Economists predict cotton acres to rebound over next decade

King Cotton's crown may be a bit dented from the past several years of declining acreage in the United States, but researchers at the Cotton Economics Research Institute, Lubbock, Texas, predict cotton will rebound as a popular crop for High Plains farmers in the next decade.

Darren Hudson, Ph.D., is director of CERI, housed at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and he and his staff are tasked with coordinating economic research on cotton for several entities, including the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.

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