CRDC in the news: Top producers capitalise on stand-out 2018 cotton season (4 July 2019)

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The top 20 per cent of cotton growers in 2018 grew 1.5 bales/hectare more cotton than the ‘average’ farmer, and they did it for $518/ha less.

They also achieved a higher price of $550/bale compared to the ‘average’ farmer’s $542/b.

These were among the key findings in the recently-released 2018 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis which benchmarked the performance of a cross-section of cotton growers representing 15 per cent of Australia’s total cotton production.

Conducted as a joint initiative between the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) and Boyce Chartered Accountants, the annual assessment of the cotton industry’s performance has been running for more than 30 years.

In this article, Grain Central's Neil Lyon takes an indepth look at the findings: