Shurley on Cotton: Where to Go From Here?

🕔Aug 13, 2019I’ve devoted the last 30 years of my life to cotton growers and the cotton industry. Prior to this, I witnessed the 1980’s when financial problems took a toll on […]

Shurley on Cotton: Making Sense of the USDA Outlook

🕔Jul 24, 2019USDA’s August crop production and supply and demand estimates will be released in a couple of weeks. This will be the first production estimates of the 2019 crop year based […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Signals Increasingly Unfriendly

🕔Jul 11, 2019Cotton prices have been under attack. The meltdown started on Monday (July 8) and continued on Tuesday—new crop Dec19 futures losing 3 ½ cents over those 2 days. Prices tried […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2019 Acreage, Production Will Remain a Mystery

🕔Jul 1, 2019Last season, US farmers planted 14.1 million acres of cotton. Back in March, USDA’s Prospective Plantings report estimated that farmers intended to plant 13.78 million acres this year—2.3% less than […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Rally Off New Low, No Signs of a Push Higher

🕔Jun 18, 2019New crop December futures have rallied from the recent new low below 65 cents. December is currently at 66+ and likely to track in the 65 to 68-69 cents range […]

Shurley on Cotton: Weather Affecting Price but Not in Recovery Mode

🕔May 31, 2019Weather wise, the month of May has not been kind. The US cotton production area has experienced extremes in weather. New crop futures prices have seen a bit of a […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Tumble Through Support as Trade Uncertainties Mount

🕔May 17, 2019New crop Dec futures had solid support at 72 cents. Having earlier reached the 77-cent area, prices had begun to decline in mid-April but the 72 cent area was expected […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Thoughts Ahead of the May Report

🕔May 8, 2019USDA will release its May crop production and supply and demand estimates on Friday this week. In May, the final yield/production numbers for the previous crop year are released. Also, […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Improves, Future Unknown as Planting Approaches

🕔Apr 11, 2019In my previous comments to you, the title was “Cotton Continues to Need Clarity”. I’m not sure much has changed in that regard. The market has certainly made nice improvement, […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Continues to Need Clarity

🕔Mar 15, 2019A week or so ago, as I left early one morning for work, the fog was so bad you literally could not see how to drive. Literally, every foot down […]

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