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April 5, 2017
India’s 2017/18 cotton production forecast is 28 million 480 lb. bales on acreage of 11 million hectares. The yield forecast is lower than last year but remains above the three-year average.
April 5, 2017
In MY2017/18, cotton area is forecast to double to 110,000 ha and production is set to almost double and reach 340,000 bales.
April 4, 2017
MY2017/18 cotton imports are forecast to increase three to four percent from MY2016/17 in anticipation of a sustained recovery by spinning mills that have been in a downturn since 2014.
April 3, 2017
In 2016/17, cotton production is expected to reach 2.5 million bales, assuming the continuation of average seasonal conditions.
March 21, 2017
Turkish cotton area and production are forecast to increase about 15 percent in Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18, as good returns and government support encourage production.
February 15, 2017
Myanmar does not have a biosafety framework to track genetically engineered food or animal products.
January 31, 2017
Vietnam’s demand for raw cotton has risen steadily for six years, with August-to-January (Marketing YTD) imports at their highest levels ever.
January 31, 2017
Uzbek cotton production is estimated at about 4.08 million bales (890,000 MT) for MY2016/17. A warmer than usual winter, lack of water, pest problems and replanting all caused...
January 19, 2017
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...
January 19, 2017
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2016/17 cotton area at 940,000 hectares (ha), a two percent drop compared to the previous year.
January 19, 2017
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2016/17 cotton area at 910,000 hectares (ha), a five percent drop compared to the previous year.
December 30, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
December 30, 2016
For the past several years, Ethiopia has invested in establishing the legal and regulatory systems, as well as the technical capacity to support and manage the adoption of genetically engineered...
December 30, 2016
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...
December 29, 2016
Negative public perceptions regarding biotechnology have influenced political will. The Mexican Supreme Court and the National Commission on Human Rights established that indigenous groups...
December 29, 2016
Kenya’s progress in agricultural biotechnology has suffered a setback after the National Assembly’s Agriculture committee recommended that a new food safety law...
December 28, 2016
South China imports of U.S. soybeans continue to climb….Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China wine and beer importers, as well as wood importers…
December 27, 2016
In fiscal year (FY) 2016 (October to September) total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.5 billion.
December 23, 2016
Taiwan imported over $3.15 billion dollars of agricultural products from the United States in 2015, roughly one billion of which consisted of genetically engineered (GE) crops...
December 23, 2016
Post estimates that cotton planted area in Vietnam likely drop to less than 1,000 hectares.

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