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USDA Crop Production Shows Drought Decimating Texas and Oklahoma Cotton Crop

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:27:52 CDT

USDA Crop Production Shows Drought Decimating Texas and Oklahoma Cotton Crop COTTON: National Cotton Production Down 28 Percent from 2021
All cotton production is forecast at 12.6 million 480-pound bales, down 28 percent from 2021. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 846 pounds per harvested acre, up 27 pounds from 2021. Upland cotton production is forecast at 12.2 million 480-pound bales, down 29 percent from 2021. Pima cotton production is forecast at 407,000 bales, up 23 percent from 2021. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 7.13 million acres, down 31 percent from 2021.

Oklahoma cotton area harvested is forecast at 260,000 acres, down 41 percent from 2021’s area harvested which was 440,000 acres. In 2021, yield per acre in Oklahoma was recorded at 756 lbs. per acre. As of August 1, the USDA’s forecast for yield per acre in Oklahoma is 498 lbs. per acre, which is 34 percent less than last year. Lastly, Oklahoma cotton production is forecasted to be 270,000 bales, which is 61 percent less than last year’s number of 693,000 bales.

In Texas, the USDA predicts cotton area harvested for 2022 to be 2.2 million acres, which is 60 percent less than the 2021 harvested acreage at 5.56 million acres. Yield per acre is predicted to be 634 lbs. per acre in 2021, which is 5 percent less than in 2021 which was 666 lbs. per acre. Texas cotton production in 2021 was recorded at 7.72 million bales. For 2022, the USDA predicts Texas will produce 62 percent less than 2021 with 2.93 million bales.

Over in Kansas, the 2022 cotton crop is predicted to harvest 17.6 more acres than 2021 at 120,000 acres. Yield per acre for 2022 has decreased though and is estimated at 23 percent less than 2021 at 680 lbs. per acre. In 2021, Kansas yielded 880 lbs. per acre. Kansas cotton production is predicted to be 170,000 bales, which is 9 percent less than 2021’s number which was 187,000 bales.

WINTER WHEAT: USDA August Crop Production Report Estimates Oklahoma Wheat Production, Yield and Harvest Holding Steady Since June
The August Crop production report from USDA shows that winter wheat production is forecast at 1.20 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from the July 1 forecast and down 6 percent from 2021. As of August 1, the United States yield is forecast at 47.9 bushels per acre, down 0.1 bushel from last month and down 2.3 bushels from last year’s average yield of 50.2 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested for grain or seed totals 25.0 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast, but down 2 percent from last year.

Oklahoma winter wheat production is forecast at 72.9 million bushels, unchanged from the July 1 forecast and down 37 percent from last year's 115 million bushels. As of August 1, Oklahoma winter wheat yield is forecast at 27 bushels per acre, the same as last two months but down from last year's 39 bushels per acre. Area expected to be harvested totals 2.7 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast in July, but 8.5 percent lower than last year’s harvested acreage.

Over in Texas, the USDA predicts winter wheat harvest at 1.3 million acres harvested, which is the same estimate as the June and July reports, but 35 percent less than 2021’s harvested average. The yield is predicted to be 28 bushels per acre, up one bushel per acre since the July report, but down from last year’s 37 bushels per acre. For winter wheat production, USDA sees Texas producing 36.4 million bushels, which is about 4 more than the July estimate and 53 percent fewer bushels than in 2021.

In Kansas, the USDA predicts 6.8 million acres harvested, which is slightly down from the July estimate of 6.85 and down 2 percent from last year. Yields are predicted to be 38 bushels per acre as of August 1, down from the July and June estimates of 39 bushels per acre and 13 bushels per acre less than in 2021. For 2022, USDA sees Kansas producing 28.5 percent fewer bushels than in 2021, also down from the July estimate by about 1.5 percent.


To view the USDA August Crop Production Report, click here.


   

 

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