Shurley on Cotton: Hurricane Florence Impacts and Early Fall Pre-Harvest Outlook

🕔Sep 14, 2018Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone but especially our fellow farmers and cotton producers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The very latest projected path of the […]

Shurley on Cotton: Plastic Contamination a Serious Issue to Quality

🕔Aug 23, 2018Contamination from plastics is a hot-button topic in the US cotton industry right now. It should be. It’s a serious problem. Major culprits include plastic wrap from round modules, shopping […]

Shurley on Cotton: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close

🕔Jul 23, 2018In deer hunting, I have too often been guilty of letting a good one walk in hopes that an even better one would come along later. More often than not, […]

Cotton: China’s Potential Tariffs and U.S. Exports – Lessons from History

🕔Jul 18, 2018Editor’s Note: This article is from Choices Magazine and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association U.S. and China Trade Actions In 2017, the United States imported approximately $506 billion in products […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2018 Acreage and Price Update

🕔Jul 3, 2018After a run to over 90 cents, prices (Dec futures) have since fallen on hard times. Relatively, 85 cents is still good but that’s little consolation to growers that missed […]

Webinar: Cotton Market, Seed Cotton Program Review, June 14

🕔Jun 11, 2018Join us on Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. CST as we host Don Shurley, Cotton Economist and Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Apply […]

Generic Base/Seed Cotton Program Timeline

🕔Jun 1, 2018The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized Seed Cotton as a covered commodity under Title 1 of the 2014 farm bill and created eligibility for ARC/PLC effective with the 2018 […]

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 […]

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