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Fulfilling Our Mission

February 11, 2009

As my staff and I began planning our 2007 research and promotion efforts, we narrowed down six major objectives that

Marketing

Cotton Marketers of the Year – Wayne and Ed Teal

February 11, 2009

Maybe what we have here is E. F. Hutton on both sides. “We listen to people who are world-class economists

Market Analysis

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

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Meeting The Objectives

February 11, 2009

Entering the 2007 season, Cotton Incorporated had six major objectives, said J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO. Improve farm profitability

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Click-Clack.

February 9, 2009

Many years and almost as many surgeries ago, I was a dedicated weekend tennis player. Note I said dedicated, not

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

Differentiating U.S. Cotton

February 9, 2009

As U.S. cotton faces increased competition from not only synthetics, but from cottons produced in other countries, Cotton Incorporated is

From Boll to Bobbin, Field to Fabric

February 5, 2009

At an early age, I realized that you shouldn’t make any judgments or assumptions about anyone until you know what

Cotton – The Natural Choice

February 5, 2009

April 22, was Earth Day. Founded to increase the focus of environmental awareness, Earth Day was a great opportunity to

Something in Common

February 4, 2009

“The new systems have the potential to do away with the module builder and the boll buggy,” says Dr. Gregg

Just the Same, but Different

February 3, 2009

Once upon a time at another publication, a friend wrote the headline above and it stuck with me over the

A Firm Foothold for U.S. Cotton

February 3, 2009

As the cotton industry continues its expansion around the globe, Cotton Incorporated has taken a proactive step toward ensuring a

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Market Analysis

Cleveland: USDA Turns the Bulls Loose

July 18, 2016

Say it again: Technicals are the leading indicator of fundamentals; they kept telling us higher prices were coming.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: It’s Christmas in July!

July 13, 2016

The calendar says July. But for cotton growers, it may as well be “Merry Christmas.”

Market Analysis

Watching Bulls, Bears and Fundamentals

July 11, 2016

Fundamentals rule in the long run, but technicals provide the roadmap. Just be sure to keep an eye on the bulls and bears.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: A Fun Week of Bulls, Bears and Brexit

July 5, 2016

The cotton market experienced a fun, exciting week as trading focused on strong bullish and bearish fundamentals – and little to no impact from Brexit.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Acreage Numbers Could Challenge Range-Bound Prices

July 1, 2016

In light of the June 30 USDA acres planted numbers, it would have to be considered good news if cotton’s “range bound” prices can remain at or above 64 cents.

Market Analysis

Market Fundamentals Positive, but Not Yet Bullish

June 20, 2016

July prices are still bumping into resistance. But there are enough positive fundamentals in the market to provide a bit of bullish hope.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

June 16, 2016

There’s usually speculation on the June USDA Acreage number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number. So far, it's all quiet.

Market Analysis

Commodity and Mill Actions Pushing Cotton Higher

June 10, 2016

It was a pretty good week for cotton, as fund money continued to flow to all commodities, and mills began to ease their price expectations higher.

Market Analysis

Mills, Speculators and Weather Driving Cotton Prices

June 7, 2016

Mother Nature’s recent whims are driving new money into cotton, as mills come to grips with rising prices and price fixations, which fuel buying by hedge fund long speculators.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

June 7, 2016

As planting season ends and summer approaches, the challenge for growers will be if, and when, to take price protection – and, if so, how to do it.

Promotion

Cotton Inc Debunks Food Babe Cotton Claims

May 31, 2016

Cotton Incorporated recently took on the Food Babe to debunk her unfounded statements about cotton and cottonseed. Forbes magazine applauded those efforts.