Cotton Market Outlook

April 2021 | 25 min., 36 sec.
by John Robinson
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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​The outlook for cotton prices in 2021 allows for the possibility of higher prices, although this may involve considerable volatility. The combination of reduced planted acreage and drought conditions in the southern plains could result in very tight-ending stocks, which correlates with higher prices.

About the Presenter

John RobinsonJohn Robinson is a professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. 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, and 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.

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