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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.

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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.

Production Outlook / Acreage

USDA Projects 13.5 Million Cotton Acres for 2018

March 29, 2018

USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report for 2018, issued on March 29, estimates the planted area for U.S. cotton at 13.5 million acres – a 7% increase over 2017.

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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.

Precision Technology

NC State Grad Students Surveying Precision Ag Use

March 20, 2018

A team of NC State University graduate students wants your input on how row crop growers are currently using precision agriculture in their farming operations.

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?”

Product News

PhytoGen Expands Portfolio of W3FE Varieties for 2018

March 15, 2018

PhytoGen has added five new varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait to its existing portfolio of W3FE varieties for 2018.

News

The Right Man for the Job

March 13, 2018

New NCC Chairman Ron Craft is more than ready for the challenges ahead for cotton.

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 8, 2018

March’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show lower production, higher exports and lower ending stocks for the U.S., as world production, consumption and ending stocks all move slightly higher.

Product News

INTL FCStone Enhances Structured Products Online Calculator

March 7, 2018

Online pricing and hedging tool adds custom pricing functionality and mobile access.

Insect Control

Transform Adding Cotton, Sorghum Exemptions

March 6, 2018

Multiple Section 18 emergency use exemptions from the U.S. EPA for Transform WG insecticide are welcome news to cotton and sorghum growers.

Marketing

NCC: Senate Confirms Key USTR Nominees

March 6, 2018

The NCC and other commodity organizations support the Senate confirmation of three key officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

News

NCC Praises Cochran as Champion of Agriculture

March 6, 2018

The National Cotton Council praises retiring Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi for his support of the U.S. cotton industry and all of agriculture during his 39-year Senate career.

News

Driving Cotton’s Unwavering Goal

March 5, 2018

With Title I coverage restored and the ginning cost share program renewed, the cotton industry remains focused on gaining additional help for growers as the new farm bill debate begins.

Ginning

USDA Renews Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

March 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced renewal of the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program during a speech at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show on March 3.

Market Analysis

The Market’s Advice: Plant, Plant, Plant!

March 4, 2018

As world and U.S. ending stocks continue to shrink, growers have an opportunity to price the 2018 crop in the low 80s.

News

NCC Applauds Northey Confirmation to USDA Post

February 28, 2018

The National Cotton Council supports the confirmation of Bill Northey as USDA’s Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service.

Around The Gin
Product News

FiberMax Honors One Ton Club Growers for 2017

April 17, 2018

The FiberMax One Ton Club recently honored 188 cotton growers who qualified for the club with their 2017 harvest results.

Product News

BASF Adds Engenia Spray Tool to Aid Applications

April 16, 2018

A new easy-to-use resource puts critical weather requirements for applying Engenia herbicide in one convenient location.

Product News

Reduce Timing Guesswork for Cotton Planting

April 16, 2018

Bayer’s online Cotton Planting Forecasting tool can help growers determine the optimal planting window to improve their chances at securing a strong stand.

Product News

Deltapine NPE Program Begins Class of 19 Evaluations

April 9, 2018

Nine Class of 19 variety candidates will be in growers’ fields this year as the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program kicks off its eleventh season.

Product News

Americot Expands Research and Sales Teams

April 5, 2018

Americot has added six new team members to the company’s research and sales staffs.

Product News

Greenleaf Introduces TipGuard Nozzle System

April 5, 2018

Greenleaf Technologies has introduced its new TipGuard System to protect spray tips from contact damage.

Product News

New BASF Reward Program for AR Growers Facing Dicamba Ban

March 27, 2018

BASF has revised its Grow Smart Rewards program to provide Arkansas growers alternative weed control solutions during the dicamba application ban from April 16 through October 31.

Product News

DuPont Vydate Products Fully Available for 2018

March 15, 2018

DuPont Vydate brand insecticide/nematicide products – including Vydate C-LV for cotton – will be fully available for sale and use during the 2018 growing season.

Latest News
Planting

Critical TX Drought Forecast May Alter Planting Decisions

April 23, 2018

If drought conditions continue in the Texas High Plains, producers may need to make tough planting decisions for cotton and other crops.

Promotion

Cotton Inc. Launches New Consumer Ad Campaign

April 23, 2018

A new advertising campaign from Cotton Incorporated reminds consumers that “Life Can Feel Uncomfortable – Your Clothes Shouldn’t.”

Market Analysis

Shurley: The March to 80 Cents

April 23, 2018

With prices nearing 80 cents, it’s an opportunity to price part of your expected 2018 production and/or add to previous sales.

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.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Four Ways to Keep Cotton in the Spotlight

April 19, 2018

There’s still a lot to like about cotton this year, despite competitive, logistical and political issues that could prove challenging in prepping for 2019 and beyond.

Insect Control

In-Crop Needs Drive Transform Momentum

April 18, 2018

Transform insecticide annually overcomes regulatory hurdles to remain a vital crop protection tool.

News

How the Ginning Cost Share Program Gained New Life

April 17, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of many in the industry, a badly-needed cotton relief program found new life on Capitol Hill.

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.

Cotton Production

Sessions from the 2017 MS Row Crop Short Course Now Online

April 17, 2018

Presentations from the 2017 Mississippi State Row Crop Short Course are now part of the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

News

Wrangler Report Touts Value of Soil Conservation Practices

April 17, 2018

Wrangler jeans has published a report highlighting the significant economic and environmental benefits of certain cotton farming techniques.

Insect Control

Biopesticide Option for Bollworm, Budworm Control

April 15, 2018

A host-specific virus is being used to control bollworms and budworms in Arkansas crops.