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 ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Cotton Prices to Fray
Vilsack Praises Brazil Move on Cotton
China Cotton Imports to Drop
Rolling in Cotton
China Cotton Industry Seeks Reform
Grain Export Sales Bullish
Cotton Hit By Supply Concerns