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South Carolina: No Pest Blowups But Enough Activity To Scout

South Carolina: No Pest Blowups But Enough Activity To Scout

👤By Jeremy Greene, Extension Entomologist, Clemson University 🕔May 22, 2015

We still have soybeans in the bag, but some are coming up and look pretty good, except for dry soil and deer. I cannot help with the four-legged animals, but I can offer advice on watching out for the six-legged

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Texas Cotton: One Eye on the Weather; Other Eye on Crop Ins. Deadline

Texas Cotton: One Eye on the Weather; Other Eye on Crop Ins. Deadline

👤By Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Grower 🕔May 22, 2015

The pendulum has swung the opposite way following four years of drought on the Texas High Plains and cotton producers throughout the region are facing an unusual situation in 2015: fields too wet to plant. Discussion of that possibility would

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Cleveland on Cotton: Weather Frustrates Farmers in U.S., Australia, Brazil, China

Cleveland on Cotton: Weather Frustrates Farmers in U.S., Australia, Brazil, China

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University 🕔May 22, 2015

Cotton prices were on the defensive all week despite the fact that few, if any, bearish fundamentals surfaced. Actually, the new fundamental uncovered during the week was laced with bullish overtones. With delayed plantings across the U.S., plus unfavorable rains

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AFB Cotton Close: Another Negative Day

AFB Cotton Close: Another Negative Day

👤From the Arkansas Farm Bureau 🕔May 22, 2015

Cotton Comment Cotton futures were lower across the board. Export sales of 59,300 bales of old crop cotton were up 22% from the previous week. Shipments of 343,300 bales were up 47% from the week prior. New crop sales were

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DTN Cotton Close: Pressure From U.S. Dollar Index

DTN Cotton Close: Pressure From U.S. Dollar Index

👤By Duane Howell, DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔May 22, 2015

Cotton Closes Lower Ahead of Holiday Weekend Mills reduced their unfixed July position by 1,100 lots but still had 3.38 contracts to price for every one held by producers. U.S. upland cotton under loan fell to 305,554 bales. Cotton futures

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Rose on Cotton: Bloody Week – Glad It’s Over

Rose on Cotton: Bloody Week – Glad It’s Over

👤By Louis W Rose IV, The Rose Report 🕔May 22, 2015

ICE cotton futures took a bloodbath this week. The July and Dec contracts gave up 354 and 244 points, respectively, as specs liquidated longs and short-term technical traders hopped on for the ride. The only positive thing to be said

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2015

Weekly average spot cotton quotations were 72 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and

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Mississippi: Soil Health Is More Than Maximizing Crop Yields

Mississippi: Soil Health Is More Than Maximizing Crop Yields

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications 🕔May 22, 2015

Mississippi farmers should not take the state’s rich soil for granted, but the question of the best way to treat this valuable resource sparks debate. “Soil can be thought of as a living organism that must be kept healthy to

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DTN Cotton Open: Cash Grower Sales Remain Inactive

DTN Cotton Open: Cash Grower Sales Remain Inactive

👤By Duane Howell, DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔May 22, 2015

Cotton Trades Around Little Changed U.S. consumer prices rose 0.1% in April. China’s April imports fell 28% from a year earlier. Cash grower and business sales remained inactive for the second straight day. Cotton futures traded within tiny ranges around

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North Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Thrips

North Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Thrips

👤By Guy Collins , North Caroline State University 🕔May 22, 2015

The 2015 crop is generally off to a very good start. So far, we have had excellent planting weather for most parts of the cotton belt. Warm temperatures have resulted in vigorous growth and rainfall has been timely for the

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