Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Sat Feb 8, 2014 03:31 PM CST

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 ...

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