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 […]

Seed Cotton Provisions and the Farm Bill – Everything You Need to Know

🕔May 15, 2018House Agriculture Committee Proposal The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun.  The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year.  On April […]

Shurley On Cotton: “A Chip Shot Away From 80 Cents”

🕔Apr 22, 2018Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […]

Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

🕔Apr 9, 2018A tariff is a fee assessed on imports. The tariff is a per-unit charge that has to be paid to the government by whomever brings the good across the border […]

Shurley on Cotton: Will Updated Acreage Cool Prices?

🕔Mar 30, 2018Today’s USDA Prospective Plantings report, in my opinion, now gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number. The 13½ neighborhood or even higher is what […]

Shurley on Cotton: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

🕔Mar 16, 2018When deer hunting, I am often guilty of waiting and waiting and waiting on something better—often even turning down the opportunity to take a doe, in hopes that something bigger […]

Cotton Seed Program: Sorting Out Generic Base Conversion Options

🕔Feb 21, 2018First, A Little History. You will recall that under provisions of the 2014 farm bill, landowners were given the opportunity to make a one-time election to keep existing crop bases […]

Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

🕔Feb 15, 2018In the wee hours of February 9, 2018, both houses of congress passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which the President signed later that morning.  Within this legislation, a […]

Cotton: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

🕔Feb 13, 2018Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for PLC (Price Loss Coverage) payments. For purposes […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Continue to March Upward – Some Things to Think About

🕔Jan 18, 2018New crop Dec18 futures now stand at over 75 cents. The reasons for much better prices seem fairly obvious but what has been somewhat surprising is the strength of the […]

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