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Government Subsidies for the Cotton Sector Swelled 33 Percent in 2017-18

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Government subsidies to the global cotton sector, including direct support to production, border protection, crop insurance subsidies and minimum support price mechanisms, rose significantly in the 2017-18 season. These supports are intended to create stability in prices, acting as a buffer against swings in supply and demand. They also act as a competitive agent in…

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