Texas upland cotton acreage for 2001 is estimated at 6.2 million acres, down 3% from last year, but up 1% from 1999.

The first forecast of harvested acreage and production will be released Aug. 10.

Planted acreage of American pima cotton is estimated at 17,000 acres, up 6% from last year.

According to figures released by the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service, planted acreage estimates for corn, upland cotton, peanuts, grain sorghum, soybeans and winter wheat are down from the 2000 levels, but planted acreages of other crops are above last year's levels. "This year, Texas's planted acreage shifted for some crops, due to higher input costs, as well as less than ideal planting conditions in some areas of the state." State Statistician Robin Roark reported.

Based on results of a June 1 survey, Texas sorghum planted acreage is expected to total 2.9 million acres, down 3% from last year. Producers expect to harvest 2.65 million acres, up 13% from 2000.

Planted acreage of corn is estimated at 1.6 million acres, down 24% from 2000; harvested acreage, at 1.42 million acres, is down 25%.

Texas's peanut planted acreage is estimated at 390,000 acres, 8% less than 2000. Harvested acreage, at 35% to 370,000 acres.

Rice producers have planted 215,000 acres, the same as in 2000. Harvested acreage is estimated at 214,000 acres, equal to last year's harvested acreage.

Acreage planted to soybeans is estimated at 280,000 acres, down 3% from last year. Producers expected to harvest 260,000 acres, the same as in 2000.

Planted acreage of winter wheat, at 5.7 million acres, is down 5% from last year. Harvested acreage, at 3 million acres, is up 36% from last year's crop, but down 12% from 1999.

Texas's harvested acreage for all hay is estimated at 5.44 million acres, up 32% from last year.

United States upland cotton acreage is estimated at 16.1 million acres, 5% above last year.

Corn acreage, at 76.1 million, is down 4%.

Sorghum acreage is up 6%, at 9.75 million acres.

Nationally, producers expect to plant 75.4 million acres of soybeans, up 1% from 2000, and 1.47 million acres of peanuts, down 4%.

Winter wheat planted acreage, down 5%, is estimated at 41.3 million acres. U.S. producers expect to harvest 31.7 million acres, down 10% from last year.

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