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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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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices. The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement. The following are highlights from the report:

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Shurley on Cotton: Lower Than Expected Acres Add to Market Uncertainty

Shurley on Cotton: Lower Than Expected Acres Add to Market Uncertainty

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Jul 6, 2017

Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected. The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone. These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in

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Shurley on Cotton: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Shurley on Cotton: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways”

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Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, UG 🕔May 31, 2017

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63%  planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date. In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina

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Shurley on Cotton: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

Shurley on Cotton: Is This the Wake-Up Call We’ve Been Expecting?

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia 🕔May 12, 2017

Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana. That young man was me and that was my wake-up call. It forever changed my life. I

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Shurley on Cotton: Exports Get Another Revision Upward

Shurley on Cotton: Exports Get Another Revision Upward

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Apr 12, 2017

USDA’s monthly supply and demand estimates were released today. As expected, US cotton exports for the 2016 crop year (which ends July 31) were increased. Exports are now projected to total 14 million bales. This is an increase of 800,000

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Shurley On Cotton: 80-Cent Fever – 4 Factors Fueling It

Shurley On Cotton: 80-Cent Fever – 4 Factors Fueling It

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Eighty-cent fever is running rampant in the cotton market. New crop Dec futures has made a great run and the uptrend is strong. Support seems to be firm. New crop has gained almost a nickel since the first of the

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Shurley on Cotton: The New ‘Ceiling’ is Just Talk for Now

Shurley on Cotton: The New ‘Ceiling’ is Just Talk for Now

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 16, 2017

March futures have improved. January has thus far been a good month. The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last. No one can be sure. So if you’re a producer and have been looking for

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Shurley On Cotton: The Market Offers A Few “Stocking Stuffers”

Shurley On Cotton: The Market Offers A Few “Stocking Stuffers”

👤By Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia 🕔Dec 12, 2016

My kids (and now grandkids) seem to enjoy the cheap, unexpected surprises in their Christmas stocking as much as anything. USDA’s December crop production and supply/demand estimates were as expected in some respects but contain a few things that maybe

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