By admin       2018-08-18

Spot cotton trading was inactive. Supplies and demand were light. Average local spot prices were steady. No domestic mill activity was reported. Foreign mill inquiries were light for 2018-crop cotton. Daytime temperatures were in the high 90s to low 100s for the Far West. The Far West crop continued to make good progress under hot, dry conditions. Harvesting gained momentum in Yuma, AZ. Ginning was set to begin after the Upland cotton ginning is completed. Blooming continued and boll-setting advanced throughout the region. Overall, the crop was in good condition. The California State Department of Ag. Pink Bollworm program issued the final cotton acreage mapped at 209,945 acres of AP cotton in the SJV.

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