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February 9, 2009

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


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

Protecting The Brand

February 2, 2009

Long renowned for producing some of the best quality fiber on the planet, Egyptian cotton has never had trouble promoting

Working The Runways

January 29, 2009

The industry is flooding with speculation about the emerging middle classes of China and India and how this will affect

FCStone Acquires Globecot For Rock Solid Performance In Global Cotton

January 27, 2009

Cotton merchants and international textile manufacturers could be the beneficiaries of a recent acquisition that unites a leader in commodity

The Trickle-Down Effect: Product Quality Starts At The Fiber

January 26, 2009

The United States is the largest market for high-end cotton apparel and home furnishings, and consumer shopping patterns now have

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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.


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.

Market Analysis

Strange Mix of Positive Signs for the Market

May 31, 2016

Speculative funds, issues in India, U.S. plantings and strong sales have put the cotton market in a positive mood.

Market Analysis

Planting Progress, China’s Reserve Auctions Driving Market

May 23, 2016

Cotton futures had a few triple digit days this past week. Yet, thanks to a combination of influences, the bulls carried the week – if only slightly.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Get a Much Needed Bounce

May 19, 2016

April was a good month for cotton prices. So far, May hasn’t been, but prices seem to be attempting a slight recovery.

Market Analysis

USDA Report Shifts Numbers, Pressures Prices

May 16, 2016

USDA’s May supply demand report brought pressure to the cotton market and moved prices slightly lower to the critical 60-61 cent support level.

Market Analysis

Range-Bound Prices and Textile Trade Deficits

May 6, 2016

The 61-66 cent trading range remains firmly entrenched, as Chinese cotton auctions begin and the textile trade deficit picture gets cloudy.