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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


Cotton is Not the Enemy?

June 1, 2010

By Andrea K. Walker The Baltimore Sun Under Armour may launch a new line of hybrid-cotton apparel next year, according


Under Armour Finally Comes Around

June 1, 2010

I guess I can get off my soapbox now. My rants against Under Armour’s “Cotton is the Enemy” ad campaign


Cotton Upswing to Carry Into Next Year

May 11, 2010

By Elizabeth Campbell Bloomberg Cotton production in the U.S. will rise 37 percent in the next marketing year amid an

Consumer Spending on the Rise

May 4, 2010

Bloomberg Consumer spending in the U.S. – a key indicator that could precede an increase in clothing expenditures – rose

U.S. Trade Preference Program Would Benefit Pakistan Cotton

April 29, 2010

According to a report from Reuters, the United States has renewed its commitment to a four-year-old promise by former President

FiberMax Honors 2010 One Ton Club Inductees

April 20, 2010

Bayer CropScience recently hosted the fifth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet to honor the 2009 class of One

Making Every Cent Count

April 19, 2010

A 2- to 6-cent over-the-loan premium for quality here … putting your cotton into a pool that pays 8, 10

U.S. Cotton is Back in Play

April 19, 2010

“If you think we’ll get back to $15 soybeans and $7.50 corn like we had in ’08, you’re smoking dope.”

ITC Announces Events Promoting African Cotton

April 15, 2010

The International Trade Centre (ITC) on Trade Capacity Building and Promotion of African Cotton is hosting two upcoming events to

Brazil, Argentina Snatch U.S. Corn and Soybean Markets?

April 13, 2010

The combined soybean harvests in Brazil and Argentina, the world’s biggest exporters behind the U.S., were forecast to jump 35

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Market Analysis

Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.


Calculating PLC Payments for the Seed Cotton Program

February 13, 2018

In the second in a series of articles, University of Georgia economists focus on how PLC payments are calculated under the new seed cotton program.

Market Analysis

Cotton Futures Nudge Higher, Despite Forecast for Rising U.S. Sowings

February 13, 2018

Cotton futures nudged higher, despite a much-watched survey on U.S. sowings showing a seven-year high, as the estimate came in


USDA Announces New Cotton Board Appointments

February 12, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed 13 members, 13 alternate members and one advisor to serve three-year terms on The Cotton Board.


The Bipartisan Budget Act: All About Cotton and Generic Base

February 11, 2018

University of Georgia Extension economists explain what farmers and landowners need to know now about cotton and generic base.

Market Analysis

NCC: Multiple Factors Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton

February 11, 2018

According to NCC economists, a few key factors will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook.


Schneider to Head Cotton Council International in 2018

February 10, 2018

Ted Schneider, a producer from Lake Providence, LA, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2018.

Market Analysis

Talking Curveballs, Credibility and Carryovers

February 9, 2018

The February WASDE report served up a curve ball that caught the industry off guard. For the sake of USDA’s reputation, I hope they are correct.

Market Analysis

Still Optimistic, but Fundamentals Do Rule the Market

February 3, 2018

Last week’s price correction was overdue, yet the market is still positive. But it’s best to remember that the simple fundamentals of supply and demand do rule the day.


Schniers Brothers are 2017 Marketers of the Year

February 1, 2018

2017 Marketers of the Year Doyle and Daryl Schniers rely on a variety of strategies – plus a little gut feel – when marketing their cotton.

Market Analysis

“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.