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US 2014 cotton production up 26%
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US cotton production in 2014 season is estimated at 16.3 million 480-pound bales, up 26 per cent from the 2013 crop, according to the final estimate for the season released by National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS), US department of agriculture (USDA).
 
The United States yield for all cotton is estimated at 838 pounds per acre, up 17 pounds from the previous year and the fourth highest yield on record. Record high yields are estimated in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia, the NASS report said.
 
The report estimates Upland cotton production 15.8 million 480-pound bales, up 28 per cent from the 2013 crop. The US yield for Upland cotton is estimated at 826 pounds per acre, up 24 pounds from 2013.
 
America Pima production is estimated at 566,400 bales (480-pounds), down 11 per cent from 2013. The United States yield is estimated at 1,432 pounds per acre, down 95 pounds from the previous season. 
 
According to the statistics, a total of 15.9 million running bales were ginned during the 2014 season, up 27 per cent from the 2013 season. There were 601 active cotton gins during the 2014 season, down from the 610 gins that operated in 2013. Fifty-three per cent of the gins processed more than 20,000 running bales compared with 36 per cent the previous season. (RKS)
 

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