USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released its January crop reports today, and Bianca Pruneda with NASS in Washington, D.C. says 2017 cotton production is up 24 percent from the year before. U.S. Cotton Production Up 24 Percent
It’s amazing what U.S. cotton producers have managed to do this year, despite hurricanes and floods. Gary Crawford has the story. An Improving Situation for Cotton Producers Rob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, gives the new USDA cotton yield forecasts for Georgia and Texas. USDA Cotton Forecast for Georgia and Texas
All cotton production is forecast at 21.4 million, 480 pound bales, up 1 percent from last month and up 25 percent from last year. Yield is expected to average 900 pounds per harvested acre, up 33 pounds from last year. As of October 29, 55 percent of the cotton acreage was rated in good to excellent condition, compared with 49 percent at the same time last year. Ninety-three …
In the August crop report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, the U.S. cotton acreage estimate is the same as the June report. Bianca Pruneda with NASS in Washington D.C. has the latest numbers.