USDA says 9.82M acres of upland cotton will be planted in 2013
More cotton in 2013 will be planted says USDA than the amount estimated by the National Cotton Council.
U.S. Department of Agriculture sees 9.82 million acres of upland cotton, down 18.7 percent from 2012, and 206,000 acres of extra long staple cotton, down 13.6 percent from 2012.
A recent survey conducted of its producer members by the National Cotton Council, predicted 8.81 million acres of upland cotton will be planted in 2013 and 204,000 acres of ELS cotton.
The largest acreage decrease for 2013 cotton planting, the USDA states, is expected in the Southwest cotton states of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. It is estimated Texas cotton farmers will plant 5.50 million acres, down 1.05 million acres, from 2012. Kansas and Oklahoma are expected to decrease their upland acres of cotton with plantings estimated to be 40,000 acres in Kansas and 160,000 acres in Oklahoma.
In more detail in the Southwest district, 6,911,000 acres of cotton were planted in 2012. For 2013, USDA estimates 5,700,000 acres of cotton will be planted in the area compared to 5,228,000 acres estimated by the NCC. USDA’s estimate is a 17.5 percent decrease in acreage and 24.4 percent decrease for 2013 by NCC.
In Kansas, 56,000 acres were planted in 2012. USDA estimates 40,000 acres for the state for 2013 and NCC estimates 50,000 acres for 2013. USDA estimate is 28.6 percent less cotton and the NCC estimate calls for a 10.4 percent decrease.
In Oklahoma, 305,000 acres were planted in 2012. USDA states 160,000 acres will be planted in 2013, a 47,5 percent decrease. NCC estimates 267,000 acres for 2013, a 12.3 percent decrease.
Texas planted 6,550,000 acres of cotton in 2012. USDA estimates 5,500,000 acres for Texas for 2013, a 16 percent decrease in acreage. NCC predicts 4,910, 000 acres of cotton to be planted in 2013, a 25 percent decrease in acreage.
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