This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Seals, Chief of the Grading Branch for the USDA- AMS Cotton Program.
Suggested introduction cut 1:
The USDA classing office predicts it will class 23 million bales for the 2005 crop year. Robbie Seals, Chief of the Grading Branch for the USDA-AMS Cotton Program, says they are a long way from classing the last bale.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
According to Seals, based on what has been classed to-date, the average mirconaire for the 2005 crop is four point three. But with bales still to class, Seals expects the average to be even lower.
Suggested introduction cut 3:
Seals says the average fiber strength for the 2005 U.S. crop is comparable to the 2004 crop.