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High Plains of Texas expect bigger cotton crop
Harvey has come and gone and the impact Irma will have on cotton is yet to be seen. Having caused havoc in the Caribbean, category-4 hurricane Irma after slamming Florida coast according to forecasts, may move upward to South Carolina and Georgia. What influence it will have on cotton in the southern cotton growing regions like Georgia is not clear.
Bumper cotton crop in Texas?
All eyes were on Texas recently, when hurricane Harvey hit South East Texas. Major industrial sectors in Texas such as cotton, oil refinery and transportation have been hard hit by the natural disaster.
Largest cotton crop in 11 years in US
The Texas Farm Bureau estimates the cotton crop in the US could be the largest in 11 years, citing a report from the US Department of Agriculture.
Farmers switch to cotton from soya
Encouraged by showers under monsoons, the farmers in the Kamareddy district in Telengana in India have pinned hopes on cotton crop with soya cultivated last year leaving them high and dry.
Cotton monitoring system in Pakistan
The Agriculture Department of Pakistan’s Punjab Province has launched a cotton crop monitoring system to safeguard cotton crop from pests.
COTTON USA offers sourcing support at Texworld
COTTON USA promoted US cotton and offered sourcing support to the fashion industry supply chain at its exhibit at Texworld in Paris from February 6-9, 2017. COTTON USA provided visitors with comprehensive background information on responsibly-produced US cotton, global cotton market developments, the findings of current market and consumer studies, and its ongoing licensing, marketing and sourcing programmes.
Pak cotton output may rise
The output of the cotton crop in Pakistan is likely to improve during this season mainly due to favourable weather conditions. It is being projected that Pakistan's cotton crop is expected to be 10.6 million bales, slightly higher than 9.7 million recorded in the last year.
India’s cotton crop to remain stagnant
Indian cotton crop for the next season beginning in October will remain at the same level as the current year. Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India (CAI) released the first estimate for the next year’s cotton crop beginning on October 1. For the 2016-17 (October to September) new season, India is estimated to produce 33.6 million bales (170 kg each). CAI has estimated current year’s crop production to be 33.8 million bales, which tallies with the recent estimate by Indian Government’s cotton advisory board.
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