North Carolina Cotton: Re-Planting Decisions, Managing Late Planted Fields

🕔May 23, 2018Most areas of the state have experienced rainfall nearly daily for a week now. In my conversations with growers across the state, it appears that most growers are either done […]

Mississippi Cotton: Strong Market Drives Acreage Up

🕔May 18, 2018Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔May 18, 2018Average quotations were 134 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, […]

Thompson on Cotton: Would Enough Rain In Texas Be Too Much?

🕔May 18, 2018Once again showing itself to be a weather market, cotton prices retreated below 80 cents early in the week reacting to the forecast showing West Texas was in line to […]

Texas Cotton: Less Water for Young Plants Doesn’t Hurt Yield, Improves Drought Tolerance

🕔May 16, 2018Plants need water–but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops? In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from […]

Shurley on Cotton: Exports, Production Uncertainty Should Offer Price Support

🕔May 15, 2018Last week (on May 10,2018) USDA released its monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates. Each year, the May report contains the first projections for the upcoming new crop […]

Cotton Outlook: Global Mill Use To Rise for 7th Consecutive Season

🕔May 14, 2018The initial U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2018/19 indicate that global cotton consumption will climb to a new record, continuing the recovery that began in 2012/13. World […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔May 11, 2018Average quotations were 131 points higher 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, […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption and Stocks Outside of China

🕔May 11, 2018USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2018/19 marketing year shows world ending stocks forecast down slightly. However, stocks outside of China will increase for the third year in a row […]

Thompson on Cotton: New Crop Breaks Through the 80 Cent Door

🕔May 11, 2018After weeks of knocking at the door, new crop cotton prices finally broke through 80 cents last Friday (5/4) and closed above it at 80.57. It appeared market momentum was […]

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