Cottonseed Pricing Report: July 2018
Throughout July, the market focused on 2018/19 cotton production forecasts, the weather situations across the Midwest and Southern Plains, and the decline of competing feed prices. Since the last monthly balance sheet forecasts, projected 2018/19 cottonseed production
has been reduced roughly 350,000 tons in both Informa Economics IEG’s and USDA’s view. While USDA expects the reduced production to be completely offset by reductions to usage, Informa expects usage to fall less, resulting in a roughly 30,000-ton increase to 2018/19 carryout at 499,000 tons.