Cotton

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Cotton classed as young, vibrant industry

The age of the average cotton grower in Australia is a sprightly 47.2 years and the vast majority of producers are upbeat about the future of their industry, according to the 2018 CRDC grower survey…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 12, 2019

Top producers capitalise on stand-out 2018 cotton season

The top 20 per cent of cotton growers in 2018 grew more cotton for less cost and significantly higher returns than the ‘average’ farmer, according to the recently-released 2018 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 4, 2019

Namoi Cotton sees dry likely to impact 2020

Major Australian cotton ginner and marketer Namoi Cotton has reported a net loss after tax of $556,000 in the year to 28 February from its first year as a listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange…Read More

Grain Central, June 26, 2019

Australian cotton prices start to lose their gloss

Winds of change are coming to Australian cotton, as the world market prices in the doldrums permeate new season outlook…Read More

Grain Central, June 13, 2019

New moisture limits for avoiding soil compaction + VIDEOS

The optimal moisture level needed to avoid soil compaction in cotton fields is well below previous recommendations, according to the latest research…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Cotton caught in US-China trade war

The escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China is driving volatility in cotton and soybean markets and is likely to have a knock-on effect for Australian producers…Read More

Grain Central, May 14, 2019

Pickers push past halfway mark on 2.2-million-bale cotton crop

Cotton picking is back in full swing in southern NSW where harvest has passed the halfway mark, while the majority of the crop has been taken off in the northern growing regions of Queensland and northern NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 8, 2019

Cotton yields/quality hit by big dry; price eases the pain

A long, drawn-out summer and limited water reserves have put the pinch on this year’s cotton crop, hitting dryland crops particularly hard and putting the pressure on irrigated production…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 3, 2019

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Australian cotton down 48pc on last year: USDA

The Australia cotton crop is now estimated to produce 2.5 million bales, down 0.1 million bales or 4 per cent from last month and down 2.3 million bales or 48pc from last year, according to the latest monthly report from the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2019

China/Brazil lead global cotton charge: USDA

World cotton production for the 2018/19 season is forecast up slightly, led by larger crops in China, Brazil, and Australia more than offsetting lower production in Turkey and India, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…Read More

Grain Central, February 11, 2019

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