Cotton yields in Brazil have risen the fastest of major world producers in recent years

A chart showing cotton yields in Brazil, the U.S., and the world average, years 1990 to 2009.

Brazil and India had similar yields in 1992, both below the United States and the world average. With the adoption of modern, large-scale farming and improved access to inputs-and due to the extremely favorable climate in Brazil's new production regions-Brazil's cotton yields have surged to more than double the world average. This chart is from the ERS report, Brazil's Cotton Industry: Economic Reform and Development, CWS-11D-01, June 2011.

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