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US cotton acreage to plunge 19% in 2013 - USDA
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Mar '13
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released estimates on cotton planting intention of US farmers in 2013.

Cotton growers intend to plant 10.0 million acres in 2013, down 19 percent from last year. Upland area is expected to total 9.82 million acres, down 19 percent from 2012.

American Pima area is expected to total 206,000 acres, down 14 percent from 2012. If realized, planted area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Oklahoma will all be record lows.

As of March 24, cotton planting in Texas was 3 percent complete, 5 percentage points behind last year and 2 percentage points behind the 5-year average.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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