Business: Cotton Crop

Owing to the successive failures of the cotton crops of the past few years and to the high current price for cotton, this year's crop is being watched with unusual attention. The reports of the Department of Agriculture on the condition of the cotton crops as of June 25 showed marked improvement at 71.2% compared with only 65.6% On May 25 last, and with 69.9% June 25, 1923.

The preliminary estimate of crop yield for this year was placed at 12,144,000 bales, which exceeds any crop's actual production back to 1920, when 13,439,603 bales...

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