Planting Intentions

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Prospective 2016 U.S Cotton Area

 

2015 Actual
(Thou.) 1/

2016 Estimated
(Thou.) 2/

Percent
Change

SOUTHEAST

2,235

2,121

-5.1%

Alabama

315

344

9.3%

Florida

85

104

22.7%

Georgia

1,130

1,073

-5.0%

N. Carolina

385

312

-19.0%

S. Carolina

235

203

-13.5%

Virginia

85

84

-1.0%

MID-SOUTH

985

1,230

24.9%

Arkansas

210

254

21.0%

Louisiana

115

124

8.0%

Mississippi

320

448

40.0%

Missouri

185

211

14.0%

Tennessee

155

193

24.8%

SOUTHWEST

5,031

5,336

6.1%

Kansas

16

24

47.3%

Oklahoma

215

246

14.4%

Texas

4,800

5,066

5.6%

WEST

171

213

24.4%

Arizona

89

137

54.2%

California

47

46

-1.4%

New Mexico

35

29

-16.6%

TOTAL UPLAND

8,422

8,901

5.7%

TOTAL ELS

159

208

31.2%

Arizona

18

24

34.8%

California

117

155

32.4%

New Mexico

7

12

68.0%

Texas

17

18

4.2%

ALL COTTON

8,581

9,109

6.2%

1/ USDA-NASS
2/ National Cotton Council