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

🕔Nov 20, 2019As 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, 2019As 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, 2019Recent 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 […]

Thompson On Cotton: Hard Truths As Slugging Continues Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Growing up I was fortunate to witness one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time, Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier. From the “Fight of the Century” to the “Thrilla […]

Thompson On Cotton: Tuning Out Gnats And Trade Rhetoric – Hard To Do Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Those of you from my neck of the woods in lower Alabama, can certainly attest to the peskiness of gnats on a hot summer day. For those unfamiliar with such […]

Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019Cotton Market Commentary Almost before the ink was dry on my last commentary – where I observed that the low 60s should provide firm support – the trade war between […]

Thompson on Cotton: Wildly Variable Crops Going into Home Stretch Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019The main topic of conversation this week concerns the cotton market’s unexpected 295-point loss last Friday, settling below 60 cents for the first time since 2016. Actions by both the […]

Thompson On Cotton: A Bit of Lift Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019After giving up 16 cents since May, the cotton market’s 2-cent rally last week was encouraging. Friday’s close of 64.54 lacked the momentum to break resistance at 65 cents, but […]

Thompson On Cotton: It’s Still About Demand Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019As so often happens when a contract month nears first notice, market activity heats up.  Last week was no exception. Growers with on call contracts, who for weeks had been […]

Thompson on Cotton: A Bounce With A Weak Starting Point Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019Cotton prices have rebounded in the past few weeks due to unfavorable weather and encouraging export sales. But before you get too excited, this bounce is off lows in the […]

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