Survey points to 13.63 million cotton acres in 2012

February 2012
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;2/13/2012, p5
The article presents the National Cotton Council's Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey where amount growers noted their intention to devote to cotton. It notes that the total upland and extra long staple (ELS) harvested area is 10.88 million acres, which is 20.3% below planted area. Final production will depend on weather developments especially in the southwestern U.S. Results show that U.S. cotton growers intend to decrease ELS plantings by 6.4% in 2012.


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