This is an overview of the week's cotton market compared to the previous week and the corresponding week the previous year. It includes the current value of the Adjusted World Price (AWP), the Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP)(or Marketing Loan Gain), the Coarse Count Adjustment, the Upland User Marketing Certificate Rate (Step 2), and the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Step 2 Competitiveness Payment; a report of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) sales of Upland and Pima cotton forfeited to the CCC loan; supply, demand, offerings, prices, trading activity for the seven spot markets (Southeast, North Delta, South Delta, East Texas-Oklahoma, West Texas, Desert Southwest, and San Joaquin Valley), a textile mill report, stocks, forward contracting, prices received by producers, certificated stocks, production, and consumption; and reports and information from the Bureau of the Census, the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), and the Economic Research Service (ERS).
This weekly report is an overview of the domestic and global cotton market. The domestic market is categorized by region and contains a market analysis as well as an analysis of crop prospects. Global market overview contains current prices as well as recent price trends and and an analysis of global stock and demand for cotton.
The Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin is released by 4:00 p.m. on the second workday of each week. The Bulletin includes the National Summary, State Stories, current data for weather, temperature and precipitation and international agricultural weather. The full report is jointly published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board.