Monsanto Changes Its Southern Strategy

July 5, 2009 07:00 PM

With Mid-South cotton acreage down significantly, Monsanto is shifting its cotton focus to Texas, which now grows half the nation's crop. The company will put more emphasis on corn and soybeans in the Mid-South, says Andrew Duff, Monsanto's Deltapine marketing manager. Even with the acreage decline, Monsanto's Deltapine unit continues to make cotton a priority and plans to release higher-yielding cotton varieties over the next few years, Duff says, aiming at doubling cotton yields by 2030.

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