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Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bears are now winners on 3 consecutive weeks, with Dec giving back 334 points over the period.  The Dec contract gave up 97 points on the week while Mar lost 99, the inversion remaining essentially unchanged at 22. US cotton

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Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The anticipated big U.S. crop took cotton prices lower on the week as reports from both India and China suggested those crops were progressing well.   With production in the world’s leading exporting countries increasing, textile mills will find a

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Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.

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Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Where whitefly are spreading, lack of quick product availability has become an ongoing issue. Both of the main insect growth regulators (IGRs) have either been in short supply or unavailable. We’re told that it might require some effort to find second-tier

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Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market

Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Aug 15, 2017

We now know how Rocky Balboa felt after receiving a round house sucker punch from Apollo Creed. We’re still clearing the cobwebs from our heads after taking one from the USDA by way of their August supply/demand report last week.

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Shurley on Cotton: So Much for the 18-Mln Bale Scenario – And Higher Prices

Shurley on Cotton: So Much for the 18-Mln Bale Scenario – And Higher Prices

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Ag Economist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Prior to last week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales. There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger

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Rose on Cotton: Stocks are Tight; Think About Forward Contracting

Rose on Cotton: Stocks are Tight; Think About Forward Contracting

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean, The Rose Report 🕔Aug 4, 2017

ICE cotton continued higher this week on tightening old crop stocks with the Dec and Mar contracts each gaining 182 points with the Dec Mar spread, of course, remaining unchanged at an inversion of 57 points.  The verdict is in

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Cleveland on Cotton: Rain Washes Over West Texas Acres; Don’t Be Greedy

Cleveland on Cotton: Rain Washes Over West Texas Acres; Don’t Be Greedy

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The stage is being set for one heck of a play!! Mother Nature came back into play and instead of boosting West Texas production with adequate moisture, she likely washed away some acreage and played havoc with plant growth, regrowth

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Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jul 28, 2017

The new crop December futures contract simply got too close to 69 cents and had to back off lest the bulls get too excited. All contracts closed the week in the red. While growers are wanting to see a 70-72

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Thompson on Cotton: Strong Demand Helps Hold 66 Cent Support

Thompson on Cotton: Strong Demand Helps Hold 66 Cent Support

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jul 27, 2017

It appears, at least for now, we have found a tourniquet to stop the market’s bleeding. Activity from the spec/fund community has slowed but not before a major shift in sentiment away from cotton. Latest reports show them 1.79 million

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