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Market Analysis

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

Market Analysis

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

Market Analysis

Foreign Production Deficit Key to Cotton Market

March 9, 2009

World mill use is projected to increase faster than production, indicating a stronger market. However, the perspective for the 2006/07

Marketing

Experimental Marketing

March 9, 2009

The Cotton Research & Promotion Program was created to recapture lost markets, maintain existing markets and establish new markets for

Market Analysis

Johanns Believes U.S. Farmers Need A Global Perspective

March 5, 2009

As United States policy makers consider a new Farm Bill next year, the challenge of meeting domestic needs while balancing

A Raging-bull Wheat Market is the Financial Motivation for Rotating Cotton and Wheat

March 5, 2009

A soybean/cotton rotation? Sometimes. A corn/cotton rotation? Absolutely. A wheat/cotton rotation? When the cash price of wheat exploded through the

Corn Crashes Cotton’s Party?

March 5, 2009

Cotton growers have had a peaceful coexistence with what Native Americans called “maize” for a couple of decades. Maybe longer.

The U.S. & China: The Twain Meets

March 5, 2009

On November 7th, Yao Ming and his Houston Rockets came to Memphis and vanquished the hometown Grizzlies, 86-80. Less than

Cotton Marketing 101

March 4, 2009

Most cotton growers are very knowledgeable when it comes to growing and harvesting a crop. They have years of experience,

Cotton Vs. Corn: Paradox Proves Logic

March 4, 2009

Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: The Hegelian dialectic triad. Wilhelm F. Hegel was an 18th-century German philosopher who believed that all things

NYBOT and Cotton Grower Announce Marketers of the Year

March 3, 2009

While eating lunch one afternoon during the 2004 Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, California producers Bob Hull and Jack

Funding Cotton Incorporated Is Money Well Spent

March 3, 2009

Each year when cotton producers are charged their per bale assessment to fund research and promotion at Cotton Incorporated, they

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Market Analysis

Cleveland: What Goes Up, Must Readjust

September 30, 2016

Last week’s higher prices limited export sales, and prices had to move lower this week, back down to mill offers.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Bulls Ride Prices into the Mid-70s

September 23, 2016

Two weeks ago, we suggested that the USDA supply demand report would be neutral and the market would drop, yet only to reverse to and jump higher. It jumped this week. Wildly higher.

Promotion

Cotton Board Announces Cotton Calendar Photo Contest

September 19, 2016

The Cotton Board is looking for a top cotton photo to feature in their 2017 Industry Calendar. But act quickly. The contest ends October 5.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bear/Bull Balance Continues

September 19, 2016

Cotton prices ended the week lower, but made gains after triple digit losses in trading that followed USDA’s September supply demand report.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Market Unhappy with September Estimates

September 15, 2016

Whatever the market was expecting from the September WASDE report, it didn’t get. So prices reacted accordingly – down.

Market Analysis

Bulls Feed on Cotton Trade Opportunities

September 12, 2016

Although U.S. and world crops are slightly larger than originally estimated, production difficulties in Pakistan and other countries will continue to boost world cotton trade and add support to the market.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bulls Battle Back

September 6, 2016

The December contract again became the darling of the bulls, who won the week after having their backs slammed against the wall.

Promotion

The Cotton Board Recommends 2017 Funding for Cotton Inc. Programs

August 29, 2016

During its recent annual meeting, The Cotton Board voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s 2017 budget of $70 million and elected new officers for the 2016/2017 program year.

Market Analysis

The Dog Days of August – and Cotton – Are Upon Us

August 29, 2016

The Dog Days of August have arrived. That gives Dr. O.A. Cleveland time to reflect on the market, Egyptian cotton, and the offer of a polyester shirt.

Market Analysis

Bears Impact Market, But Long Term Still Bullish

August 22, 2016

The near term technical perspective for the cotton market has turned a bit bearish. But, the longer term outlook remains bullish.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Slip Under Pressure

August 15, 2016

The sudden jump in cotton prices was recently referred to as “Christmas in July.” Well, the new wears off eventually – even for Christmas gifts.