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Cleveland: No Rest for Weary in Cotton Market

March 8, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University  Special for Bayer CropScience The cotton market offers no rest for

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Cotton Soars By Daily Limit for Third Day

March 1, 2011

By Jae Hur Bloomberg Cotton futures surged by the daily limit for a third day in New York amid concern

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Cleveland: A Volatile Week for Cotton Prices

March 1, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices took it on the chin all

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Cleveland: Two Dollar Cotton On the Horizon?

February 1, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer Crop Science In 1980 Hollywood gave the world

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There and Back Again

January 27, 2011

By Scott Stiles Extension Economist University of Arkansas In some respects the fundamentals of the cotton market today are similar

Runaway Prices

January 27, 2011

By Carl G. Anderson Professor Emeritus Texas A&M University The market environment of the U.S. cotton industry is being restructured

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

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

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

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

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

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Mother Nature Now in Charge of the Market

July 24, 2016

At this point in the crop production year, be assured that Mother Nature will still have the major say with respect to cotton prices.

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Cleveland: USDA Turns the Bulls Loose

July 18, 2016

Say it again: Technicals are the leading indicator of fundamentals; they kept telling us higher prices were coming.

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Shurley on Cotton: It’s Christmas in July!

July 13, 2016

The calendar says July. But for cotton growers, it may as well be “Merry Christmas.”

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Watching Bulls, Bears and Fundamentals

July 11, 2016

Fundamentals rule in the long run, but technicals provide the roadmap. Just be sure to keep an eye on the bulls and bears.

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Cleveland: A Fun Week of Bulls, Bears and Brexit

July 5, 2016

The cotton market experienced a fun, exciting week as trading focused on strong bullish and bearish fundamentals – and little to no impact from Brexit.

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Shurley: Acreage Numbers Could Challenge Range-Bound Prices

July 1, 2016

In light of the June 30 USDA acres planted numbers, it would have to be considered good news if cotton’s “range bound” prices can remain at or above 64 cents.

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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.