Dr. Gary Adams, NCC Vice President for Economics and Policy Analysis, discusses the growth of U.S. cotton exports.
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Adams says 70 percent of the current-year crop is expected to enter the export market, with China, Mexico and Turkey as the largest customers.
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Adams says continued growth will depend to a large extent on world demand conditions and fair trade agreements negotiated by the U.S.
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Having just produced a crop of the highest quality level, and with strong competitiveness provisions in current farm law, Adams says the industry is well positioned to maintain its strength in international markets.