U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 12.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 7.3 percent from 2021, according to the National Cotton Council’s 41st Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached)
Upland cotton intentions are 11.9 million acres, up 7.1 percent from 2021, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 158,000 acres represent a 24.8 percent increase. The detailed survey results were announced today during the 2022 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting.
Dr. Jody Campiche, the NCC’s vice president, Economics & Policy Analysis, said, “Planted acreage is just one of the factors that will determine supplies of cotton and cottonseed. Ultimately, weather and agronomic conditions are among the factors that play a significant role in determining crop size.”
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