Shurley on Cotton: Feb. a Brutal Month for Prices

🕔Feb 15, 2016February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over […]

Shurley on Cotton: Demand Growth is Key Factor for 2016

🕔Jan 13, 2016The New Year has not started off well for cotton. Old crop March futures currently stand at roughly 62 cents and new crop December futures at roughly 63 cents–both down […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Need Something to Grab Hold Of

🕔Nov 16, 2015If you don’t have a firm hold on things, sometimes it results in a fall. If you’re a deer hunter and have ever fallen out of a stand or slipped off the […]

Shurley on Cotton: Rocky Top and a Rocky Road

🕔Oct 14, 2015The Tennessee Vols hammered my beloved Dawgs this past weekend. As it ends up, maybe my Dawgs are not all they were earlier cracked up to be–with or without their […]

Shurley on Cotton: Where Does This Wild Season Go from Here?

🕔Aug 27, 2015Here’s a quote/scene from The Andy Griffith Show: AUNT BEE: Opie, you need to go next door and see Floyd about a haircut. OPIE: But Aunt Bee, those little hairs […]

Shurley on Cotton: Path to 70 Cents Still Negotiable, but Now Rockier

🕔Jul 24, 2015Growers waiting on 70 cents, some/most are still waiting while others may have taken some sort of action already at the 67 to 68-cent area. The goal of 70 cents […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Narrow, Yield Could End Better than Estimated

🕔Jun 11, 2015Cotton growers are optimistically waiting for prices to break to the upside. But patience is wearing thin. There are factors in play that are potentially “bullish” that could take prices […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Remains in Range, Tempts Downside Support

🕔May 27, 2015New crop Dec15 futures hover just above 64 cents today. This is a continuation of the slide that began last week. Since peaking at just under 67 cents back on […]

Shurley on Cotton: May Numbers as Expected – Sideways Market to Continue

🕔May 13, 2015During winter Extension meetings with cotton growers, I called it “breaking the cycle”. It’s been expected and USDA’s numbers released today are the first signs. I’ve said that “breaking the […]

Shurley on Cotton: Breaking The 67-Cent Barrier – When?

🕔Apr 28, 2015For producers still holding a portion, or all, of last year’s crop, so far it’s been a mostly unrewarding ride. Prices are a few cents higher but essentially at the […]

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