China getting new classing system

Laws, Forrest
August 2005
Southeast Farm Press;8/3/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that China is rebuilding its cotton inspection system along the lines of the cotton-classing program initiated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 's Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS). China is beginning a five-year program to revamp the 100-plus cotton inspection facilities that grade the nearly 30-million bale cotton crops Chinese farmers have produced the last two years. China currently maintains more than 100 fiber inspection facilities, which are similar to the USDA AMS Cotton Program's classing offices.


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