Agri Buzz: CAB Estimates Indian Cotton Production At 370 Lakh Bales For 2017/18

The latest update from Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), Indias cotton production for this season (October 2017 to September 2018) to be 370 lakh bales. Earlier, the board had estimated cotton production to be 345 lakh bales and exports at 59 lakh bales for the season when it had met in December.

Production estimates were lower in the beginning of the season as the board expected damage to the crop from bollworm attack. However, state governments took steps to contain the damage.