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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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Cotton Marketing News: Once Again In Need of a 4-Wheel Drive

Cotton once again seems to be meandering in the muck and mire and going nowhere. The recent rally to near the 65-cent area fizzled out and prices have since retreated back near the “old support” area of roughly 62 cents. December futures actually closed the week on good note—at 63.32, up 100 points for the …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Rocky Road

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist The Tennessee Vols hammered my beloved Dawgs this past weekend. As it ends up, maybe my Dawgs are not all they were earlier cracked up to be—with or without their star running back. Rocky Top was a rocky road for the Dawgs. There has always been talk and …

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Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Reaches New Lows from Lack of Demand

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist New York Yankee great Yogi Berra died this week. One of the most famous of his Yogi-isms was “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” Undoubtedly, cotton prices are at a fork in the road. Will prices be able to hold the 60-cent level …

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