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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Cleveland: Cotton Market Tests ‘Absolute Bottom’

March 22, 2012

Cotton futures continued to slip this week, unable to hold the 90 cent mark. This has opened the way for

Q1 Preview: Food Crops, Cellulose Cloud Market Share Predictions

March 22, 2012

By Rachel Varughese Editor, Textiles Intelligence When faced with higher cotton prices in 2010/11, many manufacturers cut back on orders

Plexus: U.S. Exports Give Futures Market a Shot in the Arm

March 20, 2012

Plexus Cotton Market Report   NY futures came under renewed pressure this week, as May dropped 222 points to close

Plexus: NY Futures Continue to Tread Water

March 15, 2012

NY futures continued to tread water this week, as May was down 11 points to close at 89.56 cents, while

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.

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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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.

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Cleveland: Market Still Looking for Its Top

March 26, 2017

The market is now showing a tendency to sell off and lose daily gains as the trading day ends. It’s really doing nothing more than still trying to pick its top.

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Cotton Prices Reach Upper Third of Historical Range

March 17, 2017

The cotton bull made another impressive stand on the past week, as cotton prices continue to hold in the upper one-third of its historical price range.

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Shurley on Cotton: New Crop Strength and Outlook

March 13, 2017

Four factors are driving the new crop strength and outlook for cotton in 2017.

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It Bears Repeating – Price New Crop Now!

March 13, 2017

Two things to keep in mind: If you like the price enough to plant cotton, then like the price enough to sell some of it. And, December futures are expected to move 10-15 cents lower.

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Grab Hold. The Bulls Are Running!

March 6, 2017

The cotton bull, with freshly sharpened and longer horns, has broken out and is trying to push old crop May and July contracts above 80 cents.

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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.