Heady days for cotton producers

Futures prices at record levels of $1.50 a pound have brought a lot of excitement to the cotton market. But some of the limit-up moves of recent days have been bittersweet for growers who sold their crop at much lower prices. Many are also concerned that with futures prices rising so high, higher input costs can’t be far behind. Dr. Tom Barber, an Arkansas native and the state’s leading cotton expert, discussed those and other concerns following his speech at Cotton Incorporated’s 2010 Crop Management Seminar in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday (Nov. 10).

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