The United States Department of Agriculture released its 2020 final all cotton production report on Wednesday. Becky Sommer with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington D.C. has the final numbers:
The 2020 final all cotton production was estimated at 14.6 million 480-pound bales, 27% lower than the 2019 crop. The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 847 pounds per acre, up 16 pounds from the previous year.
Upland cotton production is estimated at 14.1 million 480-pound bales, down 27% from the 2019 crop. The United States yield for upland cotton is estimated at 835 pounds per acre, up 16 pounds from 2019.
Final production in Georgia totaled 2.18 million bales, down 20% from the previous season. In Alabama, production totaled 734,000 bales, a decrease of 29% from 2019. In Florida, 103,000 bales were produced, down 50%, from the previous year.
In summary, the final 2020 all cotton production estimate for the United States was 14.6 million bales, down 27% from the 2019 crop.
This is Becky Sommer with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.