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    April 24, 2012

    AFB Cotton Close: Market Turns Lower

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    Closing commodity reports from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Commodity Staff.

    Cotton Comment
    Cotton turned lower today. The US crop is ahead of schedule, with USDA reporting 17% of the crop in the ground. That is compared with a 5 year average of 13%. There isn’t enough evidence of improving world economics to give cotton a big boost. Huge world stocks will limit upside potential.

     
     


    Spot Price, Grade 41 Staple 34: Memphis down 102 at  83.96
    Greenwood down  102 at 83.96

     

    New York Futures: May down 104 at 8936
    July down 102 at 9146
    Oct down 79 at 9165
    Dec down 59 at 8871
    March ’12 down 61 at 8938

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