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Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Cotton farmers in western China’s Xinjiang province are having difficulty finding enough labors to harvest their crop after wages rose and the price of cotton fell, the China Daily reported.
Labor costs have increased this year to at least 2 yuan for every kilogram of cotton picked from 1.4 yuan last year, the newspaper reported, citing local farmers. The price of cotton has fallen to 8.4 yuan a kilogram from 10.8 yuan, according to the report.
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