Cotton Commodity Prices Continuing to Soar

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Cotton commodity prices continue to soar this harvest season.

Over the weekend, the futures peaked at a $1.19 per pound.

That's the highest the commodity prices have called for since the Civil War.

Local experts tell NewsWest 9, part of the reason for the increase is because other countries that typically produce cotton, like India and Asia - have had bad weather and bad crops.

We're told cotton products, like clothing, should not see an increase in price as a result of the futures market.