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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 &

Market Analysis

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

Market Analysis

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


June 30, 2010

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

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

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

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Market Analysis

All Eyes on the Southwest as Contract Periods Shift

April 20, 2018

Mother Nature’s willingness to drop water on the Southwest plains will dictate price movement, as the May futures contract expires and July becomes the spot month.


USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2018

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

Market Analysis

Strong Demand, Drought Concerns Pushing Prices

April 14, 2018

Thanks to mill demand, shrinking quality stocks and increased drought concerns in the Southwest, cotton continues to post gains in spite of the selling pressure created by rolling positions to the July contract.


Branding is Key Marketing Tool for U.S. Cotton

April 10, 2018

Brands mean trust, which sells products, and cotton is no exception.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

April 9, 2018

The jury is still out on whether or not the “verbal war” between the U.S. and China will actually result in tariffs, and what the impact on cotton will be.

Market Analysis

Market Holds in Face of Tariff Rumblings

April 8, 2018

World consumption continues to support prices, but the mere suggestion of tariffs makes speculative fund managers nervous and increases market volatility.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Prices Rally on USDA Acreage Report

April 1, 2018

USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report pleasantly surprised the market, as seen by the price rally for cotton following the report’s release.

Market Analysis

Shurley: This is Now USDA’s Number for Cotton

April 1, 2018

In my opinion, USDA’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Start Pricing This Year’s Crop

March 24, 2018

Plant, plant, plant continues to be the motto. But it’s also time to add price, price, price to the discussion.


JCPenney Joins Cotton LEADS Program

March 22, 2018

JCPenney is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by joining the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.