NCC Survey Points to 13.63 Million Cotton Acres in 2012

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The National Cotton Council says U.S. cotton producers could plant as many as 13.63 million acres of upland and extra long staple (ELS) cotton in 2012.

The 13.63-million-acre total, the amount growers responding to the NCC’s 29th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey said they intend to devote to cotton, would be down 7.5 percent from 2011 planted acreage.

Farmers indicated upland cotton planting intentions of 13.34 million acres, down 7.5 percent from 2011, while ELS intentions of 287,000 acres represent a 6.4 percent decline. The survey results were announced today at the NCC’s 2012 annual meeting in Fort Worth.

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