May NASS Cotton Crop Lower

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

The final 2023 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) production for all cotton is estimated at 12.1 million 480?pound bales, 17 percent lower than the 2022 crop. The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 899 pounds per acre, down 54 pounds from the previous year. Final production in Georgia totaled 2.18 million bales, down 18 percent from the previous season.  In Alabama, production totaled 730,000 bales, …


USDA Cotton Report Shows All Cotton Down from 2022

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts

All cotton production is forecast at 12.8 million 480-pound bales, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and down 11 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 767 pounds per harvested acre, down 19 pounds from the previous forecast and down 183 pounds from 2022. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 8.02 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 10 percent from 2022. By October 1, eighteen percent …

Corn Production Forecast Up, Soybeans Down

Dan Corn, Crop Forecasts

The crop production report issued last Friday by USDA shows corn production up 10% from 2022, but soybean production is down 2% from last year. Mark Oppold has a look at how that measures up to some of the private estimates.

USDA Cotton Crop Report

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA released the latest crop reports today. Becky Sommer, Cotton and Sorghum Statistician with USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has the details. All cotton production (.pdf) is forecast at 14.0 million 480?pound bales, down 3 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 779 pounds per harvested acre, down 171 pounds from the previous year. All cotton area …

The Latest on Cotton, Peanut Harvests

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Peanuts

Both cotton and peanut harvests continues across the Southeast. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey first runs through the latest on cotton harvest progress. And Rippey looks at what the USDA report says about the peanut harvest as of this past Sunday. In Alabama, cotton bolls opening is 98 percent, which compares to 88 percent last year with the 5-year average at 93 percent. Cotton harvested …