Will the Chinese cotton crop experience another shortfall this year and push U.S. cotton prices to 80 cents by harvest? Will Brazil be successful in marketing the surplus of cotton it produced? Can you turn two years of good prices into three through the use of marketing tools?

For the fifth year in a row, the New York Cotton Forum will attempt to answer these questions and more in two programs — one with an entertaining twist that only New York City can provide.

The forum will be held July 15-16, at the New York Board of Trade headquarters on Manhattan Island in New York City. The program will begin July 15 with a simulated trading session from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This gives those attending the opportunity to “get in the pit” and learn how cotton prices are established on a daily basis.

Afterwards, a shuttle will take those attending to the world famous Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park. The reception dinner will be sponsored by Certified FiberMax and Cotton Incorporated. A reception will start at 6 p.m.

The following day NYBOT will host the fifth annual Cotton Roundtable from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (eastern time). Sponsors of the event are the Ag Market Network, Certified FiberMax, Cotton Incorporated and Farm Press Publications.

For additional details on the program, including registration and directions, please call Pat McClatchy at 888-795-8071.