TITLE

Georgia fiber issues deemed crisis

AUTHOR(S)
Hoillis, Paul L.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;8/4/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It's not an over-statement to say that the fiber quality issue has reached a crisis point in Georgia. Extension specialists report that due to increasing quality concerns, at least four major U.S. textile mills have indicated their intent either to not purchase 2004 cotton from Georgia or to do so only with higher-than-normal standards. In addition, a prominent merchant stated in a recent meeting that cotton grown in Georgia ranks last in the United States in terms of quality and buyer preference. These most recent events do not bode well for the state's growers. "I haven't heard anything from merchants about how they are going to handle this, or how they will treat us," says Steve M. Brown, University of Georgia Extension cotton specialist.
ACCESSION #
14029002

 

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