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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

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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

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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 Lubbockonline.com Current-crop cotton futures hit three-week highs, stabilizing the recent downtrend, and new-crop prices edged upward

Cleveland: Setting the Price Floor a Little Lower

December 20, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   Some six months ago my friends

Cleveland: USDA Report Further Hinders Cotton Market

December 13, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience As if the cotton market had not suffered enough damage this past

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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.