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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Get a Much Needed Bounce

April was a good month for cotton prices.  So far, May has not been.  Prices do seem to be attempting somewhat of a recovery, however.  Both old crop July futures and new crop December futures have bounced back to recover about half of the decline we’ve experienced so far this month.  Both old crop and …

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Cotton Marketing News: Discussing Recent Events and the Direction of the Market

Lately, it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.  If we were playing backyard football, the cotton market would get called a penalty for piling on. Growers are frustrated.  Some growers and agribusinesses are hurting financially after a tough 2015, and 2016 doesn’t look much if any better.  Keeping with the football theme, …

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Cotton Marketing News: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

US cotton growers say they intend to plant 9.56 million acres this year.  We’ve likely all seen or heard the numbers by now so there’s little reason to plow that ground again. Prior to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report yesterday, there were at least two other acreage estimates out there—an estimate by the National Cotton Council …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices “Lost in Space”

In the 1960’s, a popular TV show “Lost in Space” chronicled the adventures of the “space family Robinson” whose space ship was thrown off course by a meteor shower. Oddly, one of my favorite characters on the show was the Robot. When there was danger present, the robot would shout “Danger, Danger.” It seems not …

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Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Still Low But Find Stability

Old crop Mar16 futures closed today at 62.45 cents—up 1.04 cents for the week. After recently threatening the 61-cent area and even challenging 60 cents in late September, prices now seem to have found a little support and, dare we say, upward momentum. The decline of the past 2 weeks has largely been due to …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

The New Year has not started off well for cotton. Old crop March futures currently stand at roughly 62 cents and new crop December futures at roughly 63 cents—both down 2 to 3 cents from the most recent high. On the decline, cotton prices reached the lowest levels since October. This raises concerns, as it …

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Cotton Marketing News: Ending the Year with a more Positive Outlook

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist Prices. 2015 has certainly been a challenging year. But the marketing year is less than half over and there may yet be better opportunities down the road. Most growers were looking for and holding out for 70 cents on Dec15 futures, and we just never got there—close but …

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Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Hits a Wall at 65 Cents

While cotton futures prices are still in the long standing 62 to 67-cent trading range, prices made a nice “recovery” over the past few weeks. Prices (Mar16 futures) have “rallied” from the 60-cent threat back in October, and from just below 62 cents on Nov 23, to almost 65 cents on Wednesday this week before …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Need Something to Grab Hold Of

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist If you don’t have a firm hold on things, sometimes it results in a fall. If you’re a deer hunter and have ever fallen out of a stand or slipped off the ladder going up or down, you know what I’m talking about. Luckily for me, I was …

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