U.S. cotton harvest is winding down, as ten cotton-producing states are now more than 90% complete.
According to the USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending December 1, 83% of the crop across the Cotton Belt has now been harvested – up 5% in the past week and still slightly ahead of the 5-year average for this date. In most states, increases ranged from 1-7%, with the largest gains coming in Arizona (up 16%) and Oklahoma (up 9%). Louisiana is now reported as 100% complete.
In all, nine states are still ahead of their respective 5-year averages.