World cotton crop may be smallest in six years

Low market prices will reduce cotton planting by 6 percent worldwide and result in the smallest harvest in six years, says the International Cotton Advisory Committee. It pegs the crop at 24.6 million tonnes, “making 2015/16 the first time in five seasons where consumption overtakes production.” The intergovernmental group says an upturn in corn and soybean… » Read More

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