Well, starting with the weather, next week will not be as good as this week, but it does not look like a washout either. Rain forecast seems to always be more on Wunderground than Accuweather. I usually like the optomisim of rain on the way during the summer, but good Lord, not now.
Looking at the classing reports of the cotton that has been graded so far is good. There is a little bit of color issue showing up, but that has been very little and seems to be on some cotton that was picked a little damp. Micronaire is much better than last year and this stuff is really clean.
Just to make a comment on the market, I saw the summary of 5 marketing guru's from last week and all were negative. They are obviously guru's for a reason; however, I remember a very smart person saying that when everybody agrees on the market, they are usually wrong. In other work's, the saying goes "When everybody is on the same side of the boat, you know what happens"
Another important feature of this year is the return of stronger seed prices practically covering all the gin charge or even producing rebate credit in some cases.
As research results come in, we are going to see some information that will challenge our thinking on variety selection. One thing that seems obvious is that more determinant or earlier maturing varieties are outperforming the late maturing and indeterminant varieties.
2021 is just ahead.
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