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Shurley on Cotton: Oct. Numbers Were Not As Expected—But Prices Hold

Shurley on Cotton: Oct. Numbers Were Not As Expected—But Prices Hold

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia. On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating all sorts of yummy stuff. In the store, you could

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Cotton Outlook: Stocks Outside of China Rising in 2017/18

Cotton Outlook: Stocks Outside of China Rising in 2017/18

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton estimates for 2017/18 project global cotton ending stocks to rise 3 percent from the previous season’s 5-year low to 92.4 million bales. With world production expected to exceed consumption, global stocks are

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Global Markets: Cotton – Stocks Accumulating Everywhere Outside of China

Global Markets: Cotton – Stocks Accumulating Everywhere Outside of China

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Outside of China, global cotton stocks in 2017/18 are expected to rise by nearly 12 million bales, to a record 53 million. Despite a relatively strong forecast increase in global cotton use (3.8%), a 15 percent expansion in production will

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Average quotations were 35 points higher 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 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Tennessee Cotton: Removing Juvenile Growth After the 1st Harvest Aid Application

Tennessee Cotton: Removing Juvenile Growth After the 1st Harvest Aid Application

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Juvenile leaves in regrowth have been an issue this year, both where plants shut-down prior to the first harvest aid application and where a substantial period of time has passed since the last harvest aid application. This blog article highlights

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WASDE Cotton: Domestic Production, Exports, Ending Stocks All Lowered

WASDE Cotton: Domestic Production, Exports, Ending Stocks All Lowered

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 12, 2017

The 2017/18 U.S. cotton supply and demand estimates show lower production, exports, and ending stocks relative to last month. Production is reduced 643,000 bales, largely in Texas and Georgia. Domestic mill use is unchanged from last month, but the export

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Thompson On Cotton: Riding The Weather Rollercoaster

Thompson On Cotton: Riding The Weather Rollercoaster

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Oct 11, 2017

This year’s cotton crop has been challenging, to say the least. It’s safe to say we’ve been tested by torrential rains, planting delays, sandstorms, replanting, three major hurricanes and now the fear of an early frost. All things considered, we’ve

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Texas: Swisher County Cotton Tour, Kress, Oct. 18

Texas: Swisher County Cotton Tour, Kress, Oct. 18

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Swisher County Ag Committee has rescheduled their Swisher County Cotton Tour for Oct. 18 after being postponed earlier this month due to inclement weather, said the county’s AgriLife Extension agent. “We’ll meet to start

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Georgia Cotton: Keep it Clean and Pure in 2017

Georgia Cotton: Keep it Clean and Pure in 2017

👤By Taylor R. Sills, Georgia Cotton Commission 🕔Oct 11, 2017

With cotton harvest underway, it is important to “keep it clean and pure” this year. American cotton growers worked hard to gain a reputation for producing clean fiber, but over the last few years, reports have surfaced about contamination due to

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Texas Northern High Plains Cotton: Mitigating Cool Temps and an Immature Crop

Texas Northern High Plains Cotton: Mitigating Cool Temps and an Immature Crop

👤By Seth Byrd and Gaylon Morgan, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 10, 2017

The role of temperature, and specifically heat, in the growth and development of cotton is a common topic of discussion during the season.  Heat units are a critical component for cotton’s growth and development; whether for germination and emergence, reproductive

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