This week’s cotton newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Seals, chief of the grading branch of USDA, AMS cotton program in Memphis, TN.
Suggested Introduction 1:
The 2010 cotton crop received some of the highest classing grades for color in years. Robbie Seals, chief of the grading branch of USDA, AMS cotton program in Memphis, TN, says the crop was equal to or higher than a 41 color grade.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Seals says both the Mid-South and Southeast cotton crops had a higher micronaire and that is not seen as a positive.
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Seals points out that almost 50% of the U.S. cotton crop is produced in Texas.
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Seals says there was not a lot of change in the grades received by the Pima crop. It was very similar to what it has been in the past few years.