When badly needed rain fell in Texas on May 26, the result was pressure on cotton prices. As the cotton growing season gets underway there and across the Cotton Belt, the market will watch the skies for the answer to another important question. Will Mother Nature provide Texas cotton producers with a timely encore?

The answer to this question, world supply and demand fundamentals and the status of the U.S. cotton crop will start coming into focus in July, so don’t miss out on early analysis of the cotton market at the Cotton Roundtable, Friday, July 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Eastern, in New York City. Cotton market experts will discuss crop conditions, acreage and price forecasts.

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Panelists include O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus, Mississippi State University, Carl Anderson, Extension specialist emeritus, Texas A&M University, Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot, Pat McClatchy, Ag Market Network and special guest speaker, Ed Jernigan, president and CEO, Jernigan Global Commodities.

 The conference will be aired live over radio station KFLP 900 AM, from Floydada, Texas and KZIP from 1310 AM, Amarillo, Texas, or you may listen live on the Internet at AgMarketNetwork.com. Listeners can e-mail questions to the panel at patmc@agmidsouth.com. A recording of the event will be available around noon at AgMarketNetwork.com.

The Cotton Market Roundtable is sponsored by The Intercontinental Exchange, Cotton Incorporated, Certified FiberMax, Ag Market Network and Farm Press Publications.