Production Outlook / Acreage Stories


USDA Reports Eight Percent of Cotton Acres Planted by April 15

April 16, 2013

Based on the April 15 USDA Crop Planting Progress Report, the 2013 U.S. cotton crop is off to a slow


USDA Projects 10 Million Cotton Acres for 2013

March 28, 2013

By Jim Steadman jsteadman@meistermedia.com   USDA issued its 2013 Prospective Plantings report March 28, and the news for cotton was


Encouraging Signs from the Cotton Market

January 11, 2013

NY futures continued to trade sideways this week, with March moving just 19 points lower to close at 75.20 cents.


Plexus: 2013 Brings an Enigmatic Cotton Market

January 10, 2013

As we enter a new year, we are confronted with one of the more bizarre and enigmatic cotton situations in


Cotton Grower Magazine Annual Acreage Survey: The Slide Continues

January 9, 2013

In keeping with projections from cotton economists and industry leaders, cotton producers from across the U.S. say they’ll be drawing

OA Cleveland: Starting Steady In The New Year

January 9, 2013

Led by new crop, that is the December 2013 contract, all futures contracts either moved higher or held near unchanged

ICAC: Cotton Production to Continue Decline in 2013/14

December 4, 2012

The Secretariat projects that global cotton production will decrease by 11% to 23.2 million tons in 2013/14 due to lower

Indian Cotton Crop to Total 35.4 Million Bales in Coming Season

November 13, 2012

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has estimated the cotton crop for the new season (Oct. 2012- Sep 2013) to

Indian Cotton Acreage Expected to Decline Next Season

October 3, 2012

Speaking at the 53rd general meeting of The Southern India Mill’s Association (SIMA), Mr. Dinakaran who was re-elected for the second

Pakistan’s New Crop Update: So Far, So Good

August 15, 2012

The 2012/13 cotton crop in Pakistan is off to a good start for the second year in a row –

Drought Fears Loom Large in Cotton Growing States in India

July 23, 2012

Despite the recent market volatility that has caused so much turmoil in the cotton and textile industries, the biggest unknown

Cleveland: Analyzing the Cotton Market Movement

June 26, 2012

The market offered cotton growers a bit of a second chance this week as December contracts jumped to about 75

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Cotton Highlights from December WASDE Report

December 12, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for December forecasts higher exports, slightly higher production and lower ending stocks to end the calendar year.

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Cotton Highlights from November WASDE Report

November 9, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for November raises U.S. production to 21.4 million bales and shows upward revisions in world consumption based on new data.

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Arkansas 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Online

October 24, 2017

The 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture are now available online.

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Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2017

USDA’s WASDE report for October lowers U.S. production and export forecasts for the 2017 crop, while global projections rise slightly due to expected larger crops in other countries.

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Riding a Rising Market

August 30, 2017

California grower Aaron Barcellos relies on smart water use to help take full advantage of a rising Pima market and replenished water supplies.

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Cotton Highlights from August WASDE Report

August 10, 2017

Results from the first crop production survey for 2017 drive the numbers in USDA’s WASDE report for August – including forecasts for the highest U.S. production in 11 years.

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USDA: Planted Cotton Acres Up 20% in 2017

June 30, 2017

USDA’s 2017 Planted Acres report, issued today, shows planted area for U.S. cotton at 12.1 million acres – 20% above last year.

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USDA Report Shows 12.2 Million Acres for 2017

March 31, 2017

USDA’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that 12.2 million acres of cotton will be planted in the U.S. in 2017.

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Strong Exports Helping Drive Higher Cotton Prices

March 23, 2017

Growers can expect to make at least 5 to 6 cents more per pound of cotton than this time last year, primarily due to increased exports.

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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.

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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.