Shurley on Cotton: Don’t Miss Out on Marketing Opportunities Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
Where do we start? I don’t want to bore you with numbers, but understanding at least a few numbers helps to try to decipher this market—where we have been and […]

Shurley on Cotton: March Upward May Continue but Is Volatile Oct 16, 2021

🕔Oct 16, 2021
December futures peaked to close at almost $1.12 on October 7th. This was followed by 4 consecutive lower days to just under $1.04 on October 13. Yesterday (Oct 14), we […]

Shurley on Cotton: Move Above $1 Finally Here, Makes for Some Tough Decisions Oct 2, 2021

🕔Oct 2, 2021
Looking back 6 months, the move to 80-85 was the first pricing action for some growers. It was considered a good price risk management opportunity. Then price (Dec futures) moved […]

Shurley on Cotton: The See-Saw at 90-Plus Continues – What Lies Ahead? Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
The strong uptrend in prices seems to have leveled out. Prices (Dec futures) have been in a range of mostly 92 to 95 cents for the past month plus. Dec […]

Shurley on Cotton: Strong Prices Continue – So Far with Few Hiccups Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
Most of the time, but not always, prices tend to trend down into the harvest months. It’s called seasonality and for that reason, farmers like to price some portion of […]

Shurley on Cotton: USDA Reports Continue to Feed Optimism Aug 14, 2021

🕔Aug 14, 2021
This week’s monthly USDA numbers were a bit of a surprise and the weekly export report was good. As a result, December futures gained over 2 cents today—pushing us to […]

Shurley on Cotton: Maybe Not Red, but Possible Caution Flags Ahead Jul 30, 2021

🕔Jul 30, 2021
A positive spin on things first. This appears to be shaping up as one of those rare and blessed years where most producers will enjoy both a good crop and […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market’s Path Clearer But Still Uncertain Jul 13, 2021

🕔Jul 13, 2021
Prices continue to show strength. New crop December futures closed today at 88.16 cents—the highest in a month and topping 88 cents for the third time near the contract high. […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Post a “Triple Top” Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
If you feel like you are “behind” in your pricing/price protection and have been waiting for opportunity to get caught up, here you go. We mentioned a couple of weeks […]

Shurley on Cotton: Choppy Trade on Weather Uncertainty, Support Remains Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
Years and years long ago, I was attending a conference in Ames, Iowa. It was 105 degrees in the middle of a drought. The corn market went down limit for […]

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