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Walking a tightrope on higher cotton prices, synthetics: Part II

The National Cotton Council's Jody Campiche takes a look at the prospects for more cotton usage, higher prices in coming months.

Cotton market participants will be walking a tightrope as they try to navigate the murky waters of textile demand in the coming months.

If prices get too high, China and other textile manufacturers may switch to more manmade fibers. If they’re not high enough, growers may plant less cotton, making less cotton available for exports.

Dr. Jody Campiche, vice president, economics and policy analysis at the National Cotton Council, discussed the dilemma in a presentation at the Cotton Economics Symposium at the NCC’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences.

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