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Cotton Groups Pledge Funding for CCI Activities

January 22, 2018

Ten U.S. cotton organizations have pledged industry contributions in 2018 to support the demand-building activities of Cotton Council International.

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Market Analysis

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.

Market Analysis

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.

Marketing

The Seam Adds Five New Board Members

January 16, 2018

The Seam has added five cotton industry leaders to its Board of Directors.

Market Analysis

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.

L.L. Bean Ties Sustainability Efforts to Cotton LEADS

January 8, 2018

L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three Named to Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

December 6, 2017

Dr. Hal Lewis, Sykes Martin and Dr. Bill Lyle are the newest members of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.

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Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.

Marketing

Calculating PLC Payments for the Seed Cotton Program

February 13, 2018

In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.

Market Analysis

Cotton Futures Nudge Higher, Despite Forecast for Rising U.S. Sowings

February 13, 2018

Cotton futures nudged higher, despite a much-watched survey on U.S. sowings showing a seven-year high, as the estimate came in

Promotion

USDA Announces New Cotton Board Appointments

February 12, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed 13 members, 13 alternate members and one advisor to serve three-year terms on The Cotton Board.

Marketing

The Bipartisan Budget Act: All About Cotton and Generic Base

February 11, 2018

University of Georgia Extension economists explain what farmers and landowners need to know now about cotton and generic base.

Market Analysis

NCC: Multiple Factors Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton

February 11, 2018

According to NCC economists, a few key factors will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook.

Promotion

Schneider to Head Cotton Council International in 2018

February 10, 2018

Ted Schneider, a producer from Lake Providence, LA, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2018.

Market Analysis

Talking Curveballs, Credibility and Carryovers

February 9, 2018

The February WASDE report served up a curve ball that caught the industry off guard. For the sake of USDA’s reputation, I hope they are correct.

Market Analysis

Still Optimistic, but Fundamentals Do Rule the Market

February 3, 2018

Last week’s price correction was overdue, yet the market is still positive. But it’s best to remember that the simple fundamentals of supply and demand do rule the day.

Marketing

Schniers Brothers are 2017 Marketers of the Year

February 1, 2018

2017 Marketers of the Year Doyle and Daryl Schniers rely on a variety of strategies – plus a little gut feel – when marketing their cotton.

Market Analysis

“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.