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Cleveland: Cotton’s Performance Well-Suited for Broadway

April 24, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Cotton’s performance this week was well

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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

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.

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Market Catching Its Breath After 10-Day Slide

June 23, 2017

After an unprecedented 10-day drop in prices, the market is trying to catch its breath.

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Mother Nature, Not Bulls, Managing the Market

June 16, 2017

Cotton prices took a big hit, and bullish signals are hard to find. Mother Nature is now in charge.

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Shurley: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

June 15, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, Dr. Don Shurley considers the report somewhat bearish.

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Report Softens Prices, Consumption Concerns Rise

June 9, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report sent old crop and new crop prices lower at week’s end, as manmade fibers take aim at cotton.

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Sleepy Market Watching U.S. Crop Progress

June 3, 2017

The cotton market snoozed all week, watching crop development and holding solid at 72-73 cents for new crop December.

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Shurley: Prices Weaker but Remain Above Support

May 31, 2017

As growers complete planting and move fully into the growing season, evaluating the outlook and making price risk management decisions will be crucial.

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Market Settling In as Old Crop Settles Out

May 31, 2017

On-call sales versus purchases are coming in line. Old crop July is done, and the open interest contract leader is now December.

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Fluctuations and Cancellations Create Interesting Week

May 22, 2017

Despite price fluctuations and export sales cancellations over the past week, the cotton market hangs tough as U.S. planting continues.

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Shurley: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

May 15, 2017

Market movement in the past few weeks may be the wake-up call the industry has been expecting.

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Market Holding, but Lock in Prices Now

May 15, 2017

Cotton’s recent price surge is likely not done yet. But, growers who have not priced their 2017 crop should do so soon before the market softens.

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Cleveland: Is 80 Cents Within Reach?

May 5, 2017

The expiring May contract established a new high on the week, potentially setting the stage for July contracts to trickle higher.