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Texas and Oklahoma Forecasted to Produce Less than Half of 2021 Cotton Crop in September USDA Crop Production Report

Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:28:31 CDT

Texas and Oklahoma Forecasted to Produce Less than Half of 2021 Cotton Crop in September USDA Crop Production Report COTTON: National Cotton Production Down 21 Percent from 2021

All cotton production is forecast at 13.8 million 480-pound bales, up 10 percent from the previous forecast but down 21 percent from 2021. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 843 pounds per harvested acre, down 3 pounds from the previous forecast but up 24 pounds from 2021. Upland cotton production is forecast at 13.4 million 480-pound bales, up 10 percent from the previous forecast but down 22 percent from 2021. Pima cotton production is forecast at 460,000 bales, up 13 percent from the previous forecast and up 39 percent from 2021. All cotton area harvested is forecast at 7.88 million acres, up 10 percent from the previous forecast but down 23 percent from 2021. All cotton planted area totaled 13.8 million acres, up 11 percent from the previous forecast and up 23 percent from 2021.

Oklahoma upland cotton area harvested is forecast at 310,000 acres, down 30 percent from 2021’s area harvested which was 440,000 acres, but up from last month’s estimate of 260,000. In 2021, yield per acre in Oklahoma was recorded at 756 lbs. per acre. As of September 1, the USDA’s forecast for yield per acre in Oklahoma is 387 lbs., which is 48 percent less than last year and lower than last month’s estimate of 498 lbs. per acre. Lastly, Oklahoma cotton production is forecasted to be 250,000 bales, which is 64 percent less than 2021 at 693,000 bales and also down from last month’s estimate of 270,000.

In Texas, the USDA predicts cotton area harvested for 2022 to be 2.5 million acres, which is 55 percent less than last year’s area harvested at 5.56 million acres and up from last month’s area harvested estimate of 2.2 million acres. Yield per acre is predicted to be 616 lbs. per acre, which is down from last month’s estimate of 634 lbs. and 8 percent lower than last year’s yield per acre which was 666 lbs. per acre. For 2022, the USDA predicts Texas will produce 58 percent less than in 2021 (7.7 million bales) with 3.2 million bales.


CORN: Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Forecasted to Produce Over 15 Percent Less Corn than in 2021.

All corn production for grain is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the previous forecast and down 8 percent from 2021. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 172.5 bushels per harvested acre, down 2.9 bushels from the previous forecast and down 4.5 bushels from last year. Acreage updates were made in several States based on a thorough review of all available data. Total planted area, at 88.6 million acres, is down 1 percent from the previous estimate and down 5 percent from the previous year. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 80.8 million acres, down 1 percent from the previous forecast and down 5 percent from the previous year.

Oklahoma corn harvested for grain is forecasted at 305,000 acres, which is 3.2 percent more than 2021 at 295,000. In 2021, Oklahoma averaged 150 bushels per acre. As of September 1, USDA estimates Oklahoma to yield 120 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from last month’s estimate of 130 bushels. Total corn production for Oklahoma is forecasted to be 36.6 million bushels, which is 17 percent less than 2021 at 44.2 million.

Over in Texas, the USDA predicts corn harvested for grain to be at 1.78 million acres, which is 4 percent less than 2021 at 1.8 million acres. As of September 1, Texas is forecasted to yield 104 bushels per acre, which is down from last month’s estimate of 120 bushels per acre and the 2021 estimate of 128 bushels per acre. Corn production for Texas is estimated to be 185 million bushels, which is 21 percent less than 2022 at 236.8 million bushels.

In Kansas, the USDA predicts 5.1 million acres of corn to be harvested for grain, which is about 5 percent less than 2021 at 5.4 million acres. As of September 1, Kansas is forecast to yield 122 bushels per acre, down slightly from the August estimate of 123 bushels and down 12 percent from 2021 at 139 bushels per acre. Lastly, for 2022, Kansas if forecasted to produce 628.3 million bushels of corn, which is 16 percent less than 2021 at 750.6 million bushels.


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


   

 

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