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Cotton futures finished the day with losses of 78 to 93 points. The USDA cut the US cotton yield 19 pounds to 889 pounds per acre. That lowered production 0.64 million bales to 21.12 million bales, as expected exports also fell to 14.5 million bales. Projected US ending stocks were trimmed 200,000 to 5.8 million bales. World ending stocks were lowered just 0.16 to 92.38 million bales. The Cotlook A index for October 11 was again UNCH from the previous day at 78.80 cents/lb. The Export Sales report will be delayed until Friday morning due to the Monday federal holiday. All upland cotton prevent plant acres were reported at 115,472 acres as of October, slightly ahead of last year.

Dec 17 Cotton closed at 67.840, down 89 points,

Mar 18 Cotton closed at 67.370, down 93 points

Jul 18 Cotton closed at 68.680, down 80 points

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