Cotton Newsline: February 16, 2007

2006 Fiber Quality

The USDA’s estimate for the 2006 upland cotton crop is just slightly above 20 million bales. Robbie Seals, Chief of the USDA Grading Branch for cotton, explains how the 2006 fiber quality compares to past crop years.

According to Seals the 2006 crop set a record for length.

Seals says the color grades for the 2006 crop are deceiving.

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