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After Brazil Deal, U.S. Cotton Growers Feel China's Impact On World Market

August 21, 2015 at 1:03 PM
The concessions the U.S. cotton industry made in the 2014 farm bill to settle a longstanding trade fight with Brazil are now proving to have rendered growers of the fiber much more vulnerable to a world market that is being battered by a combination of Chinese policies and weak overall demand. The situation essentially demonstrates that Brazil achieved what it set out to do in its negotiations over U.S. cotton programs: force American growers to respond to market signals, rather...

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