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ACSA International Cotton Institute
A joint venture between the American Cotton Shippers Association and the University of Memphis.The eight-week residential program is designed to provide abasic education in all aspects of the cotton industry and the international business environment for men and women worldwide. From field to fabric, to manual classing and the use of HVI data, through risk management and the basics of price protection, the program offers an in-depth look at cotton from virtually every perspective.

Agrupación Española de Desmotadores de Algodón (AEDA)
Agrupación Española de Desmotadores de Algodón, es una asociación privada, sin ánimo de lucro que se constituyó en 1998.

AgWeb.com
General news, industry news, and feature articles on cotton and other crops.

ALCOTEXA Alexandria Cotton Exporters' Association
Aims to develop cotton trade among exporters, importers, spinners and other bodies inside and outside of Egypt. ALCOTEXA manages the newly developed Egyptian Cotton Logo.

American Cotton Shippers Association
The ACSA was organized to provide a united voice for the cotton merchandising trade of the US. ACSA is comprised of Merchants, Primary Buyers and Mill Service Agents who are members of four Federated Associations.

Asociación Industrial Textil de Proceso Algodonero (AITPA)
Con la industria textil algodonera se abre la historia de la industrialización en España, uno de los sectores más dinámicos, gracias a la tenacidad y a la inquietud asociativa de los hombres que iniciaron su andadura en este sector.

Associação Brasileira da Indústria Têxtil e de Confecção Brazilian Textile Association (ABIT)
The Brazilian Textile Association website is in Portuguese, with an English version available. There are many categories of information, with a distinct focus on news and events with a calendar of activities such as textiles fairs, awards and media appearances.

Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre (Cotton CRC)
A collaboration between government, industry, and research institutions to strengthen Australia's cotton industry. CSIRO is the largest partner. Their site includes research publications on the cotton industry.

Beltwide Cotton Cooperative
A cooperative marketing cotton producers across the cotton belt. Cotton is sold directly to mills. In association with Weil Brothers Cotton.

Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros
This is the website for the Brazilian Mercantile Futures Exchange. Information is available in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Bremen Cotton Exchange
German cotton exchange, with over 200 members. Information on the German cotton industry, cotton, and more. Primarily concerned with the trading of raw cotton.

Certified Cotton
Cotton from gins that participate in the Samuel Jackson Certification program is labeled with a special certification label an assurance that the gin is utilizing specific practices to insure they are addressing issues that are important to buyers such as moisture, fiber quality, and contamination.

Colly Cotton Marketing
All of the cotton world's updated numbers.

Cotton Africa
East and Southern Africa commodity trade link website that has been developed to complement the Regional Agricultural Trade Expansion Support (RATES) Center, a program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Also provides trade news, policy up-dates and profiles on trade leaders.

Cotton Agriscape
Cotton research sites, from Agriscape.

Cotton Australia
Cotton Australia's website is a bank of information on cotton in Australia. It has a section devoted to "Fashion and Lifestyle" focused on promoting cotton. Educational brochures can be downloaded from the site.

Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco)
Southern Africa's leading cotton buying, processing and marketing organisation.

Cotton Council International (CCI) COTTON USA Program
The international division of the National Cotton Council of America. The COTTON USA program utilizes the COTTON USA Logo to market US cotton around the world. Includes a searchable listing to find U.S. manufactured cotton product exporters and U.S. and overseas companies who produce products that are licensed to use the COTTON USA Mark.

Cotton Farming Magazine Cotton Farming Management Magazine
From Vance Publishing.

Cotton Grower/Cotton International
Leading information center for worldwide-specialized agriculture. Offers Cotton Grower Magazine and subscription services providing information on cotton markets and prices.

Cotton Incorporated
The marketing and research company of American Cotton Producers.

Cotton India
This site offers information about the Indian cotton industry. Ruhatiya Cotton & Metal Limited owns and operates the site.

Cotton on the Net home page
Home page for 'Cotton on the Net', a leading source of information for the cotton industry. It's all here.

Cotton Outlook
Cotton Outlook offers daily cotton market news and summaries. Cotton Outlook also offers services to track cotton prices and commodity trading.

Cotton Pickin' Web
The Cotton Pickin' Web is your portal to accurate, current, and organized information on cotton production. It is a single, national Web site that contains links to virtually all of the cotton production information available across the Cotton Belt.

Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit ARS USDA
Develops and integrates basic knowledge of production and processing systems for stripper-harvested cotton to maximize producer returns, minimize processing costs, preserve fiber quality, and maintain a clean and safe work environment. At the Lubbock Ginning Research Laboratory. A unit of the Agricultural Research Service, part of the USDA.

