Production Outlook / Acreage Stories

Cotton Production

Bolls Seen in Nearly Half of U.S. Crop; Overall Condition Remains Highly Favorable

July 28, 2014

The USDA Crop Progress report for July 27 shows squaring and boll set numbers on target with the five-year averages, and overall crop condition well above the same week last year.

Cotton Production

Crop Progress: Overall Condition Still Solid; Boll Set Numbers Jump

July 21, 2014

According to the July 20 USDA Crop Progress report, squaring and boll set numbers are now above the five-year averages for the date, and overall crop condition remains unchanged in the past week.

Cotton Production

Fruiting Totals Jump in July 13 Crop Progress Report

July 14, 2014

According to the July 13 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is fruiting quickly and is now right in line with the five-year averages for this date.

Cotton Production

Overall Cotton Crop Condition Well Ahead of 2013 Ratings

July 7, 2014

The July 6 Crop Progress report shows that 2014 cotton acres are running slightly behind last year in terms of squaring and boll set, but are in far better condition at this time than the 2013 crop.

Cotton Production

USDA Reports Nine Percent Jump in Cotton Acres for 2014

July 2, 2014

U.S. cotton acres for 2014 are up nine percent over last year, according to the USDA Acreage report released June 30.

Water Issues Often Leave Growers Feeling High and Dry

July 1, 2014

As drought conditions in Texas linger, cotton research companies ramp up their efforts for water efficiency.

USDA – Crop Condition Remains Positive as Fruiting Progresses

June 30, 2014

Cotton squaring throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt increased 12 percent in the past week, seven more states reported bolls in the field, and the overall crop condition remained 87 percent positive, based on the June 29 USDA Crop Progress report.

El Niño Is Coming

June 26, 2014

There’s a 70 percent chance that El Niño could impact U.S. agriculture this year. But how long and how strong will determine how positive its effects could be.

USDA Crop Progress: More Squares, First Bolls, Positive Conditions

June 23, 2014

According to the June 22 USDA Crop Progress report, one fourth of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop is now squaring, boll set has started in some areas, and more than half of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Mississippi Growers Optimistic Over 2014 Cotton Acreage Increase

June 23, 2014

Reports show Mississippi cotton acres are up nearly 40 percent over 2013, leaving cotton producers optimistic despite frequent planting delays.

USDA – Cotton Crop Maturing Nicely from Coast to Coast

June 16, 2014

According to the June 15 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is maturing nicely from one end of the Cotton Belt to the other.

Cotton Projections Up in New USDA Supply and Demand Estimates Report

June 13, 2014

According to the June 11 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the outlook for the domestic cotton market is a little brighter, while the world market remains mixed.

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NCC Projects 11 Million U.S. Cotton Acres in 2017

February 11, 2017

The National Cotton Council is projecting a total of 11.0 million acres of cotton to be planted in the U.S. in 2017.

Production Outlook / Acreage

2017 Looks Like a Good Year for SC Cotton Growers

February 1, 2017

South Carolina cotton growers can expect to see a better year in 2017, says a Clemson University economist.

Production Outlook / Acreage

USDA: 10 Million Cotton Acres Planted in 2016

July 1, 2016

USDA’s first acreage report for 2016 shows that U.S. cotton growers have planted 10 million acres in 2016 – a 17% jump above last year's plantings.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Considering Soil Health

February 22, 2016

Soil health improvement is needed for long-term goal-oriented management tailored to the soils in each field.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Georgia Cotton Enterprise Budgets Available Online

February 16, 2016

The University of Georgia’s Cotton Enterprise Budgets for 2016 are now available online.

Production Outlook / Acreage

NCC Survey Predicts 9.1 Million U.S. Cotton Acres in 2016

February 7, 2016

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, according to the National Cotton Council’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Arkansas Extension Issues New Risk Management Resources

January 22, 2016

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has developed a series of risk management resources to help growers manage their farming decisions in a time of increased uncertainty for agriculture.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Survey Points to Moderate Acreage Gains for Cotton in 2016

January 4, 2016

The 2016 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey reveals that floundering competitive prices and high yields could mean brighter days ahead for U.S. cotton.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Arkansas Issues Crop Enterprise Budgets for 2016 Planning

December 8, 2015

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has issued crop enterprise budgets to help growers plan for the 2016 production year.

Production Outlook / Acreage

High Plains Cotton Production Can Survive Predicted Climate Changes

November 17, 2015

A Texas A&M research study has shown that cotton production in the High Plains can withstand expected climate changes.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Could Benefit from Lower Grain Prices

November 16, 2015

Lower prices for grains could help cotton acres in Arkansas rebound in 2016.