Advocacy

ACSA is vigilant in promoting sanctity of contract, both domestically and overseas.  Leadership of ACSA members plays an important role in formulating farm programs and cooperating with government agencies in the administration of such programs.  Through ACSA, our members strive to minimize contract disputes, both domestically and abroad, by working closely with national and international governments and their cotton trade organizations.

Current Issues

August 2017 China Cotton Market Report

In July, China imported 411,171 bales (89,522 MT) of cotton, an increase of 23.77 percent month-on-month (m/m), and a decrease of 5.61 percent year-on-year (y/y). The U.S. was ranked as the second largest cotton supplier to China in July, while Australia was ranked first, and India fifth.  Although the imports from Australia increased rapidly in [...]

Port of Houston Press Release

Please click on the link below to read a press release on the Port of Houston. 2017-0901 Port of Houston Press Release

2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour

Please find the Participant List and Itinerary for the 2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour. There are currently 24 textile executives participating in the Tour, along with 5 staff members for a total of 29 people. The tour will meet with cotton industry members in the following cities: Monday, September 25th, Raleigh, NC: Reception and Dinner-Angus [...]

New Texas Law Requires Changes to Purchase Contracts

2017 JUL 11 - A NEW TEXAS LAW WILL APPLY TO ALL TEXAS COTTON PURCHASE CONTRACTS WITH PRODUCERS SIGNED ON OR AFTER  SEPT 1, 2017 A copy of HB 338 is attached. We are told this version was adopted by the legislature and signed by the Governor. Despite requests via the Senator from Lubbock and a [...]

Upland Cotton Announcement

2017 Jul 7:  The Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation announced the adjusted world price (AWP) for Strict Low Middling (SLM) 1-1/16 inch (leaf grade 4, micronaire 3.5-3.6 and 4.3-4.9, strength 26.0-28.9 grams per tex, length uniformity of 80.0-81.9 percent) upland cotton (base quality), adjusted to U.S. quality and location, the fine count adjustment (FCA), [...]

Cost to Market Adjustment Announcement

Please click on the link below to read the letter. 2017-0705 FSA Response to industry letter on transportation costs (July 5 2017) final