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  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: March 2017

    CWS-17C, March 13, 2017

    The March 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: May 2013

    CWS-13E, May 14, 2013

    The latest USDA projections for U.S. and world cotton supply and demand.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: May 2014

    CWS-14E, May 13, 2014

    The May 2014 USDA initial 2014/15 projections for U.S. and world cotton supply and demand are presented and discussed in this report. Relevant fiber data tables and charts are also included.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: May 2015

    CWS-15E, May 14, 2015

    The May 2015 Cotton and Wool Outlook report highlights USDA's initial 2015/16 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. Revisions to the 2014/15 cotton supply and demand estimates are also included.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: May 2016

    CWS-16E, May 12, 2016

    The May 2016 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's initial 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also highlights China's recent cotton reserve stocks sales.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: May 2017

    CWS-17E, May 12, 2017

    The May 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's initial 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2012

    CWS-12H, October 12, 2012

    The latest USDA projections for U.S. and world cotton supply and demand are presented and discussed in this report. Relevant fiber data tables and charts are also provided.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2014

    CWS-14J, October 15, 2014

    The October 2014 report presents and discusses USDA's 2014/15 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections, including USDA's latest estimate of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2015

    CWS-15J, October 14, 2015

    The October 2015 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents USDA's latest U.S. cotton production estimates for 2015/16, and revises other 2015/16 and 2014/15 cotton supply and demand estimates.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2016

    CWS-16J, October 14, 2016

    The October 2016 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: October 2017

    CWS-17j, October 16, 2017

    The October 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2012

    CWS-12G, September 13, 2012

    The latest USDA projections for U.S. and world cotton supply and demand are presented and discussed in this report. Relevant fiber data tables and charts also are provided.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2013

    CWS-13I, September 16, 2013

    The latest USDA projections for U.S. and world cotton supply and demand.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2014

    CWS-14I, September 15, 2014

    The September 2014 report presents and discusses USDA's 2014/15 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections, including USDA's latest estimate of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2015

    CWS-15L, September 15, 2015

    The September 2015 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents USDA's latest U.S. cotton production estimates for 2015/16, and revises other 2015/16 and 2014/15 cotton supply and demand estimates.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2016

    CWS-16I, September 14, 2016

    The September 2016 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2016/17 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Cotton and Wool Outlook: September 2017

    CWS-17i, September 14, 2017

    The September 2017 Cotton and Wool Outlook report presents and discusses USDA's latest 2017/18 U.S. and world cotton supply and demand projections. The report also includes the latest U.S. textile and apparel trade data.

  • Cotton: Background and Issues for Farm Legislation

    CWS-0601-01, August 01, 2001

    Since passage of the 1996 farm legislation, U.S. cotton production and demand have nearly equaled each other, keeping stocks virtually unchanged. However, U.S. cotton producers have experienced deteriorating product prices coupled with declining yields during this period. Farm prices for upland cotton dropped 40 percent from their recent peak in 1995/96 to 45 cents per pound in 1999/2000, prompting considerable concern for the industry as the new farm legislation debate develops.

  • Cotton: Background for 1990 Farm Legislation

    AGES-8942, September 01, 1989

    This report address considerations in the 1990 farm bill debate for cotton, including market conditions, policy proposals, trade agreements, and the interactions between policy and markets for selected commodities. Government programs since the 1930s have supported prices and attempted to adjust cotton acreage and production to meet market needs, with varying degrees of success. The Food Security Act of 1985 is generally considered successful in dealing with the cotton sector despite several problems. The marketing loan provisions of the act helped make cotton competitive in 1987 and some world market share was won back by U.S. cotton. However, in 1988-89, problems with the adjusted world price formula and with the storage terms resulted in owners of cotton holding stocks rather than releasing them to the market even though U.S. stocks were high.

  • Cotton: Background for 1995 Farm Legislation

    AER-706, April 03, 1995

    This report address considerations in the 1995 farm bill debate for cotton, including market conditions, policy proposals, trade agreements, and the interactions between policy and markets for selected commodities. The Food Security Act of 1985, and subsequent cotton marketing loan modifications, are analyzed, as they formed the basic provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990. Cotton provisions of the 1990 Act attempted to ensure that cotton remained competitive in domestic and world markets. Program performance is discussed, including the effects on producers, consumers, and taxpayers. Important issues and policy options to be addressed during the 1995 farm bill debates are presented. Background information is also provided on the characteristics of the U.S. cotton industry including current trends in production, consumption, and foreign trade. Financial aspects of the cotton sector including prices, costs, and producer returns give additional perspective and understanding to the report.