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.