Just Shy of 10 Million: We are getting a look at cotton acre predictions this year

Cotton production in the U.S. is expected to be down on the year.

The National Cotton Council’s 43rd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey predicts that U.S. cotton producers will plant just shy of 10 million cotton acres this spring. That is down 3.7 percent from last year.

The majority of that number will consist of upland cotton intentions, with the remaining 202,000 as extra-long staple.

The council’s VP says of course planted acreage is just one of the many players that will determine supplies of cotton and cotton seed this season. Weather and agronomic factors will also play a significant role in crop size.

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