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January 26, 2018
MY 2017/18 raw cotton production is projected at 135,000 bales based upon favorable weather and expansion of American Upland cotton planted area.
January 24, 2018
ATO Shenyang successfully conducted nine market promotion and development activities on corn, fruit, HRI, lumber, meat and seafood in the fourth quarter of 2017.
January 9, 2018
Cotton production in MY17/18 (Aug-Jul) is projected to fall to 176,000 bales (38,000 MT) because of poor weather conditions and pest damage.
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 29, 2017
Ethiopia completed its second round of Bt cotton confined field trials in 2017 and commercialization is expected within the next couple of years.
December 20, 2017
Transgenic seed varieties have been grown in Costa Rica since 1992 with all seeds being exported to other countries.
December 19, 2017
Several categories of U.S. food and agricultural exports to South Korea saw significant growth in fiscal year 2017 (Oct/Sept).
December 11, 2017
West Africa’s (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Senegal) Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18 cotton production is forecast down to 2.8 million 480 lb. bales primarily due to drought and high pest pressures....
December 8, 2017
Post’s forecast for MY17/18 domestic cotton production is raised to 5.4 MMT, up 9 percent from the previous year.
December 6, 2017
FAS Mumbai forecasts MY 2017/18 cotton production at 29.8 million 480 lb. bales on an acreage of 12.3 million hectares.
December 5, 2017
MY2017/18 cotton imports are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent as spinning mills used much of their cotton yarn inventory in MY2016/17.
December 5, 2017
Uzbek cotton production for MY 2017/18 estimated at about 3.7 million bales (800,000 MT).
December 4, 2017
Cotton imports are estimated higher in 2016/17 and 2017/18 as higher fossil fuel prices are expected to inhibit growth in synthetic fiber use.
December 4, 2017
Based on market arrivals, Pakistan’s 2017/18 cotton production is estimated at 9.2 million 480 lb, largely unchanged.
December 1, 2017
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns...
November 30, 2017
The MY 2017/18 Turkish cotton planting estimate is up 18 percent to 470,000 hectares and production is up 23 percent to 870,000 MT (4 million bales).
November 23, 2017
On October 23, 2017, the State of Gujarat announced a bonus of about 3.5 cents per pound (Rs. 500 per 100 kg) be paid to farmers for seed cotton.
November 8, 2017
Vietnam’s MY2016/2017 cotton imports reached 1.2 million tons (or 5.5 million bales), up 20 percent over MY2015/2016.
November 2, 2017
Mexican federal biotechnology regulators gain custody of genetically engineered (GE) cotton fields as a precautionary measure after finding events, not explicitly mentioned on permits, were granted...
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....

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