​​​​U.S. Cotton Market Outlook

March 2020 | 39 min., 18 sec.
by John Robinson
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Summary

​The market outlook for U.S. cotton has been influenced by more than the usual amount of uncertainty. The impact of the U.S.-China trade war on the export demand for U.S. cotton has been largely replaced by the broader uncertainty of the coronavirus on the global economy. The late-breaking volatility in ICE cotton futures has left grower planting intentions very unclear. The possibility of planting 12.5 million or fewer acres gives a fundamental possibility of cotton price support, but this can only be realized if the coronavirus situation stabilizes. 

About the Presenter

John RobinsonJohn Robinson is a Professor and Extension Specialist/Cotton Marketing. He received BS and MS degrees in Entomology, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics, all from Texas A&M University. His prior experience includes research and extension within the Texas A&M University System (College Station, Thrall, Vernon, Weslaco) and at Mississippi State University. His current extension program emphasizes risk management issues related to cotton, including cash markets, hedging, contracting, insurance, policy, and transportation/logistics.

Contact Information:
Email: jrcr@tamu.edu

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