NEWS
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Wed Aug 20, 2014 03:35 PM CDT

Cotton futures exploded from a slow start to finish with strong gains Wednesday, triggering a series of buy-stops to reach an intraday peak above highs of the prior three weeks.

Benchmark December settled up 165 points to 65.81 cents, in the upper quarter of its 207-point range from down three points at 64.13 to up 204 points at 66.20 cents. It posted its highest intraday print since July 25 and its highest close since July 28.

Technical signs that the market may have carved out a potential near-term bottom helped to fuel the drive to higher ground, analysts said.

Volume ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Dicamba Technology Deregulated