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Planting Intentions Indicate Slightly Less Cotton in 2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia

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Courtesy Alabama Cooperative Extension

USDA released its 2020 Planting Intentions Report today, and according to the numbers, there will be slightly less acres of cotton this year compared to last year. Chris Singh with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has the details.

Cotton growers intend to plant 13.7 million acres in 2020, down less than 1% from last year. Upland area is expected to total 13.5 million acres, down less than 1% from 2019. American Pima area is expected to total 228,000 acres, down 1% from 2019.

In Georgia, acreage is expected to total 1.3 million acres, down from 1.4 million acres last year. In Alabama, growers intend to plant 530,000 acres, down from 540,000 acres last year. Florida growers expect to plant 120,000 acres, up 8,000 acres from 2019.

In summary, all cotton acreage in the United States is expected to total 13.7 million acres in 2020, down less than 1% from last year.