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Clothing Manufacturer: Price Increases Are Inevitable

February 2, 2011

Shirtworks, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of customized work and personalized clothing, is warning that the rising price of

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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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Volatile Prices Highlight the Need to Build Profitability

February 1, 2011

Dr. O.A. Cleveland’s most recent column, found in this week’s Cotton Grower eNewsletter, features a headline that will stop you

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Fabric Buyers Face More Price Increases, Inflation Fears

January 27, 2011

Higher raw material costs have already arrived for fabric users of all kinds, particularly consumers of cotton. The question everyone

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A Rising Tide Floats All Boats

January 27, 2011

In case you couldn’t tell from this month’s cover, this issue is all about cotton’s recent bull market. As if

Price Volatility Could Cause a Bumpy Ride

January 27, 2011

Mike Watson Vice President, Fiber Competition Cotton Incorporated Cotton markets are in a period of unprecedented volatility. While higher cotton

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

2011 ANNUAL PREVIEW: The Winners Will Be Those Who Adapt and Enjoy the Wild Ride

January 6, 2011

I never imagined the adventure I would have when I established my company seven years ago. I had an idea

Cotton Gains on Australian Output Concerns

January 6, 2011

By Debarati Roy Bloomberg Cotton gained for the third straight day on concern that output in Australia, the fourth-largest exporter,

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USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2018

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

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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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Branding is Key Marketing Tool for U.S. Cotton

April 10, 2018

Brands mean trust, which sells products, and cotton is no exception.

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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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JCPenney Joins Cotton LEADS Program

March 22, 2018

JCPenney is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by joining the Cotton LEADS program.

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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?”