as pickers move through crops from Central Queensland to southern NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 5, 2021

Top-end cotton gin set to be up and running in 2022

The potential to develop a thriving cotton industry in Australia’s north has been given a boost with a new gin near Katherine set to be operational in 2022. ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2021

Global cotton consumption outstrips supply: USDA

World cotton consumption is expected to exceed production for the second year in a row, reducing world stocks by 3.2 million bales…Read More

Grain Central, March 10, 2021

Savvy, new starters take out cotton establishment awards

The two winners of the 2020–21 FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, drawing on the latest tools, techniques and advice with outstanding results…Read More

Grain Central, March 1, 2021

Prospects for 2.3Mb cotton crop consolidate as picking nears

Australia is on track to produce a cotton crop of around 2.3 million bales, and prices are firming as the start of picking approaches.
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Neil Lyon and Liz Wells, January 22, 2021

Strong US cotton exports buoyed by China: USDA

Record United States shipments of cotton through December are supporting a stronger US export forecast at 15.25 million bales (Mb), despite production falling 5Mb from the previous year…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2021

COVID-19 impacts global cotton sector: USDA

COVID-19 has dramatically impacted nearly every sector of the global economy, and the cotton sector is no exception…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2020

Rain helps cotton yield outlook, prompts late planting

Australia is on track to produce a cotton crop almost four times the size of last year’s, but still well below the long-term average, with recent rain helping underpin yield prospects…Read More

Liz Wells, December 9, 2020

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