Trade Disruption: What Can We Learn from 1970s -1980s?

🕔Jul 12, 2019The 1980s was a devastating time for American farmers, considered the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The early 1970s provided the catalyst for the 1980s crisis via the […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Riding the Export Wave

🕔Apr 12, 2019Cotton prices continue to ride the export wave as U.S. export sales exploded with more than 500,000 bales booked during the prior week. USDA did release its April world supply […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Less Acreage for 2019 Feeds the Bulls

🕔Apr 5, 2019What a difference a day makes! Ever since last Friday’s USDA’s indication that cotton plantings would likely be some 500,000-700,000 acres less than market expectations, cotton prices have moved higher […]

U.S. Cotton Acres Planting Intentions Up 2.9% in 2019, NCC Survey

🕔Feb 9, 2019U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018 (based on USDA’s December 2018 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 38th […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills Struggle to Meet Demand; Price on a 90 Cent Path

🕔Apr 27, 2018Cotton prices continue to follow the surge in exports that is being driven by worldwide demand for cotton and particularly the strong demand for U.S. cotton. U.S. high grades have […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Keep an Eye on Mother Nature

🕔Apr 2, 2018Cotton trading continues mixed, but all contracts settled higher the end of the first quarter of the year. Earlier the nearby May and July contracts slipped below 81 cents, but […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Eating Crow; Trucker Rules Impact Delivery – DTN

🕔Feb 23, 2018Prices regrouped on the week with the nearby May trading to 81 cents and the July contract eased up to 82 cents. World cotton consumptions continues to expand it wings […]

Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

🕔Jan 12, 2018Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018; a short-term continuing resolution passed just before the holidays expires on January […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

🕔Dec 8, 2017The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

🕔Apr 21, 2017Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July […]

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