US producers to plant 13 million cotton acres in 2020: NCC

Davida Erdahl

US cotton producers will plant 13 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5 per cent from 2019 (based mostly on USDA’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) thirty ninth once-a-year early year planting intentions survey. NCC can help market segments to contend profitably in the raw cotton, oilseeds, and US manufactured merchandise industry.

Upland cotton intentions are 12.8 million acres, down 5.6 per cent from 2019, although further-prolonged staple (ELS) intentions of 224,000 acres signify a two.7 per cent drop. The survey final results have been announced at the not long ago held NCC’s 2020 once-a-year conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, according to a press release.

The NCC questionnaire, mailed in mid-December 2019 to producers across the 17-state Cotton Belt, questioned producers for the amount of acres devoted to cotton and other crops in 2019 and the acres prepared for the coming year. Survey responses have

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