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LSU AgCenter: Louisiana cotton crop disappointing

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, October 30 2016 Oct 30, 2016 October 30, 2016 12:43 PM October 30, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ALEXANDRIA - Louisiana cotton producers are expected to complete harvesting this year's crop by the end of the month.

Based on reports, Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter cotton specialist, said in a news release the flooding rains of August had a significant impact on the crop, especially in the central part of the state.

Fromme said the yields are very variable in central Louisiana - anywhere from 500 to 600 pounds, and some fields in excess of two bales.

He says the yields in the northeastern part of the state, where a good deal of the state's cotton crop is grown, are expected to be much higher.

On top of the weather, cotton prices remain relatively low, which has led to low acreage statewide.

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