Production Outlook / Acreage Stories
January 10, 2014
In a bit of surprise, the January 2014 World Supply and Demand Report found more cotton in the world and continued its monthly trend of increasing world carryover. It is now a psychologically-challenging 98 million bales – almost an unheard
October 2, 2013
The Venezuela-based Grupo Teleras Maracy, a leading textile group in Venezuela, has proposed a plan to promote the cultivation of cotton in Venezuela. The proposal focuses on successfully copying experiences observed in neighboring countries, including the use of new technologies,
August 20, 2013
As long as China maintains its current import policy, it’s going to remain a large importer of cotton to help maintain its massive cotton reserves and, thus, keep world cotton prices supported. But, hints Joe Nicosia, executive vice president of
August 19, 2013
The U.S. cotton crop held its own over the past week, with reports of open bolls in many areas and little-to-no change in crop conditions. According to the USDA Crop Conditions Report dated August 18, boll set is now essentially
June 17, 2013
Based on the June 17 cotton progress report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), cotton planting for the 2013 season has essentially ended, with only final catch-up or replant work still underway in a handful of states. According
June 14, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reduced its 2013/14 cotton production forecast to 13.6 million bales, primarily due to anticipated abandonment of acres in the Southwest because of drought. The number was reflected in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply
April 22, 2013
Cotton growers in California and Arizona continued their fierce planting pace in the past week, with both states jumping at least 20 percent in planted acres in the past seven days. Based on the April 21 USDA Crop Planting Progress
April 16, 2013
Based on the April 15 USDA Crop Planting Progress Report, the 2013 U.S. cotton crop is off to a slow start, with only eight percent of cotton acres planted to date. The cooler, wetter weather conditions across most of the
March 28, 2013
By Jim Steadman email@example.com USDA issued its 2013 Prospective Plantings report March 28, and the news for cotton was brighter. In fact, it was pretty much as expected. According to the report, growers intend to plant 10.0 million acres
January 11, 2013
NY futures continued to trade sideways this week, with March moving just 19 points lower to close at 75.20 cents. Spot futures are still gravitating towards the 75 cents level and for the past eight sessions the March contract has
January 10, 2013
As we enter a new year, we are confronted with one of the more bizarre and enigmatic cotton situations in recent memory. What makes price analysis currently so difficult is that we are essentially dealing with two entirely different markets
January 9, 2013
In keeping with projections from cotton economists and industry leaders, cotton producers from across the U.S. say they’ll be drawing back their cotton acres in 2013, according to the annual Cotton Grower acreage survey. The survey results indicate that U.S.
January 9, 2013
Led by new crop, that is the December 2013 contract, all futures contracts either moved higher or held near unchanged during the New Year’s first week of trading. Concerns over both the Indian and Pakistani crops were also noted as
October 21, 2014
Cotton Incorporated will conduct its 2014 Crop Management Seminar on November 12-13 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. And attendees can expect an economic and environmental focus on keeping cotton sustainable.
September 11, 2014
Based on information contained in USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, U.S. cotton production and exports for 2014 will both be down over earlier projections.
August 13, 2014
The National Cotton Council applauded the announcement that the Stacked Income Protection Plan – or STAX – will be available to upland cotton producers in 2015 through the federal crop insurance program.
August 9, 2014
USDA has developed a New Farmer website as a resource to help guide the next generation of farmers through the challenges of starting and building a farming operation.
August 8, 2014
Cotton growers have from August 11 until October 7 to enroll for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program, an interim payment program created by the 2014 Farm Bill.
July 28, 2014
The USDA Crop Progress report for July 27 shows squaring and boll set numbers on target with the five-year averages, and overall crop condition well above the same week last year.
July 21, 2014
According to the July 20 USDA Crop Progress report, squaring and boll set numbers are now above the five-year averages for the date, and overall crop condition remains unchanged in the past week.
July 14, 2014
According to the July 13 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is fruiting quickly and is now right in line with the five-year averages for this date.
July 7, 2014
The July 6 Crop Progress report shows that 2014 cotton acres are running slightly behind last year in terms of squaring and boll set, but are in far better condition at this time than the 2013 crop.
July 2, 2014
U.S. cotton acres for 2014 are up nine percent over last year, according to the USDA Acreage report released June 30.