Cotton Marketing News: Surprising August Report – Cotton Falls

Cotton Marketing News: Surprising August Report – Cotton Falls

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics – This week’s USDA numbers were an unfavorable surprise to the market.  Prices fell as a result.  Production numbers were based on conditions as of August 1.  The numbers do not reflect events, good...
Cotton Marketing News:  Rally Stalls & Market More Uncertain

Cotton Marketing News: Rally Stalls & Market More Uncertain

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics New crop December futures made its run to near 65 cents a couple of weeks ago.  That rally was fueled by US crop conditions/concerns and strong export shipments.  Price has since trended down—hammered by 2...
Cotton Marketing News:  Smaller US Crop Now Seems Likely

Cotton Marketing News: Smaller US Crop Now Seems Likely

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics – USDA’s June 30 Acreage Report said US cotton growers planted 12.185 million acres this year.  Using that planted acreage and assuming average yield and abandonment for the past 10 years, last week’s Crop...
Cotton Marketing News:  Neutral Market Continues

Cotton Marketing News: Neutral Market Continues

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics – Futures Prices USDA’s Acreage report, the first estimate of actual acres planted, will be out next week on Tuesday, June 30th.  USDA’s Prospective Plantings report back at the end of March said that...
Cotton Market Commentary:  Mid-June Summary

Cotton Market Commentary: Mid-June Summary

Thursday—June 18, 2020 Here’s the situation and the question on everyone’s mind.  It’s now past mid-June.  Typically by this time, the market has presented growers with at least one “decent” opportunity to market/price a portion of the upcoming crop.  Well, I doubt...
Cotton Marketing News: Outlook Dimmed on Demand and Stocks

Cotton Marketing News: Outlook Dimmed on Demand and Stocks

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics The remaining outlook for old crop, and near term outlook for new crop got dimmer this week with release of USDA’s supply/demand numbers/projections on Thursday, June 11.  We’ve still got a long way to go with...