DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Higher in Early Trading

🕔Apr 23, 2018December hit new contract high. Only skimpy rain fell over the weekend in the Texas High Plains cotton area. Trend-following funds bought 2,131 lots. Cash online sales slipped to 9,052 […]

Texas Cotton: Wind Damage, Thrips Causing Trouble on Upper Coast

🕔Apr 23, 2018We have experienced entirely too much wind lately, and I’ve seen varied degrees of stressed cotton in all three of my counties. The wind damage along with the cooler temperatures […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔Apr 20, 2018Average quotations were 33 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

DTN Cotton Close: Market Nears Old-Crop Highs; Hits New-Crop Peaks

🕔Apr 20, 2018A big on-call imbalance powered old-crop contracts. Overall mill unpriced sales neared all-time high. Less rain than expected earlier in the Texas Plains helped to lift new-crop prices. Premium widened […]

Virginia Cotton: Nitrogen – How Much Should You Apply at Planting?

🕔Apr 20, 2018Nitrogen is needed by the cotton plant at higher amounts than any other nutrient. We have been on a trend of increasing the rate of nitrogen, which is either causing […]

DTN Cotton Open: Jumps to Triple-Digit Gains

🕔Apr 20, 2018May delivery led the gains as first notice day approaches. Rain still forecast on the Texas Plains. Cash online sales rose to 10,562 bales on The Seam, including 2,585 bales […]

Virginia: Peanut-Cotton Infonet Update

🕔Apr 20, 2018The Peanut-Cotton Infonet is up and running for the 2018 growing season. As in previous years, the website will provide: Maximum, minimum, and average air temperatures Average soil temperature at […]

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Ahead on Light Volume

🕔Apr 19, 2018Scale mill fixations countered long liquidation. U.S. export commitments reached 109% of the USDA estimate and weekly shipments — though slower — remained above the pace needed to achieve the […]

DTN Cotton Open: Again Narrowly Mixed in Early Action

🕔Apr 19, 2018Net U.S. weekly upland export sales came in within the expected range at 290,200 RB. Upland shipments dipped to 362,000 RB. Cash online sales edged up to 8,064 bales on […]

Alabama: 2018 Crop Budgets Available

🕔Apr 19, 2018Successful farming requires careful planning, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has tools to make that job easier for producers.  Extension’s annual enterprise budgets help producers make the best decisions possible for […]

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