A perfect storm of attractive variables is turning 2010 into a cotton farmer’s dream.
Tight inventory, an influx of investment money and overall good growing conditions have both fueled cotton prices and boosted crop yields, Southeast Farm Press reports.
The Cotton Outlook ”A” Index reached $1.16 cents per pound on Sept. 29, a figure that is 80 percent higher than on the same date in 2009 and the highest value since May 23, 1995, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee.
As of Wednesday, the index was at almost $1.13 per pound.
Sixty-five years ago today, Chicago tavern owner William Sianis and his goat “Murphy” were kicked out of Game 4 of the 1945 World Series, even though Sianis had bought tickets for both himself and his horned ruminant.
Sianis is said to have stood outside the park and yelled, “The Cubs ain’t gonna win no more!” according to a story in the Washington Post.
Six-and-a-half decades later, the Cubs have yet to capture another World Series title.