Cotton Program AMS USDA
Cotton Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, part of the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). Information on classing of cotton, market news, promotion, research, international programs, and more.

Cotton Quality Research Unit ARS USDA
Researches improvements in quality through breeding, growing, and harvesting technology. Also researches methods of determining quality. A unit of the Agricultural Research Service, part of the USDA.

Cotton's Calender
Meeting dates of cotton organizations, compiled by the National Cotton Council (NCC). Fairly comprehensive list of cotton-related events, some of them specifically for cotton, others of general interest to those in the textile or agricultural industries. Published quarterly (January, April, July, and October).

Cotton Egypt
The Cotton Egypt site has a wealth of information about the Egyptian Cotton Logo as well as about Egyptian cotton in general. You can apply for the right to use the logo from the web site.

Cotton South Africa (COTTON SA)
Cotton South Africa has a website with sections covering "Educational and Promotional", "The Cotton Mark", "Publications and Technical Information" and "Economic Information" that would be very interesting for the consumer.

French Cotton Association (AFCOT)
You will find here a presentation of AFCOT's activities, the list of members, extracts from the monthly newsletter and links related to cotton. AFCOT is a member of CICCA.

International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
An association of governments having an interest in the production, export, import, and consumption of cotton. The ICAC has consultative status with the U.N. and its specialized agencies and cooperates closely with other international organizations in matters of common interest.

International Cotton Association
The International Cotton Association is an internationally supported, non-profit making, non-trading organisation exclusively concerned with raw cotton affairs.

Istanbul Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon Ihracatci Birlikleri Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporter Unions (ITKIB)
The Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations (ITKIB) is the leading textile industry association in Turkey, bringing together 28,000 manufacturers and exporters of textiles, apparel, carpets, leather, leather wear and ready-to-wear garments. ITKIB members account for 80 percent of Turkey's textile and apparel exports and 30 percent of the country's total exports reaching primary markets in Europe and in the United States.

Izba Bawelny w Gdyni Gdynia Cotton Association
The Gdynia Cotton Association website is presented in both English and Polish. There are many categories of information on it concerning the activities and services offered by the GCA.

Land of Cotton Online News Magazine
Good news source for the cotton industry. Produced by Geni Certain.

Mambo Commodities
A monthly report on cotton commodity trading.

Market News Reports Cotton Reports
Weekly cotton market review, cotton quality, cotton Prices. from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.

National Cotton Council of America
National Cotton Council of America Home Page Central organization of the US cotton industry. Also hosts pages for Cotton Council International and the Cotton Foundation. Find out what's new and how to forecast prices for the coming year.

Natural Cotton Colours, Inc FoxfibreTM
Sally Fox, founder and president of Natural Cotton Colours, Inc., pioneered the first cotton grown in the shades of red, brown, and green through cross-breeding.

NYCE New York Cotton Exchange
From the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT).

http://ipm.ncsu.edu/
Information Placed on the Web by the Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University. Contains information about all facets of cotton production, not just pest management.

Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory ARS USDA
Develops improved methods for ginning cotton and cleaning agricultural fibers and preparing them for conversion into yarns, webs, and fabrics in the irrigated west. Run by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the USDA.

Staplcotn Cooperative Association
The largest producer owned cotton cooperative in the United States. The mission of Staplcotn/Stapldiscount is to enhance its members' incomes by providing cost-effective marketing, warehousing, financing and other authorized services in a manner that fosters their trust and confidence in the cooperative and meets exemplary standards of business and personal conduct.

Supima Association of America
A promotional organization for American Pima cotton growers. Involved in promotion, research, policy, and licensing of the Supima trademark.

Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP)
Located on the northern end of the world's most productive agricultural region California's Central Valley the Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) focuses on one of the most widely grown and chemical-intensive crops.

Texas International Cotton School
Join managers from around the world and interact with top cotton and textile experts at the next session of the Texas International Cotton School. Understand U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing systems see the latest machinery and equipment meet friendly Texans make valuable business contacts all in an intense two-week program.

Weil Brothers-Cotton, Inc.
Since 1878, Weil Brothers-Cotton, Inc. has built an unsurpassed reputation in the cotton industry. With 12 offices on five continents, Weil Brothers is able to provide critical insight and up-to-the-minute information on worldwide cotton production and textile consumption, much of which is shared on their web site at www.cotton.net.

Western Cotton Research Laboratory ARS USDA
Run by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the USDA.

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