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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.
November 11, 2014
USDA’s November crop production and supply/demand numbers are little changed from the October numbers.
October 27, 2014
An end of week uptick closed the market up 81 points from the previous week. But the longer-term direction is still sideways, with a range of mostly 62 to 67 cents.
October 11, 2014
After recently falling to the 61-cent level, prices have made a modest, but still welcomed, recovery.
September 26, 2014
This is not a good time to be trying to sell cotton. Nothing will appear relatively attractive at this point, but growers nevertheless need to carefully consider their options.
September 11, 2014
Based on USDA’s September Supply Demand report, a smaller U.S. crop should provide some support for prices. But an increase in total world production, reduction in use and increase in stocks may also weigh on the market.
August 25, 2014
Prices (Dec14 futures) appear to have turned trend up, at least for the short-term. But, they're likely to meet resistance around 68 cents, meaning we may have some rocky ground to plow in order to return to prices starting with a 7.
August 12, 2014
The August USDA crop production and supply/demand numbers are best described as a mixed bag. Increases in U.S. exports and World Use are good news, as is the fact that ending stocks didn’t increase.
August 8, 2014
What will it take for prices to find a level of support low enough that the market sentiment will finally say “enough” and turn the outlook more bullish than bearish?
July 28, 2014
Over the past two weeks, prices for Dec14 futures have continued to slide, but tried to stabilize in the 67 to 68.5 cents range. In an extended narrow trading range like this, there is usually not much pressure/interest to push prices either direction on current news. Until July 24, it seems.
Around The Gin
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.
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.
April 17, 2018
Thanks to the efforts of many in the industry, a badly-needed cotton relief program found new life on Capitol Hill.
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.
April 17, 2018
Wrangler jeans has published a report highlighting the significant economic and environmental benefits of certain cotton farming techniques.
April 10, 2018
According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to approve Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto Co., with closing expected in the second quarter of 2018.