The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the final production figures from the 2021 cotton crop. Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. reports the crop was up 20 percent from 2020.
The final 2021 production for all cotton is estimated at 17.5 million 480-pound bales, 20 percent higher than the 2020 crop. The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 819 pounds per acre, down 34 pounds from the previous year.
Upland cotton production is estimated at 17.2 million 480-pound bales, up 22 percent from the 2020 crop. The United States yield for upland cotton is estimated at 813 pounds per acre, down 28 pounds from the previous year.
Final production in Georgia totaled 2.21 million bales, up 1 percent from the previous season. In Alabama, production totaled 690,000 bales, a decrease of 6 percent from 2020. In Florida, 120,000 bales were produced, an increase of 17 percent, from the previous year.
This is Becky Sommer with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.