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Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018; a short-term continuing resolution passed just before the holidays expires on January 19, 2018. Congress is also considering an emergency appropriations bill

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Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

👤O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 8, 2017

The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that sold his cotton in November and then commented that the

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Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July become the spot month on Monday, April 24.  The continuation

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Cleveland on Cotton: A Boat Full of Growers, Mills and Speculative Managers

Cleveland on Cotton: A Boat Full of Growers, Mills and Speculative Managers

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Cotton Economist 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Textile mills chipped away at their on-call sales this week, disposing of nearly 50% of them. However, most of the trading was not outright selling, but spread trading (buying the March contract and selling the May contract). Thus, the trading range

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DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Dec 30, 2016

U.S. export commitments widened the lead over year-ago bookings to 3.436 million RB and reached 73% of the USDA estimate. Unpriced mill on-call position jumped 28,941 lots across the board. Cotton futures took something of a wild ride on the

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Upland Cotton: Special Import Quota Kicks in Due to World Market Price

Upland Cotton: Special Import Quota Kicks in Due to World Market Price

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 30, 2016

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced on Dec. 29, 2016 a special import quota for upland cotton that permits importation of a quantity of upland cotton equal to one week’s domestic mill use. The quota will be established on

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Cleveland on Cotton: Signs of Vulnerability – Headed Back to 65 Cents

Cleveland on Cotton: Signs of Vulnerability – Headed Back to 65 Cents

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, MSU 🕔Oct 7, 2016

Happy National Denim Day* After many weeks of building a base above 65 cents, and even seeing a trade back to 70 cents this week, the market is showing signs of vulnerability. This week’s opportunity to fix prices at 70

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Cleveland on Cotton: No Good, Very Bad and Downright Miserable

Cleveland on Cotton: No Good, Very Bad and Downright Miserable

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University 🕔Oct 2, 2015

One step forward and one step backward. Cotton prices continued with another lousy week, a poor month and even a miserable third quarter. Nearly 8 cents lost in total. Prior to the weekly close the market had been down some

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2016 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Announced

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 1, 2015

Commodity Credit Corporation Executive Vice President Val Dolcini today announced the marketing assistance loan rate for 2016-crop base quality upland cotton. Base quality upland cotton has the following characteristics: color grade 41, leaf grade 4, staple length 1-1/16 inches, micronaire

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Upland Cotton Genome Unlocked, 1st Step Towards Better Varieties

👤By Jim Melvin, Clemson University 🕔Apr 20, 2015

In a groundbreaking achievement led by an international team that includes Clemson scientist Chris Saski, the intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history. Saski participated in sequencing the

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