Monsanto have released final planting figures for the 2018 cotton season.
A mix of excellent growing conditions and available water has made cotton a money-making crop for many growers throughout the eastern states this summer.
The very positive estimates for global cotton consumption growth in particular will be interesting to monitor, as only time will tell if these can withstand the increase in cotton prices.
Dirranbandi appears on track for above average yielding cotton crops, despite some excessive hot weather.
The cotton industry is calling for restrictions around the use of 2,4-D after 6000ha was damaged at Walgett prior to Christmas.
There are fears more than 5000ha of cotton could be damaged - and some farmers' entire crops - after spray drift incidents leading up to Christmas.