Tagged O.A. Cleveland (Page 2)
August 14, 2014
What many considered a very bearish August Supply/Demand Report has been digested by market forces and determined to be market neutral. Most likely, the 62 cent price floor has developed enough depth to protect the price from sliding any lower.
August 8, 2014
Cotton prices attempted to consolidate a bit this week in the face of weather problems around the globe, as well as Chinese mills seeking imports of high grade cotton.
July 31, 2014
Market technicals suggest the 60 to 62 cent level will hold for prices in the very short run – depending, in large part, on weather patterns for Texas and India.
July 11, 2014
With December futures, a drop to 65 cents is all but certain. But this week’s export sales report indicates a major sales increase in the face of declining prices. And, the sales report for next week should be just as strong.
June 27, 2014
Once the cotton market realized a squeeze on the July futures contract would not occur, prices crashed as if they were Humpty Dumpty. Open interest has fallen to its lowest point in 30 months.
June 23, 2014
The past week’s roller coaster ride in July prices was more about end-of-year book balancing and end-of-game bluffs and calls rather than about the supply and demand of cotton, creating a total disconnect between futures price and cash price.
June 9, 2014
As the bears continue their month-long rule of the cotton market, upgrades and investment in Chinese mills are driving demand for machine-harvested, high grade foreign cotton.
May 30, 2014
As expected, rain in Texas sent prices three cents lower almost immediately. The market is now down in both the July and new crop December contracts, and is attempting to hold the line on any further price decline.
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October 28, 2014
Grow Ag Leaders is offering more than $500,000 in college scholarships to students interested in agricultural careers. The program is available in 40 states, including many throughout the Cotton Belt.
October 21, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.
October 17, 2014
Since becoming a partner in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program three years ago, PhytoGen has made donations to 25 charities on behalf of state farmers of the year.
October 16, 2014
The Enlist Weed Control System from Dow AgroSciences has been approved for field use in corn and soybeans in 2015 by federal regulatory authorities, with introduction in cotton still scheduled for 2016.
October 3, 2014
Registration now is open for the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 5-7 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX.
September 25, 2014
The public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for cotton and soybean plants for Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will remain open through October 10.
September 10, 2014
Two new webcasts to help growers successfully capture and use data from yield monitors have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.
September 8, 2014
Five honorees have been elected to the first class of Cotton Incorporated’s newly-established Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.
October 31, 2014
With the conclusion of the WTO Brazil case, the U.S. cotton industry can bring a renewed focus to the challenges ahead, coming from a familiar source.
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 24, 2014
The same record that has been spinning for weeks is still playing. The 61 to 62 cent price resistance holds firm, attempts to close above 65 cents continue to be thwarted, and the potential for a short covering rally lingers strong in the background.
October 24, 2014
Volatility dropped this week, as the market is discounting a scenario in which prices are not expected to change significantly over the coming months. Once all harvest is complete and sorted out, we may see renewed pressure on cash prices.
October 23, 2014
USDA is offering $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas.
October 23, 2014
Cotton Incorporated will again host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show – a fashion marathon featuring a different cotton look every minute – in early November.
October 22, 2014
The EPA has announced a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement and help farmers save money.
October 21, 2014
The cotton industry commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.