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US Cotton Crop Bigger Than 2018- But Oklahoma and Texas Crops a Bit Smaller

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:50:59 CST

US Cotton Crop Bigger Than 2018- But Oklahoma and Texas Crops a Bit Smaller The December Crop Production report features the cotton crop estimates for the calendar year- with the United States upland cotton production forecast at 19.5 million 480-pound bales, up 11 percent from last year's 17.6 million bales. Yield is expected to average 761 pounds per acre, down 86.0 pounds from 2018. Acreage expected for harvest is estimated at 12.3 million acres, 23 percent higher than last year.

Oklahoma Upland Cotton production totaled 650 thousand bales, 5 percent lower than 2018. Yield averaged 543 pounds per acre, compared with 595 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 575 thousand acres, is up 5 percent from last year.

Texas Upland Cotton production totaled 6.60 million bales, 4 percent lower than 2018. Yield averaged 528 pounds per acre, compared with 756 pounds last year. Acreage harvested, at 6.00 million acres, is up 38 percent from last year.

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