The annual Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has been updated and can be accessed online.
Drying pattern forecast for Texas High Plains. U.S. classing rose to 776,571 bales. Rio Grande Valley gins finished the season. Regrowth issues reported in the Upper Coast. Harvest-aids applied to some Plains cotton. Cotton futures finished mixed Monday, with current-crop
No October delivery notices issued. Trend-following funds boosted their net-longs by 3,961 lots. Cash online grower sales slid to 24 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded on modest gains Monday after bouncing from a shallow dip to the session
People in my line of work are thankful for those farmers who do some of the things we suggest for no other reason than they have faith in us to advise them correctly. This kind of loyalty is nice but
Plant responses to defoliants and boll openers slow to a crawl as weather cools, and applications which seemingly blew bolls open within a day or two will now take much longer to work and some products will have almost no
ICE cotton trading action was friendly for producers last week with the Dec contract moving ahead 279 points, settling at 70.07. The Dec – Mar spread was near unchanged Vs the previous Friday at a mere 36 points of carry.
Summary During the past 7-days, frequent frontal activity helped to ensure heavy rainfall (2 inches or greater) over portions of the Midwest, the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley, the southern Plains, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic,
The New York ICE cotton contracts blew past near-term resistance and back into the mid 70s – spurred on by another round of Chinese fund buying, and underpinned by extremely strong sales of stocks from the Chinese Reserve program. Two
USDA has designated Armstrong, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Jack and Taylor counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by high winds, hail, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 1, 2016, through June 24, 2016. “Our
Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the