Rose on Cotton: Booking Slows – Also, Pondering New Cottonseed Program

🕔Feb 16, 2018The May contract finished modestly lower on the week, giving up 47 points to settle at 77.16. The May – July spread finished at (96) while the old crop/new crop […]

U.S. River System Needs a Warm-Up to Relieve Shipping Delays, Video – DTN

🕔Jan 23, 2018Severe icing has wreaked havoc on the U.S River system for weeks now and there is hope that forecasts for a warm-up the next few days may help alleviate some […]

DTN Cotton Open: Contract High Yesterday; Quiet Today Ahead of Holiday Weekend

🕔Dec 22, 2017March still positioned for ninth weekly gain in a row. Cash online sales increased to 33,941 bales, including 26,273 bales sold by growers. Cotton futures opened lower overnight and have yet […]

Cleveland on Cotton: What a Week! What a Roll!

🕔Dec 15, 2017With apologies to Mr. Rogers, It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and the cotton market has been mine. What a roll. Despite the bearish interpretation of the past two […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

🕔Dec 8, 2017The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that […]

Rose on Cotton: Selling into a Strong Basis on a Rally Beats Holding Out for January

🕔Dec 1, 2017Cotton bulls have been winners for 6 consecutive weeks, with the Mar contract gaining 647 points over the period – 131 points for the week ending Dec 1. The Mar […]

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

🕔Nov 6, 2017Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an […]

Rose on Cotton: Ginning Round the Clock; Micronaire Concerns in Texas

🕔Nov 3, 2017Cotton bulls were modest winners on the week with the Dec and Mar contracts gaining 52 and 66points, respectively, leaving the Dec – Mar switch at 5points of carry.   How […]

Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

🕔Oct 31, 2017Numerous businesses–both agricultural and others–have faced audits or raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent years.   Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Dairy Specialist, and I published […]

Rose on Cotton: Pickers are Rolling; Buyers Will Start Quality Shopping

🕔Oct 20, 2017Cotton bears were winners on the week as the market continues to grind lower. The Dec contract gave up 174 points while Mar gave away 139, trimming the Dec – […]

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