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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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Shurley on Cotton: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Shurley on Cotton: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Ag Economist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management. In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I

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Shurley on Cotton: Market Makes a Hard Landing

Shurley on Cotton: Market Makes a Hard Landing

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise. I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case but apparently it was. To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the

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Shurley on Cotton: Harvey, Irma, and Other Unknowns as We Move Into September

Shurley on Cotton: Harvey, Irma, and Other Unknowns as We Move Into September

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

The human toll on life and property from Hurricane Harvey is horrific. Harvey is being tabbed as the worst natural disaster in our nation’s history. The losses are still being determined and recovery could take years. It almost seems disrespectful

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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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