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Paradigm Shift Changes Market For The U.S. Cotton Grower

March 2, 2009

Even during trying times and with challenges ahead, the United States cotton industry is well positioned to maintain its leadership

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‘Passport’ To Global Success

March 2, 2009

This country is going to hell in a handbasket. I wish I had a dime from every person that ever

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Tracking Cotton Demand Can Be Complicated

February 23, 2009

While much of the market’s attention is focused on the sharp drop in 2007 U.S. cotton acreage and a widely

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The Trickle-Down Effect

February 12, 2009

If U.S. growers don’t think the quality of their cotton matters, there is something they should consider. Yes, it is

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Reasons For Optimism

February 11, 2009

Well, we’re finally at the end of a long road as we finish up the final pages of our redesign

The Dickensian State Of Cotton

February 9, 2009

Allenberg Cotton Co. CEO Joe Nicosia began by quoting Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the

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Could Quality Shortage Push Cotton to a Dollar?

January 19, 2018

Cotton’s roller coaster price trip is on, and it’s really just beginning. The steep incline is in front of us.

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Shurley: Things to Consider as Prices Climb

January 19, 2018

The reasons for better prices seem fairly obvious, but the strength of the current uptrend has been surprising. Looking ahead, growers need to keep certain factors in mind.

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Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.

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Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.

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Shurley: New Year Cotton Policy Update

January 5, 2018

Recent legislative action in Congress could potentially bring cotton back under Title I commodity protection. Dr. Don Shurley explains the details.

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Shurley: December Report Seals the Deal

December 19, 2017

Based on the December USDA Crop Production numbers, any notion of this 2017 crop getting below 21 million bales seems unlikely at this point.

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It’s a Wonderful Day in Cotton’s Neighborhood

December 15, 2017

With apologies to Mr. Rogers…it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, and the cotton market has been mine.

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With Prices Rallying, It’s Time for “Significant Action”

December 8, 2017

The long-awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week. For those not already priced at 75 cents, it could be time to take significant action.

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Prices Push Above 70 Cents as Demand Remains High

December 2, 2017

Driven by tightening world stocks and led by an ever-increasing world consumption, cotton prices continue to move higher.

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Shurley: Demand Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

November 21, 2017

Demand is the key to cotton's future. We still have a way to go, but the outlook has certainly improved.

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U.S. Sales Booming to Meet Bullish Demand

November 17, 2017

Cotton appears to be caught in a battle between supply and supply. And that keeps prices well positioned to stay where they are.