Thompson on Cotton: Market Shrugged Off Negative News – Are Its Shoulders Still Flexible? Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
Last week’s economic data was not kind to cotton. March retail figures indicated clothing sales were down 50 percent and home furnishings were down by 27 percent as compared to […]

Thompson On Cotton: The Saga (And Uncertainty) Continues Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The expression, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” aptly describes the current cotton market. Even the recent uptick in prices has generated little excitement. With few […]

Thompson On Cotton: A Somber Start To Planting Season Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
I have written countless ag newsletters in my 40-plus year career, but never in such an uncertain, threatening environment as what we face today. Normally as we prepare to put […]

Thompson On Cotton: Looking Past The Short Term Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
With all the attention pointed at the coronavirus, I’m reminded of a quote from FDR’s first inaugural address when he said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear […]

Thompson on Cotton: Virus Aside, Positive Points Arise Feb 8, 2020

🕔Feb 8, 2020
As we swept away the confetti and cleared the champagne bubbles out of our head from New Year’s Eve, we were greeted to a cotton market with a full head […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Direction After Trade Agreement? It Depends Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
For nearly two years, we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the trade war between the U.S. and China. Countless times, they’ve appeared at the brink of resolve only to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Optimism Abounds But Be Cautious, Too Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Cotton prices remain in an uptrend dating back to late August. From nearly triggering a POP payment at 58.83, March futures has clawed its way back to a New Year’s […]

Thompson On Cotton: Plenty Working Against Immediate Optimism Nov 20, 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2019
As a professed optimist, I’m a little concerned with the lack of market enthusiasm, considering some recent positive news. First, there was the November crop report where world production was […]

Corn Belt Farmers Face Propane Shortage – DTN Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
As of Wednesday morning, Harmony, Minnesota, farmers Jeff and Roxi Thompson were having no problem finding enough propane to dry their corn crop. That all changed by Wednesday evening. “We […]

Thompson On Cotton: Southeast Quality Much Improved Over 2018 Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019
Recent rains have interrupted what has been a near-ideal harvest season. Hopefully, it’s only temporary, and tremendous progress has been made in getting this crop out of the field. The […]

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