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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Cleveland: Cotton Falls Through 93 Cent Price Floor

December 6, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience So much for my 93/94 cent floor price…maybe I need to sleep

Cleveland: The Price Pressure is On

November 22, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience And the pressure is on! U.S. export sales, over the past two

Cleveland: Cotton Pushes Back Over the Dollar Mark

November 15, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience After pushing down to near the 96

Cleveland: Cotton Market Plows Through Peak Ginning Season

November 8, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience I’m thankful for a somewhat working shoulder and associated hand; let’s see

Cleveland: Cotton Market Tests Support Levels

October 24, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience After being down all week, cotton prices, basis the New York ICE

Cotton Market Trending Sideways

October 18, 2011

Plexus N. Y. futures remained in a sideways trend, with December closing 117 points lower at 101.56 cents. Although the

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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.

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Time for Growers to Start Pricing Their 2017 Crop

February 17, 2017

Dr. O.A. Cleveland believes growers should price at least 50% of their anticipated 2017 crop now with the December ICE contract above 74 cents.

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Shurley on Cotton: A Lot Going on and a Lot to Digest

February 13, 2017

The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.

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NCC: U.S. Cotton Industry Hinges on World Demand, China, Global Supply

February 11, 2017

According to NCC economists, several key questions will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry.

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Market Fueled by Demand, Mills and Shrinking Carryover

February 10, 2017

Cotton futures continue to hold tight to the 75-76 cent level, thanks to ever-increasing demand, mill indecision and shrinking world carryover.

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78 Cent Cotton? The Opportunities are There.

February 6, 2017

Titanic bullishness has captured the cotton market, providing opportunities for nearby cotton futures prices to top 78 cents.

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Strengthening Prices, Strong Demand and Bon Jovi Jeans

January 30, 2017

The narrow three cent trading range – 72.50 to 75.50 cents – remains in play, but pressure is building for cotton prices to move higher. Maybe Jon Bon Jovi’s new line of denim jeans will help.