Survey Suggests Increased Cotton Plantings in 2019

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018, according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 38th annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 14.2 million acres, up 2.8 percent from 2018, while extra-long staple intentions of 264,000 acres represent a 6.3 percent increase. The survey results were announced …


Cotton Planting Running Behind

Dan Cotton

There are reports of cotton planters hitting the fields in some areas this week, but as of this past Sunday, cotton planted in Alabama was at only 1 percent which is actually the 5-year average. Zero had been planted by the same time last year. Cotton planted in Florida was zero, compared to 1 percent this time last year. And …