LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says cotton production in Arkansas dropped by 34 percent from 2008 to 2009.
But the USDA report also shows the cotton crop was larger than had been expected.
WASHINGTON — The United States and Brazil reached agreement on April 6 for a negotiated settlement in the longstanding dispute over cotton in the World Trade Organization. The settlement will avoid Brazil imposing up to $820 million in retaliatory measures on U.S. products and eventually may allow Brazil to export more pork and beef to the United States.
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