Marketing Stories


Cotton Inc.: Temik Phase Out Highlights Needs for Research

August 24, 2010

Nematodes are the number one yield-robbing disease in cotton. Because Temik is the most widely used nematicide in cotton today,


Cotton Drops on Signs Rally Went Too Far

August 18, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Businessweek Cotton futures fell on speculation that last week’s rally to a four-month high had gone


Cotton Board Moves Offices

July 27, 2010

To reduce operating costs and improve space use efficiency, the Cotton Board recently reviewed its current office lease and compared


Exiled on Wall Street

July 26, 2010

It’s always a little funny when a journalist gets in over his or her head. No one knows this better


Upcoming Cotton Causes Seek Diversity

July 20, 2010

As Certified Importer and Producer Organizations caucus this summer to nominate candidates for leadership positions within the Cotton Research &

The Role of Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization in Maintaining The Quality of Egyptian Cotton and its Competitiveness in The International Market

July 19, 2010

For the importance of cotton as a strategic crop, the state undertakes a special care for maintaining its existance, continuance

Monsanto Fined $2.5 Million for Misbranded Cotton Seed

July 15, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Monsanto Co. $2.5 million for violations regarding the misbranding of cotton seed

Foreign Cotton Production and Demand Drives U.S. Market

July 6, 2010

By Dr. Carl G. Anderson Special to Cotton Grower Foreign cotton stocks are projected to be the lowest in seven

Taking the U.S. Crop to Market

June 30, 2010

It’s possible the effects of the global market rebound are resonating more strongly in the U.S. than in any other


June 30, 2010

Cotton prices approaching a 15-year high. Consumer spending bouncing back, and mill use rising faster than expected. All effects of

The economist’s tea leaves say….

June 30, 2010

“Give me a one-armed economist!” That was the exasperated plea of former U.S. President Harry Truman in the late 1940s.

Wall Street Journal Column Sheds Negative Light on U.S. Cotton

June 9, 2010

On May 21, The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial (See below) related to the ongoing dispute between the United

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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.

Market Analysis

Increased Cotton Demand Moving the Market

November 11, 2017

A bullish supply demand report for November proves that demand moves markets. And demand for cotton has resurfaced.

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Cleveland: Yields, Quality, Consumption Still Rising

November 4, 2017

Reports of high yields, premium quality and growing consumption are keeping prices at the higher end of the trading range.

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India and Frost Combine to Prop Up Market

October 27, 2017

India’s plan to keep more of its cotton for domestic use, plus a potential freeze in West Texas, propped up the market during the past week.

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Bears Growling on Harvest and Demand Challenges

October 22, 2017

Although current trading activity represents a bearish price outlook, Dr. O.A. Cleveland still believes the 65 cent price support will hold. . .even though more experts are abandoning that position.

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Shurley: October Numbers Not As Expected, But Prices Hold

October 18, 2017

USDA’s October production and supply and demand estimates are like apples – pick and choose and you’ll find some numbers you like...and some you won’t.

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Trying to Read the Market: Bearish, Neutral or Bullish?

October 13, 2017

After finding USDA’s October WASDE report initially bearish and somewhat neutral, cotton prices went mildly bullish thinking about stronger demand and the real size of the U.S. and foreign crops.

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Examining Loan Program and Rate Changes for 2017

October 9, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley provides an analysis of what changes in the marketing assistance loan for 2017 could mean for cotton growers.

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Prices Still Sideways as Bearish Moods Grow

October 6, 2017

The market is watching weather and waiting for USDA’s October report. But bearish signs are starting to surface in some segments.

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Cleveland: Market in Hang On and Wait Mode

October 1, 2017

Cotton prices are holding without clear direction right now, as the market continues to watch USDA projections and harvest conditions for answers.