Shurley on Cotton: “Uncertain” is the Buzzword for 2019 Crop

🕔Feb 15, 2019For at least a few reasons discussed here, 2019 will shape up to be an important and pivotal year for many farms and cotton growers. A lot has happened, more […]

Shurley on Cotton: Fundamentals, Fear, and Uncertainty

🕔Jan 11, 2019The cotton market is currently in a decline. Old crop (2018) prices have dropped 20 cents/lb since the highs back in June and most recently fallen 6 cents over just […]

Shurley on Cotton: The Problems and the Possibilities

🕔Dec 14, 2018Nearby March futures seems to be working its way into a corner. There still seems to be solid support around 77 cents but then a hurdle to negotiate (or ceiling […]

Shurley on Cotton: A View of the Boll Game at this Point

🕔Nov 21, 2018Nearby, new crop March futures now stands at 77 and change. There is clear resistance around 81 cents. What does that mean in everyday language? It means 81 to 82 […]

Shurley on Cotton: Bad Timing – This Likely Won’t End Well

🕔Oct 9, 2018Last month, North and South Carolina were pummeled by Hurricane Florence. Now, it appears to be Georgia, Florida, and Alabama’s turn. Hurricane Michael has its sights set on the Florida […]

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 […]

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