By admin       2018-10-15

Spot cotton trading was inactive. Supplies and demand were light. Average local spot prices were higher. No forward contracting or domestic mill activity was reported. Foreign mill inquiries remained light. Mild temperatures were in the mid-to-high 80s for Arizona. Shower activity produced nearly one-half of an inch of rainfall in central Arizona early in the reporting period. Fieldwork was active as producers defoliated the crop. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) Crop Progress report released October 9, the condition of the crop was rated mostly good to fair. Temperatures were in the low 70s to mid-80s for New Mexico and El Paso, TX. Scattered shower activity brought one-quarter of an inch of rainfall mid-week. Defoliation activities continued. The condition of the crop was rated mostly good to fair, according to NASS.

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