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US Cotton Acreage Forecast Up 6.2%
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Sat Feb 6, 2016 03:18 PM CST

LUBBOCK, Texas (DTN) -- U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.109 million acres of cotton this spring, up 6.2% from 2015, according to the National Cotton Council's 35th annual early season survey.

Upland cotton intentions are 8.901 million acres, up 5.7%, while Pima or extra-long staple intentions of 208,000 acres represent a 31.2% increase. The survey results were announced Saturday at the council's annual meeting in Dallas.

The all-cotton acreage would be the second smallest since 1983 when plantings were cut by a payment-in-kind federal farm program. The intentions came in just below 9.15 million acres planted in 2009.

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