NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 9.01 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.01 million acres of cotton this spring, down 26.8 percent from 2012, according to the National Cotton Council’s 30th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached)

Upland cotton intentions are 8.81 million acres, down 27.0 percent from 2012, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 203,000 acres represent a 15.0 percent decline. The survey results were announced today at the NCC’s 2013 Annual Meeting being held February 8-10 in Memphis.  

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