Shurley on Cotton: Hurricane Florence Impacts and Early Fall Pre-Harvest Outlook

🕔Sep 14, 2018Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone but especially our fellow farmers and cotton producers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The very latest projected path of the […]

Shurley on Cotton: Plastic Contamination a Serious Issue to Quality

🕔Aug 23, 2018Contamination from plastics is a hot-button topic in the US cotton industry right now. It should be. It’s a serious problem. Major culprits include plastic wrap from round modules, shopping […]

Shurley on Cotton: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close

🕔Jul 23, 2018In deer hunting, I have too often been guilty of letting a good one walk in hopes that an even better one would come along later. More often than not, […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2018 Acreage and Price Update

🕔Jul 3, 2018After a run to over 90 cents, prices (Dec futures) have since fallen on hard times. Relatively, 85 cents is still good but that’s little consolation to growers that missed […]

Shurley on Cotton: Exports, Production Uncertainty Should Offer Price Support

🕔May 15, 2018Last week (on May 10,2018) USDA released its monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates. Each year, the May report contains the first projections for the upcoming new crop […]

Shurley On Cotton: “A Chip Shot Away From 80 Cents”

🕔Apr 22, 2018Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […]

Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

🕔Apr 9, 2018A tariff is a fee assessed on imports. The tariff is a per-unit charge that has to be paid to the government by whomever brings the good across the border […]

Shurley on Cotton: Will Updated Acreage Cool Prices?

🕔Mar 30, 2018Today’s USDA Prospective Plantings report, in my opinion, now gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number. The 13½ neighborhood or even higher is what […]

Shurley on Cotton: December Report Pretty Much Seals the Deal

🕔Dec 19, 2017Despite 2 hurricanes and earlier than normal cool temperatures on the Texas Plains and despite what many observers and analysts thought would eventually occur, it looks like the US cotton […]

Shurley on Cotton: Use Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

🕔Nov 20, 2017Back in May, when most of the 2017 cotton crop still remained to be planted, USDA released its first supply and demand projections for the 2017 crop marketing year. That […]

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