It hasn't been a particularly cheery start to 2019 for the cotton sector and international pricing trends are not helping the situation.
The S&P Grains Index gave up nine per cent through June 2018 on expectations of tariff announcements, and has failed to make a full recovery as of yet.
Calls to ban Australian cotton exports to save water in the Murray Darling Basin have been slammed by the industry.
Cotton Australia has hit back at claims the cotton industry was to blame for mass fish deaths in the Lower Darling River.
The 2018/19 cotton season has been forecast to bring a more modest three per cent increase in world consumption growth.
Cotton Australia expects total cotton production for 2018-19 to be less than half last year due to a lack of water.
It's completely counter-intuitive, but cotton producers are being urged to keep a small patch of cotton plants where bollworm can thrive.
Just weeks after the APVMA changed its regulations regarding the use of 2,4-D there have been more reports of spray drift damage.