Cotton

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Not withstanding crop damage due to floods in Gujarat, the largest cotton producing state, India’s cotton output in the forthcoming 2017-18 season starting October is seen increasing by 10-15 per cent on rise in acreage across the country. Besides, a favourable monsoon in most parts of key growing states such as Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, and in North India, is…Read more
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Mali, which produces eight lakh tonnes of cotton a year, is looking at direct exports of cotton to the Indian textile industry. Niankoro Yeah Samake, Mali’s Ambassador in India, told here recently that about 20% of Mali’s cotton is consumed by India. However, most of the trade is through foreign companies. “So, there are opportunities to trade directly.” Currently, Europe and…Read more
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Cotton is a dirty crop, often tinged with human suffering. Consider the farmers in India, the world’s largest producer of cotton. There, the crop is generally harvested on small farms, where families go into debt to buy seeds from Monsanto, a seed supplier that dominates 90% of the Indian market. It only takes one bad year for a family to…Read more
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Rise in cotton prices this year has caught off guard Cotton Spinning industry with low cotton stocks as domestic output is set to decline double digit in season 2015-16. The industry is suspecting heavy squeeze in margins as demand-supply imbalance is stoking cotton imports and new crop arrival is delayed due to late sowing of cotton. "High off-mark cotton crop…Read more
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India, the world's biggest cotton producer, has contracted to import 20,000 bales from Pakistan for shipment this month after Indian prices jumped because of limited supply, industry officials told Reuters. The move is a role reversal from earlier this year, when Pakistan was buying cotton from India after its output had been hit by bad weather. "Around 20,000 bales have…Read more
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The Central government has announced a maximum sale price for Bt cotton seed varieties to bring about uniformity in cotton seed prices across the cpuntry, the Agriculture Ministry said in a press release.The price has been fixed on the basis of recommendations made by a nine-member panel set up on January 28 for this purpose by the Union Government.The maximum sale…Read more
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High rates of pest infection, dry weather, and a drop in planted area have reduced India's cotton production hopes, and helped cut hopes for strong recovery in exports. The US Department of Agriculture's Mumbai office pegged at 5.2m bales Indian cotton exports in 2015-16, 600,000 bales below the USDA's official estimate. Exports at the downgraded level would still represent an…Read more
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Recently in Gujarat cotton, some seasonal worms are being affecting the cotton property. Its named as Bollworm, found in plenty of number in Cotton stage itself. It will create Pink Colour Contamination in Bleached White Fabric. Now Ginners are trying to seggregate this in their ginning factories, but not able to remove 100%.   Bollworm in Cotton growing plant  …Read more
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The International Cotton Advisory Committee nudged lower its forecast for cotton prices as it warned that China's imports would fall even further than thought, to their lowest in at least a decade.The intergovernmental group slashed to "less than" 1.4m tonnes, from 1.6m tonnes, its forecast for China's cotton imports in 2015-16, doubling to 24% its forecast for the pace of…Read more
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India will be forced to make large-scale government cotton purchases from farmers for a second straight year, following a cut in imports by top buyer China that has depressed prices, industry officials said. India spent 160 billion rupees ($2.5 billion) to buy 8.7 million bales of cotton at a government-set minimum support price (MSP) in the marketing year that ended…Read more
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