Study showed the importance of cotton micronaire for oleophilic applications such as spill remediation. An important characteristics of cotton, micronaire – a measure based on cotton’s air permeability – is an indicator of its fineness and maturity.
U.S. agriculture is experiencing its fourth distinct recession in the last century. A modern look at the historical paths downturns took can provide insight, and useful reference points, to what the economic landscape might be down the road.
Reports from the Rio Grande Valley indicate that while heavy rains have fallen across many areas of the border region disrupting cotton planting in progress, rainfall totals so far do not indicate serious damage.
The 2017 season could see a few weather scares this summer, leading to upward cotton price volatility. Frequently, these weather market rallies will come and go as the market adjusts to new expectations, especially when the initial headlines of...