India Cements Rising Star Status in World Cotton Production
April 3, 2009
'U.S. cotton growers competing with India for profitable Chinese markets are finding
a changing playing field as technology and improved productivity continue to push
India's cotton yields upward,' said Darren Hudson, director of Texas Tech's Cotton
Economics Research Institute.
India became the second largest cotton producer in the world two years ago, and annual
forecasts by Texas Tech University agricultural economists predict it will remain
in that position for years, climbing to 25.3 million acres in the next decade, up
from 23.1 million acres now.
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