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Indian Politics Impact Cotton Market

March 13, 2012

The political decision of the Indian government to ban raw cotton exports sent prices limit up early in the week.

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China, Economy, Weather Key Factors in 2012

March 1, 2012

National Cotton Council economists say cotton’s 2012 outlook will be influenced primarily by China’s national reserves stocks, uncertainty over the

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Agriculture Finds a Friend in Bill Gates

March 1, 2012

In his 2012 Annual Report to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, founder Bill Gates said, “It is shocking —

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Cleveland: Cotton Wraps Up a Bearish Week

February 28, 2012

Just when we thought the bearish news had already worked its way through the market this week comes along and

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China’s Purchases Offset Bearish USDA Report

February 16, 2012

Special Report from the China National Cotton Information Center. The recent USDA report – which showed an increase of 527,000

Dr. O.A. Cleveland: USDA Report Steals Cotton’s Thunder

February 16, 2012

USDA’s supply and demand report took a bit of steam out of the market that had seen December pushing 97

Cleveland: Cotton Closes Out a Strong Week

February 7, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   The speculative hedge funds attractiveness to

Cleveland: Lower Projections from the Far East Impact Market

January 31, 2012

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton had three consecutive down days going into Friday’s trading

Cleveland: Cotton Futures Just Treading Water Last Week

January 24, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Economist, Mississippi State University   After spending most of the month trending higher, cotton futures treaded

Cleveland: Cotton Futures Hold Upward Posture

January 17, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Buoyed by rising prices in China and as

Cleveland: The Bears and Bulls of 2012

January 3, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton’s final two weeks of the 2011 year seemed almost like a

Howell: Cotton Ends Year on Three-Week High

January 3, 2012

By Duane Howell From Current-crop cotton futures hit three-week highs, stabilizing the recent downtrend, and new-crop prices edged upward

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Cleveland: Of Export Sales, USDA Numbers and BCI

February 27, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland praises U.S. cotton exports, muses about USDA predictions and calculations, and ponders the role of Better Cotton Initiative in the U.S.

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Time for Growers to Start Pricing Their 2017 Crop

February 17, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland believes growers should price at least 50% of their anticipated 2017 crop now with the December ICE contract above 74 cents.

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Shurley on Cotton: A Lot Going on and a Lot to Digest

February 13, 2017

The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.

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NCC: U.S. Cotton Industry Hinges on World Demand, China, Global Supply

February 11, 2017

According to NCC economists, several key questions will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry.

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Market Fueled by Demand, Mills and Shrinking Carryover

February 10, 2017

Cotton futures continue to hold tight to the 75-76 cent level, thanks to ever-increasing demand, mill indecision and shrinking world carryover.

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78 Cent Cotton? The Opportunities are There.

February 6, 2017

Titanic bullishness has captured the cotton market, providing opportunities for nearby cotton futures prices to top 78 cents.

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Strengthening Prices, Strong Demand and Bon Jovi Jeans

January 30, 2017

The narrow three cent trading range – 72.50 to 75.50 cents – remains in play, but pressure is building for cotton prices to move higher. Maybe Jon Bon Jovi’s new line of denim jeans will help.

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Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

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Shurley on Cotton: Opportunities in Improved Market

January 16, 2017

March futures have improved, and January is looking like a good month. The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.

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Market Holds in Face of USDA Report Adjustments

January 16, 2017

From now likely into the mid-March trading period, the very bullish call sales ratio will continue to carry the ball for the bulls.

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Bull Market Pushes Prices to Five Month High

January 9, 2017

Prices reached a five-month high, as cotton demand flexed its muscles and pushed the market up.