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Prices to Be Largely Determined by China’s Reserve Policy

May 16, 2012

After my predictions were very accurate during two consecutive years of higher prices, I have really missed the mark this

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Cotton Futures Ease Lower Following Texas Rains

May 10, 2012

Cotton futures eased lower in a very dull week as U.S. crop prospects received a boost with the first measurable

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India to Resume Unrestricted Export of Cotton

May 3, 2012

On April 30, India decided to allow unrestricted export of cotton for this marketing year ending September 2012. After meeting

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Cleveland: Sporadic Pattern Developing in Cotton Market

May 1, 2012

Cotton prices moved back and forth all week as early week losses were recaptured on Thursday only to lose ground

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Plexus: NY Futures Focus on July Spot Contracts

April 26, 2012

The focus for NY futures has now shifted to July, the new spot contract, which has inherited a big chunk

Cleveland: Cotton’s Performance Well-Suited for Broadway

April 24, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Cotton’s performance this week was well

USDA Revises Global Stocks Upward

April 19, 2012

It’s not easy to overlook 3 million bales of cotton, but that appears to be what happened in prior USDA

Cleveland: Unforeseen Cotton Turns Up in India, Sends Market South

April 17, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   USDA’s release early in the week

Uzbek Government Says EU Boycott Won’t Weaken Country’s Position in Global Cotton Market

April 12, 2012

Citing alleged use of child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields, prominent Western textile manufacturers and the European Union are imposing

India Won’t Lift Cotton Export Ban

April 12, 2012

Anand Sharma, India’s textile and commerce minister, announced on Apr. 9 that India will not permit additional cotton exports until

Cleveland: USDA’s March Report Sends Cotton Market Lower

April 10, 2012

Cotton prices moved lower all week as the market failed to find any support in the USDA March Cotton Planting

Cleveland: Drought, World Stocks Push Cotton Market

March 27, 2012

Cotton trended higher last week, up 215 points in the spot month, but the consensus was that prices were doing

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Fluctuations and Cancellations Create Interesting Week

May 22, 2017

Despite price fluctuations and export sales cancellations over the past week, the cotton market hangs tough as U.S. planting continues.

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Shurley: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

May 15, 2017

Market movement in the past few weeks may be the wake-up call the industry has been expecting.

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Market Holding, but Lock in Prices Now

May 15, 2017

Cotton’s recent price surge is likely not done yet. But, growers who have not priced their 2017 crop should do so soon before the market softens.

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Cleveland: Is 80 Cents Within Reach?

May 5, 2017

The expiring May contract established a new high on the week, potentially setting the stage for July contracts to trickle higher.

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High Quality Cotton Bumps Export Demand and Prices

May 2, 2017

The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices.

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Cleveland: Prices Holding in Face of Softening Exports

May 1, 2017

The bulls continue to push for higher prices, but the softening of exports are starting to lay the foundation for price slippage.

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Strong Market Support Pushes Prices Higher

April 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this past week, as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market.

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Shurley on Cotton: Exports Continue Upward Trend

April 12, 2017

USDA’s April supply and demand estimates increased U.S. cotton exports for the 2016 crop year to 14 million bales – a surprising upward jump, but one that is certainly justified.

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Cleveland: Strong Exports Driving World Stocks Lower

April 10, 2017

Strong export sales and brisk shipments of U.S. cotton should continue for at least 2-4 more months, helping to lower world cotton stocks and maintain prices in the 70s.

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Shurley on Cotton: How Do Increased Acres Impact Prices?

April 3, 2017

The market anticipated an acreage increase for cotton, and USDA says the number is roughly 350,000 acres more than most expected. How does this impact the market and why?

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No Surprises When It Comes to Acreage or Exports

March 31, 2017

U.S. cotton acreage predictions in USDA’s 2017 Prospective Plantings report were not surprising. Neither were the export sale and delivery numbers that the U.S. continues to enjoy.