Today's Cotton Newsline is 7 cuts. All cuts are Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council.
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In its August report, USDA projects a little over 13 million bales for this year's US cotton crop. Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council, joins us today to break down the recent report.
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On a regional basis, the Southeast crop is estimated barely under 4.5 million bales.
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It's not all bad news though; many regions are experiencing yield gains, according to Huffman.
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Things are also looking good in the Mid-South.
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The largest yield gains in the Mid-South are expected for Louisiana and Tennessee.
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Moving into the Southwest…
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Huffman closes with an update on the western production states.