Cotton quality standards changed

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
October 2004
Southeast Farm Press;10/20/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 24, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the cotton quality standards, suggesting that the standard of quality has largely changed in the world, reflecting China's dominant position in the market. According to Ed Jernigan, President and CEO of Globecot and the Jernigan Group, the U.S. premium discount schedule out of touch with the marketplace, farm bill is meant for a different time a different place than today and, like it not, this is the Chinese Century. Those growers who produce high-quality cotton that differentiates itself will be rewarded. Those growers who produce commodity-type cotton, however, will be the losers.


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