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Noted Economists Offer Risk Management Advice in Memphis

January 25, 2011

Farmers have the opportunity to discuss critical market-based price risk strategies with some of the brightest minds in the industry

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Cleveland: Fundamentals Still Supporting the Market

January 18, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Last week’s release of the January USDA

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Cotton Specialists Expect Acreage Boom in 2011

January 4, 2011

If state cotton specialists’ initial estimates are correct, cotton will see a substantial surge in acreage for the 2011 growing

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Cotton Futures Could See Biggest Yearly Gain Since 1973

January 4, 2011

By Debarati Roy Bloomberg Cotton rose, heading for the biggest annual gain since 1973, as inventories plunged, adverse weather damaged

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Comparing Today’s Cotton Market to the Mid-1990s

December 28, 2010

In some respects the fundamentals of the cotton market today are similar to those of the mid-1990s. World ending stocks

There Are Sunny Times Ahead for U.S. Agriculture

December 9, 2010

If the research of internationally renowned author Joel Kotkin is accurate, agriculture will be a growth industry in the United

Future Bright for U.S. Agriculture Industry

December 7, 2010

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University Agriculture will be a growth industry in the United States for the next forty

Why Cotton Prices Will Not Go Down

December 7, 2010

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices have enjoyed the most fantastic

Dollar Cotton for How Long?

December 7, 2010

I remember an amusing story about a group of grain traders traveling to Russia with the expectations of making a

‘Pass the Buck’ Cotton Stories to Continue

November 22, 2010

By Roger Haldenby Plains Cotton Growers A month ago December ’10 cotton was at $1.09. As the market shot spaceward

Cotton Rises to Fifth Straight Record On Global Supply Concern

November 9, 2010

Bloomberg Cotton futures advanced to a record for the fifth straight session Monday on concern that a decline in production

Dollar Cotton for the 2011 Crop?

November 2, 2010

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University The trading for the week ending October 29 saw another historical high.

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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.

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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.

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Commodity and Mill Actions Pushing Cotton Higher

June 10, 2016

It was a pretty good week for cotton, as fund money continued to flow to all commodities, and mills began to ease their price expectations higher.

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Mills, Speculators and Weather Driving Cotton Prices

June 7, 2016

Mother Nature’s recent whims are driving new money into cotton, as mills come to grips with rising prices and price fixations, which fuel buying by hedge fund long speculators.

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Shurley on Cotton: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

June 7, 2016

As planting season ends and summer approaches, the challenge for growers will be if, and when, to take price protection – and, if so, how to do it.

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Strange Mix of Positive Signs for the Market

May 31, 2016

Speculative funds, issues in India, U.S. plantings and strong sales have put the cotton market in a positive mood.

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Planting Progress, China’s Reserve Auctions Driving Market

May 23, 2016

Cotton futures had a few triple digit days this past week. Yet, thanks to a combination of influences, the bulls carried the week – if only slightly.

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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Get a Much Needed Bounce

May 19, 2016

April was a good month for cotton prices. So far, May hasn’t been, but prices seem to be attempting a slight recovery.

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USDA Report Shifts Numbers, Pressures Prices

May 16, 2016

USDA’s May supply demand report brought pressure to the cotton market and moved prices slightly lower to the critical 60-61 cent support level.

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Range-Bound Prices and Textile Trade Deficits

May 6, 2016

The 61-66 cent trading range remains firmly entrenched, as Chinese cotton auctions begin and the textile trade deficit picture gets cloudy.

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Little Price Movement as Market Watches Planting, China

May 2, 2016

There was scarce cotton news the market found interesting in the past week. Now, all eyes are on Mother Nature and the Chinese cotton auction for price direction.