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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

Market Analysis

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

Market Analysis

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.

Market Analysis

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

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

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

Strengthening American Cotton’s Marketability

March 2, 2009

Cotton Incorporated designs research and promotion projects to strengthen the market position of American cotton at every stop along cotton’s

2007 Cotton Market Outlook

March 2, 2009

He said they were big shoes to fill. He said it was a tough act to follow. Then he went

Paradigm Shift Changes Market For The U.S. Cotton Grower

March 2, 2009

Even during trying times and with challenges ahead, the United States cotton industry is well positioned to maintain its leadership

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Marketing

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.

Promotion

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.

Promotion

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.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”