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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices.  The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.  The following are highlights from the report: The 2017 projected US crop was lowered 200,000 …

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Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected.  The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone.  These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in this topsy-turvy market. I may be wrong but …

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Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has been locked in …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63 percent planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date.  In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina and Virginia being behind 10-12 percentage points.  In the Mid-South, planting is mostly ahead …

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Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life. I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been hinting …

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Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year—up 21.4% from last year.  This number, released March 31, is higher than most pre-report expectations.  The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February was 11.0 million acres.  USDA-ERS in its Outlook …

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Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures are at …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher than last …

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Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity

March futures have improved.  January has thus far been a good month.  The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.  No one can be sure.  So if you’re a producer and have been looking for an opportunity to sell a portion of remaining 2016 crop, January has thus far provided …

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Cotton Marketing News: December Numbers May Contain Hidden Stocking Stuffers

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus My kids, and now grandkids, seem to enjoy the cheap, unexpected surprises in their Christmas stocking as much as anything.  USDA’s December crop production and supply/demand estimates were as expected, in some respects, but contain a few things that maybe can be viewed as unexpected and positive. Prices …

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