Cotton: Planting Intentions Survey Shows Uneven 2018 Uptick

🕔Feb 10, 2018U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see […]

USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

🕔Mar 28, 2017The good news is that cotton acreage looks like it will increase for the 2nd year in a row. Record rainfall and snowpack, coupled with stable cotton prices and falling […]

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

🕔Jun 30, 2016Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United […]

Shurley on Cotton: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

🕔Apr 4, 2016US cotton growers say they intend to plant 9.56 million acres this year. We’ve likely all seen or heard the numbers by now so there’s little reason to plow that […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices “Lost In Space”

🕔Mar 7, 2016In the 1960’s, a popular TV show “Lost in Space” chronicled the adventures on the “space family Robinson” whose space ship was thrown off course by a meteor shower. Oddly, […]

Texas Crop Weather: ‘Actual’ Cotton Plantings Could Be Down from ’15

🕔Feb 17, 2016The Feb. 5 National Cotton Council’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey indicated Texas growers intended plantings to be up 5.6 percent over the actual plantings in 2015. According […]

Arkansas Cotton Acreage Likely to Increase in 2016, Experts Say

🕔Feb 12, 2016After a year in which total harvested cotton acreage dropped to a record low — about 205,000 acres, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — the crop may be […]

Louisiana Cotton Farmers Disappointed by Yields, Prices

🕔Oct 1, 2015Louisiana cotton farmers have begun picking their crop. What they are finding is disappointing on two fronts — lower yields than last year and low prices. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig […]

Cotton Market: Narrow Range Anticipated til Aug. Acreage Update

🕔Jul 16, 2015Last week the market appeared to be poised for another run until the July supply-demand report was released by the USDA on Friday. On the heels of worse than expected […]

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