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Market Analysis

Shurley: Acreage Numbers Could Challenge Range-Bound Prices

July 1, 2016

In light of the June 30 USDA acres planted numbers, it would have to be considered good news if cotton’s “range bound” prices can remain at or above 64 cents.

Production Outlook / Acreage

USDA: 10 Million Cotton Acres Planted in 2016

July 1, 2016

USDA’s first acreage report for 2016 shows that U.S. cotton growers have planted 10 million acres in 2016 – a 17% jump above last year's plantings.

Cotton Production

Managing Texas-Sized Growth

July 1, 2016

When his farm operation suddenly doubled in size, Eric Seidenberger did what he knew best – go for it!

Cotton Production

Texas Cotton Crop a Story of Extremes

June 29, 2016

According to Texas cotton specialists, conditions have gone from one extreme to the other for cotton growers around the state.

Opinion

Cotton Incorporated Strikes Back

June 28, 2016

When bullies come after our industry, who is better equipped to stare them down than Cotton Incorporated?

Weed Control

Cut Down on Weed Escapes

June 28, 2016

As new types of resistance appear, 2016 could become a banner year for pigweed escapes.

News

Caucus Schedule Set for Cotton Board Nominations

June 27, 2016

The caucus schedule for Certified Producer Organization and Certified Importer Organizations tasked with nominating candidates to fill vacancies for a three-year term on the Cotton Board has been set.

International

Indian Association Wants Free Trade for Cotton

June 27, 2016

The Cotton Association of India is urging the Government of Pakistan not to support the call for an export ban on cotton by the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association.

Weed Control

New Webcast Outlines Flag the Technology Program

June 22, 2016

A new webcast explaining the use and value of the University of Arkansas’ Flag the Technology program has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Insect Control

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Plant Bugs

June 22, 2016

Plant bugs are back. Diligent scouting and careful management can help lessen their impact.

News

Registration Underway for Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

June 20, 2016

Just a reminder – registration for the USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program is now underway at local Farm Service Agency offices.

News

First Bale of Cotton for 2016 Harvested in Texas

June 20, 2016

A Rio Grande Valley grower has delivered the first bale of cotton harvested in the U.S. this season to a gin in Harlingen, TX.

Companion

Episode 19 – Ginning Cost Sharing is Ginning Cost Caring

June 20, 2016

In Episode 19, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the new USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, and visit with two members of the NCC Emerging Leaders program.

Market Analysis

Market Fundamentals Positive, but Not Yet Bullish

June 20, 2016

July prices are still bumping into resistance. But there are enough positive fundamentals in the market to provide a bit of bullish hope.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

June 16, 2016

There’s usually speculation on the June USDA Acreage number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number. So far, it's all quiet.