Current Issues

Plastic Contaminants in Cotton Samples

The USDA has issued a memo regarding plastic contaminants in cotton samples. Please click on the link below to view the information. Plastic Contaminates 20171102

REVISED Contact-USDA-KCCO-RE-USDA-LIC-Warehouse Performance

2017-OCT 10 REVISED Contact-USDA-KCCO-RE-USDA-LIC-Warehouse-Performance-(3)

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 [...]