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 […]

Shurley on Cotton: Oct. Numbers Were Not As Expected—But Prices Hold

🕔Oct 17, 2017Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia. On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating […]

Shurley on Cotton: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

🕔Oct 9, 2017The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management. In addition to research and farmer education, I […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Makes a Hard Landing

🕔Sep 15, 2017Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise. I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case but apparently it was. To a lot of folks that […]

Shurley on Cotton: Harvey, Irma, and Other Unknowns as We Move Into September

🕔Sep 1, 2017The human toll on life and property from Hurricane Harvey is horrific. Harvey is being tabbed as the worst natural disaster in our nation’s history. The losses are still being […]

Shurley on Cotton: So Much for the 18-Mln Bale Scenario – And Higher Prices

🕔Aug 14, 2017Prior to last week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales. There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

🕔Jul 14, 2017This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices. The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to […]

Shurley on Cotton: Lower Than Expected Acres Add to Market Uncertainty

🕔Jul 6, 2017Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected. The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone. These are cautious and […]

Shurley on Cotton: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

🕔Jun 13, 2017Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market […]

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