U.S. cotton crop rated average at best

Robinson, Elton
August 2005
Southeast Farm Press;8/3/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the status of the growth of the cotton crop in the United States for the year 2005. The 2005 U.S. cotton crop is shaping up to be an average one at best, according to analysts speaking at the Cotton Roundtable, July 8, 2005 at the New York Board of Trade in New York City. The Mid-South and Southeast, which produced a record 11.8 million bales of cotton in 2004, is estimated to have increased cotton plantings slightly in the Southeast and by 450,000 acres in the Mid-South. Texas acreage is estimated at 5.8 million acres, 50,000 acres less than 2004.


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