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Severe Drought Accounts for 30 Percent of Crop Abandonment

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates project the 2011 cotton crop at 16.55 million bales, an increase of about 554,000 bales of cotton over last month’s figures, but still down 1.6 million bales from last season’s output. In Texas alone, which represents half of total U.S. cotton production, 87 percent [...]

Cottonseed Supply Expected to Rebound in 2011

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Dwindling global cotton stockpiles could spur more cotton plantings and further boost seed supplies for dairies, but market factors could keep prices firm

The tightening global cotton supply, coupled with China’s ravenous appetite for lint, could be the much needed shot in the arm for U.S. cotton growers to expand acreages in 2011, and produce even more whole cottonseed available for dairies.