Shurley on Cotton: “Uncertain” is the Buzzword for 2019 Crop

🕔Feb 15, 2019For at least a few reasons discussed here, 2019 will shape up to be an important and pivotal year for many farms and cotton growers. A lot has happened, more […]

Cotton Market and Farm Bill Update Webinar – Video Now Online

🕔Jan 18, 2019University of Georgia Cotton Economist Don Shurley presented a Cotton Market and Farm Bill Update webinar in conjunction with the University of Arkansas this week. A video of that presentation […]

Webinar: Cotton Market Outlook and Policy Update, Jan. 17

🕔Jan 14, 2019Join us Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. CST for the next Food and Agribusiness Webinar as we will be hearing from Dr. Don Shurley, cotton economist and professor […]

Shurley on Cotton: Fundamentals, Fear, and Uncertainty

🕔Jan 11, 2019The cotton market is currently in a decline. Old crop (2018) prices have dropped 20 cents/lb since the highs back in June and most recently fallen 6 cents over just […]

Shurley on Cotton: The Problems and the Possibilities

🕔Dec 14, 2018Nearby March futures seems to be working its way into a corner. There still seems to be solid support around 77 cents but then a hurdle to negotiate (or ceiling […]

Shurley on Cotton: A View of the Boll Game at this Point

🕔Nov 21, 2018Nearby, new crop March futures now stands at 77 and change. There is clear resistance around 81 cents. What does that mean in everyday language? It means 81 to 82 […]

Georgia Cotton: Hurricane Michael Impacts on ARC/PLC Decision

🕔Nov 12, 2018We recently released a factsheet which compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane Michael. We conducted the analysis based on […]

Shurley on Cotton: Bad Timing – This Likely Won’t End Well

🕔Oct 9, 2018Last month, North and South Carolina were pummeled by Hurricane Florence. Now, it appears to be Georgia, Florida, and Alabama’s turn. Hurricane Michael has its sights set on the Florida […]

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 […]

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