By admin       2018-05-19

Spot cotton trading was inactive. Supplies and demand were light. Average local spot prices were lower. Forward contracting was active, as December ICE futures maintained at the 80.00 cents range. No domestic mill activity was reported. Foreign mill inquiries were light. Temperatures lowered into the 90s in Arizona. The crop continued to make good progress. No significant pest pressures were reported. Fire danger conditions continued as strong winds were reported in New Mexico and El Paso, TX. Planting was completed. Local sources reported the young crop was in good condition. In Hudspeth County, TX, some concern was expressed in high salinity levels in irrigation water. Gin maintenance and repairs were active.

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