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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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.

Cotton Exceeds $1.10

October 12, 2010

In September, noted economist Dr. O. A. Cleveland speculated that cotton prices could reach $1.25 per pound, but warned that

The Role of Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization in Maintaining The Quality of Egyptian Cotton and its Competitiveness in The International Market

July 19, 2010

For the importance of cotton as a strategic crop, the state undertakes a special care for maintaining its existance, continuance

Foreign Cotton Production and Demand Drives U.S. Market

July 6, 2010

By Dr. Carl G. Anderson Special to Cotton Grower Foreign cotton stocks are projected to be the lowest in seven


June 30, 2010

Cotton prices approaching a 15-year high. Consumer spending bouncing back, and mill use rising faster than expected. All effects of

Brazil, Argentina Snatch U.S. Corn and Soybean Markets?

April 13, 2010

The combined soybean harvests in Brazil and Argentina, the world’s biggest exporters behind the U.S., were forecast to jump 35

Report: Improving Global Economy Sparks Demand for Cotton

April 13, 2010

The ICE No. 2 cotton nearby futures prices traded in a range of 78 to 84 cents during March with

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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.

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Cleveland: Chinese Program Providing Market Stability, Price Boost

April 25, 2016

Cotton prices continue to advance, thanks to stability from an unlikely source – China.

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Shurley on Cotton: Recent Events and Market Direction

April 22, 2016

Although it’s a painful time for cotton right now, there are potential positive factors on the horizon that could eventually lead to better prices.

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Bulls and Bears Collide in Eventful Market Week

April 18, 2016

An exciting, bullish week for cotton prices turned bearish, as prices ran ahead of demand, the Chinese announced reserve sale plans, and USDA released its April WASDE report.

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Prices Tick Upward as Demand Debate Continues

April 11, 2016

Cotton prices moved higher in New York at week’s end. But all O.A. Cleveland heard about were his comments on Adidas and demand. So naturally, there’s more.

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Shurley on Cotton: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

April 4, 2016

Spending a little time discussing acres planted is fine for now. But it will all come down to how the weather impacts planted acres, and what happens during the growing season.

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Of Demand, Adidas and Planting Intentions

April 4, 2016

The market wants to make a major move. USDA says cotton acres will be will up. Yet demand remains the only game in town – everything else is window dressing.