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Mar032011

Cotton Prices on the Rise

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With an increase in cotton prices, more farmers may plant the crop this season.

Experts say the price of cotton is at a 25-year high and the push is on to encourage farmers to consider planting this cash crop in their fields. Natural disasters around the world and lower exports are feeding into the demand.   

Across the nation, the cotton landscape is changing this season, because you'll likely see more of it growing.  Agriculture experts are encouraging farmers to plant every acre of cotton they can. Forecasts say the high cotton demand will continue for this growing season.

The Mid-South Farmers co-op says demand for cotton seed has increased from this time last year, but co-op experts say planting into the cotton market too heavily is risky business. 

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