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Planting Intentions Indicate Slightly Less Cotton in 2021

Dan Cotton

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Image credit: Planting cotton in Bacom, FL.
(Photo credit: J. Thompson, Northwest Extension District, UF/IFAS)

USDA released their 2021 Planting Intentions Report, and according to the numbers, there will be slightly fewer acres of cotton planted in the U.S. this year compared to 2020. Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. has the new figures.

Planting Intentions Indicate Slightly Less Cotton in 2021

All cotton planted totaled 12.0 million acres, down less than 1 percent from the previous year.

Cotton area planted in Georgia is forecast at 1.2 million acres, up 1 percent from 2020. In Alabama, cotton planted is forecast at 450,000 acres unchanged from last year. Florida is expected to plant 110,000 acres, 12 percent above 2020.

In summary, all cotton planted is forecast at 12.0 million acres, down less than 1 percent from last year.

This is Becky Sommer with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.