The USDA released its latest cotton prospective plantings report on March 31.
All cotton planted area for 2023 is estimated at 11.3 million acres, down 18 percent from last year. Upland area is estimated at 11.1 million acres, down 18 percent from 2022. American Pima area is estimated at 154,000 acres, down 16 percent from 2022.
USDA’s Becky Sommer has the numbers for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.