USDA Announces Prospective Plantings

March 31, 2020
Contact: Marjory Walker or T. Cotton Nelson
(901) 274-9030

USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 13.7 million acres of cotton in 2020-21, down 0.3% from the previous year.

Upland area is projected to be 13.5 million acres, down 0.2% from 2019-20 while extra-long staple (ELS) area is projected at 228,000 acres, a 0.8% decrease.

The NCC’s planting intentions survey, released in early February, indicated U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 12.8 million acres of upland cotton and 224,000 acres of ELS.