LUBBOCK, Texas (DTN) -- U.S. producers intend to plant 11.26 million acres of cotton this spring, up 8.2% from 2013, according to the National Cotton Council's annual early intentions survey.
Intentions are 11.04 million acres for upland, up 8.1% from 12.55 million acres in 2013, and 225,000 acres of Pima or extra-long staple cotton, an 11.8% increase, the survey showed.
Survey results were announced Saturday at the council's annual industrywide meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting continues through Sunday.
With abandonment projected at roughly 15%, the all-cotton harvested area would total 9.59 million acres, said Gary Adams, NCC vice president ...