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Georgia Cotton Commission 9th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop January 27, 2016 UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the Commission’s 9th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at the … Continue readingDecember 23, 2015
Ending the Year With a More Positive Outlook
At present, the outlook for 2016 is much the same as for the 2015 crop. With Dec16 again in the 60’s, this may not convince farmers to plant much cotton. But 2016 corn and soybean prices are not as attractive relative to cotton as this year. Also, let’s not forget that at least ½ million acres intended for cotton in Texas was abandoned or switched to another crop due to rain and delayed planting. Also, the large shift to peanuts in GA may not be repeated to that magnitude due to crop rotation constraints.
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View or download previous issues of Cotton Marketing News in PDF format.December 16, 2015
The 2015 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards will be given on January 27, 2016 during the Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton. This will be the 11th year of this awards program to recognize producers and gins of high-quality cotton in Georgia. The awards are sponsored by Bayer CropScience and the Georgia Cotton Commission and administered by the UGA Cotton Team. Nominations are due not later than Janury 19, 2016. For more information, contact your local County Extension Agent. Click on the link below to download instructions and the nomination form.October 30, 2015
The 2014 Research and Extension Report is now available. The Report contains results of research conducted by UGA cotton researchers, Extension specialists, and county agents during 2014. To view, download, and/or print the Report, go to the menu in the left margin of this Home Page and scroll down to Cotton Resources. Click on Research-Extension Report.September 25, 2015
Cotton Reaches New Lows on Lack of Demand
Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics
Undoubtedly, cotton prices are at a fork in the road. Will prices be able to hold the 60-cent level and perhaps eventually recover to move higher or will prices erode further into the 50’s? No one is sure of the answer but most seem to agree that until fresh/new buying appears, it is difficult to stop the bearish tone that has suddenly enveloped the market. There are many negatives out there that currently pressure the market. If all these things work out negatively, prices could indeed find the 50’s. If, however, some of these worries turn out better than expected, prices could recover. What we hope will materialize as a “bounce” or consolidation at the 60-cent level would be the markets way of saying enough is enough—for now.
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