Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Market Share in China Down Sharply

🕔Sep 13, 2019The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […]

Trade Damage Estimate: How Did USDA Get Its Numbers?

🕔Aug 23, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the USDA Office of the Chief Economist has published a detailed accounting of how estimated damage from trade disruptions was calculated […]

U.S. Grains Council Focuses on Emerging Markets

🕔Jul 31, 2019The name of the game in today’s challenging agricultural trade environment is emerging markets, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) set its sights on India, Africa and new opportunities for […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Market 101 – Demand is Always the Driver

🕔Jun 22, 2019Cotton prices continue to stagger from the knockout blow suffered two weeks ago. Prices fell to a 3-year low as the nearby July settled the week at 61.25. Nearby demand […]

U.S. Trade War Reaches India

🕔Jun 20, 2019In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several more maneuvers in President Trump’s ongoing trade war, including the addition of a new front—India. On June 15, India announced […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Curve Balls Just Keep on Coming

🕔Jun 7, 2019If the cotton market were a heavyweight fighter the referee would have signaled a TKO this week. December futures have suffered 6 consecutive days of losses and going into Friday’s […]

Dossett on Rice: Iraq Flip Flop and Then There’s the Weather

🕔May 17, 2019Cash Market Thailand and India White 5% broken made a little jump this week.  Thai rice moved up to $413 MT, India moved up to $377 MT. Thailand is maintaining […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Weather and Trade – Hedging is Key

🕔Apr 18, 2019Cotton prices continue locked in their technical channel with new crop fighting to climb above 78 cents while the old crop July struggles to breech the 80 cent mark. July’s […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Riding the Export Wave

🕔Apr 12, 2019Cotton prices continue to ride the export wave as U.S. export sales exploded with more than 500,000 bales booked during the prior week. USDA did release its April world supply […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Smaller Production, Lower Consumption, Tighter Stocks

🕔Apr 10, 2019Global production in 2018/19 was down 4 percent from the previous year to the lowest level in 4 years. Much of the decline was in major exporting countries. The European […]

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