Shurley On Cotton: Don’t Hold Out For Good News Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Cotton growers, now in the midst of the harvest season, are waiting for the market to show some improvement before pricing any remaining portions of the crop. While the seesaw […]

Shurley on Cotton: 6 Troublesome Factors Affecting the Market Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019I have often been asked recently if cotton prices are going to get better. It’s a tough question and no one knows the answer. There are positive scenarios that would […]

Shurley on Cotton: Don’t Bury Your Heads in the Sand Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019The uncertainties of the US-China trade situation continue to weigh heavily on the cotton market. This continues to sometimes be a tug-of-war between rumor and fact. The market may react […]

Shurley on Cotton: Where to Go From Here? Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019I’ve devoted the last 30 years of my life to cotton growers and the cotton industry. Prior to this, I witnessed the 1980’s when financial problems took a toll on […]

Shurley on Cotton: Making Sense of the USDA Outlook Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019USDA’s August crop production and supply and demand estimates will be released in a couple of weeks. This will be the first production estimates of the 2019 crop year based […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2019 Acreage, Production Will Remain a Mystery Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019Last season, US farmers planted 14.1 million acres of cotton. Back in March, USDA’s Prospective Plantings report estimated that farmers intended to plant 13.78 million acres this year—2.3% less than […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Rally Off New Low, No Signs of a Push Higher Jun 18, 2019

🕔Jun 18, 2019New crop December futures have rallied from the recent new low below 65 cents. December is currently at 66+ and likely to track in the 65 to 68-69 cents range […]

Shurley on Cotton: Weather Affecting Price but Not in Recovery Mode May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019Weather wise, the month of May has not been kind. The US cotton production area has experienced extremes in weather. New crop futures prices have seen a bit of a […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Tumble Through Support as Trade Uncertainties Mount May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019New crop Dec futures had solid support at 72 cents. Having earlier reached the 77-cent area, prices had begun to decline in mid-April but the 72 cent area was expected […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Thoughts Ahead of the May Report May 8, 2019

🕔May 8, 2019USDA will release its May crop production and supply and demand estimates on Friday this week. In May, the final yield/production numbers for the previous crop year are released. Also, […]

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