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An Invitation for You

December 8, 2009

It wasn’t so very long ago that I wrote a column in this space in which I wondered aloud if

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The Good News from Liverpool

October 6, 2009

Forgive me if this column appears to jump all over the place. I spent 20 hours yesterday (or was it

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Understating the Value of Cottonseed?

September 14, 2009

Will the value of cottonseed exceed the value of fiber one day? Is it a question or a puzzle aimed

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Challenges Passed Challenges to Come

September 14, 2009

What a year it has been. Who could have predicted the turmoil that we have witnessed? As a result, our

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Cottonseed Oil Production, Consumption On The Rise

September 12, 2009

U.S. production and consumption of cottonseed oil are expected to significantly increase this year, despite fewer cotton acres and a

Cotton Demand Facing Difficult Climate

May 27, 2009

By their very definition, markets are places where parties with competing goals come together. Sellers are trying to sell at

Survey: U.S. Cotton Stocks Could Reach Six-Year Low

May 11, 2009

U.S. cotton inventories may fall to the lowest in six years by July 2010 as demand from domestic and overseas

Will Next Year Finally Be the “Next Year” We’ve Been Talking About?

April 28, 2009

Don’t look now, but there’s a little bit of a rally going on in the cotton market. The NYBOT December

Pakistani Mills Look For The Competitive Edge

March 23, 2009

Pakistan’s cotton and textile industries have adapted to changes in the global cotton trading environment during recent years by investing

Bullish Hope Challenged

March 19, 2009

December ’09 futures by November had dropped in excess of 50 cents per pound in 4 months. In the meantime,

Joe Nicosia: The Outlook for U.S. Cotton

March 11, 2009

“How did we get where we are at today?” Joe Nicosia, CEO of Allenberg Cotton Company, began at the Mid-South

Still On Top – Cotton Remains Consumers’ No. 1 Choice for Clothing

March 11, 2009

The most formidable adversary to global cotton is not disease, insects, market fluctuations or the challenge of transporting cotton around

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Strong Demand, Drought Concerns Pushing Prices

April 14, 2018

Thanks to mill demand, shrinking quality stocks and increased drought concerns in the Southwest, cotton continues to post gains in spite of the selling pressure created by rolling positions to the July contract.

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Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

April 9, 2018

The jury is still out on whether or not the “verbal war” between the U.S. and China will actually result in tariffs, and what the impact on cotton will be.

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Market Holds in Face of Tariff Rumblings

April 8, 2018

World consumption continues to support prices, but the mere suggestion of tariffs makes speculative fund managers nervous and increases market volatility.

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Cleveland: Prices Rally on USDA Acreage Report

April 1, 2018

USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report pleasantly surprised the market, as seen by the price rally for cotton following the report’s release.

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Shurley: This is Now USDA’s Number for Cotton

April 1, 2018

In my opinion, USDA’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number.

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Cleveland: Start Pricing This Year’s Crop

March 24, 2018

Plant, plant, plant continues to be the motto. But it’s also time to add price, price, price to the discussion.

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Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

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Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

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Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.

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The Market’s Advice: Plant, Plant, Plant!

March 4, 2018

As world and U.S. ending stocks continue to shrink, growers have an opportunity to price the 2018 crop in the low 80s.

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Trucking Issues Limiting Timely Cotton Movement

February 24, 2018

Demand continues to exceed expectations. But new trucking regulations are putting a damper on timely movement of cotton and other ag products.