(Published at 10:26 a.m. ET) Cotton futures have broken a three-day losing streak after expected plantings turned out to be substantially less than industry estimates. "The USDA survey of producers showed that they intend on planting less acres to cotton than had been anticipated by the market," said veteran cotton analyst Mike Stevens. Cotton for May delivery was rising 2.3% to $1.98 a pound. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN ( BAL) was up 1.4% to $102.29.
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