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October 14, 2015
It’s been a disappointing and frustrating year price-wise. Upside price potential is still out there, but growers have to carefully evaluate the available alternatives and the potential outcome of each if prices go up – or down.
September 25, 2015
The late New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” Undoubtedly, cotton prices may have reached Yogi’s fork.
September 14, 2015
USDA’s September numbers are not likely to help move prices out of the 62 to 67 cent range they’ve been in for the past 11 months.
August 27, 2015
Cotton’s wild ride continues, thanks to a constant barrage of economic and policy forces.
August 12, 2015
The past few weeks have not been kind to cotton. But new USDA crop reports may act like the referee stepping in to stop the damage just in time.
July 24, 2015
The goal of 70 cents is still possible, but each passing day likely lowers the odds that we can get there. We just need to make sure we know what our alternatives are and act accordingly.
July 13, 2015
If cotton prices were a piece of heavy farm machinery, the market would have a serious compaction problem, tracking over the same ground time after time after time.
June 12, 2015
Cotton growers are optimistically waiting for prices to break to the upside. But patience is wearing thin.
May 27, 2015
Amid the volatility and unknowns of the cotton market, this much we know – cotton production in 2015 will require patience, a clear understanding of the risks and careful evaluation of marketing tools and choices.
May 13, 2015
USDA’s May WASDE report contains the first U.S. and World estimates for the 2015 crop year, and the numbers are about as expected – some better than expected.
April 10, 2015
Now that old crop has clearly broken through 65 cent ceiling, there is belief that prices will continue to trek higher toward a new “testing ground.”
March 31, 2015
The March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings report of 9.55 million cotton acres is slightly higher than most other pre-report expectations. Now, it’s time for the market to focus on other matters.
March 2, 2015
The market is still full of uncertainties, and this recent slowdown might just be a signal that the market needs to take a breather.
February 11, 2015
Prices should be nearer the bottom end of their likely range. If you’re going to plant cotton in 2015, be patient and wait for possible rallies this summer.
January 26, 2015
For the fourth time since last spring, prices have again failed to hold support as new negative forces overtake the market. The decline in prices is concerning, but is offset somewhat by a strong basis and premiums for quality and an increasing LDP/MLG.
Around The Gin
January 9, 2018
Indigo Ag has announced a new program that offers significant price premiums for U.S. cotton growers who contract to grow Indigo Cotton.
January 5, 2018
Bayer releases five new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties for introduction in 2018.
December 7, 2017
Monsanto is offering a special Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform in Arkansas for 2018 for growers planting XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean varieties.
January 15, 2018
Dicamba Stewardship training sessions will be held throughout Tennessee from mid-January through early March, with online training available soon.
January 8, 2018
L.L. Bean has signed on as the newest partner of the Cotton LEADS program.
January 7, 2018
Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.
January 7, 2018
Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Florence, SC, is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award.
January 5, 2018
Former Missouri Extension cotton specialist Andrea Jones was recognized by her peers as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year.