Current Issues

DSG: CFTC Approves Supplement to Position Limits Proposal

TUESDAY, 2016 MAY 31 - DELTA STRATEGY GROUP: Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to issue for public comment a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal that will: Provide a new process for exchanges to recognize certain positions in commodity derivative contracts as non-enumerated bona fide hedges [...]

China Rolls Out Cotton Reserve Auction Plan

  FRIDAY, 2016-April 15:   Today, April 15th, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) jointly issued a notice to regularly auction off national cotton reserves.  We summarized the highlights for your review and further internal distribution as you see appropriate.   We will follow an analysis next week.   [...]

China Cotton Market Report-March 2016

  MONDAY 2016-MAR 28:   The U.S. was ranked as the second largest cotton supplier to China in February. By the end of February, Chinese cotton imports totaled 151,812 MT, a decline of 52.61 percent y/y.  U.S. cotton was ranked as the fourth with a total quantity of 22,073 MT, accounting for 14.54 percent of [...]

Conaway: Agriculture Secretary Can Relieve Crisis in Cotton Country

Conaway: Agriculture Secretary Can Relieve Crisis in Cotton Country   By Chairman K. Michael Conaway Cotton farmers in America are facing a crisis. Extreme drought, predatory trade practices by countries like China and India, and the lack of a viable safety net are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of American farm families. While the general [...]


Since October 2014, Turkey has filed an anti-dumping case against the U.S. cotton industry. Although this is an ongoing issue, the ACSA and NCC continue to stay abreast of the situation and keep close contact with those members involved. If any member has been contacted by Turkey regarding this issue, said member should contact the [...]


Dear Member of the House of Representatives: The undersigned organizations represent a very broad cross-section of U.S. production agriculture and agribusiness. We urge you to cast an affirmative vote on H.R. 2289, the “Commodity End-User Relief Act,” when it moves to the floor for consideration. This legislation contains a number of important provisions for agricultural and agribusiness hedgers [...]