NCC Survey Points to Increase in Cotton Acres

February 10, 2014 03:29 AM
 

 

 

According to the National Cotton Council's annual planting intentions survey, the group says U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.26 million acres of cotton this spring, up 8.2% from 2013. Upland cotton intentions are 11.04 million acres, up 8.1% from 2013, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 225,000 acres represent an 11.8% increase.

Dr. Gary Adams, the NCC's vice president Economics & Policy Analysis, said this projects to a crop of around 16.37 million bales, with 15.72 million bales of upland and 657,000 bales of ELS. If realized, that would be an increase of 3.2 million bales from the current USDA estimate of the 2013 crop.

Prospective 2014 U.S. Cotton Area

 

2013 Actual (Thou.)1/

2014 Intended (Thou.)2/

Percent Change

SOUTHEAST

2,667

2,634

-1.2%

Alabama

365

376

2.9%

Florida

131

117

-10.9%

Georgia

1,370

1,372

0.1%

North Carolina

465

440

-5.3%

South Carolina

258

248

-3.7%

Virginia

78

81

4.1%

MID-SOUTH

1,235

1,389

12.5%

Arkansas

310

296

-4.6%

Louisiana

130

157

20.7%

Mississippi

290

390

34.6%

Missouri

255

257

0.8%

Tennessee

250

289

15.4%

SOUTHWEST

6,012

6,739

12.1%

Kansas

27

31

13.9%

Oklahoma

185

201

8.4%

Texas

5,800

6,508

12.2%

WEST

292

275

-5.8%

Arizona

160

165

3.2%

California

93

68

-26.9%

New Mexico

39

42

7.4%

TOTAL UPLAND

10,206

11,037

8.1%

TOTAL ELS

201

225

11.8%

Arizona

1.5

3.6

137.2%

California

187

205

9.6%

New Mexico

3.5

4.0

13.4%

Texas

9.0

12.2

35.2%

ALL COTTON

10,407

11,261

8.2%

 


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