National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture released the cotton crop production information.
All Cotton production is forecast at 13.2 million 480-pound bales, up 3 percent from last year=s 12.8 million bales. Yield is expected to average 816 pounds per harvested acre, up 3 pounds from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 12.8 million 480-pound bales, 4 percent above 2008.
Producers in Texas are expecting increased yields from last year. American-Pima production is forecast at 367,000 bales, down 15 percent from last year. Producers expect to harvest 7.77 million acres of all cotton and 7.62 million acres of upland cotton, both up 3 percent from last year. American-Pima harvested area is expected to total 146,200 acres, down 13 percent from 2008.