Today's Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2014-2015 US cotton plantings at 11.37 million acres, which is up 9.2% from 2013. Upland planted area is estimated to have increased 9.7% to 11.19 million acres while extra-long staple (ELS) producers planted 178,000 acres, down 11.4%. USDA's June projection for 2014 is up 268,000 acres from their initial 2014 estimate released in March. Michelle Huffman, Agricultural Economist for the National Cotton Council, starts us off with a breakdown of the regions.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Planted acres are expected to increase throughout most of the Mid-South.
Suggested Introduction 3:
In the Southwest…
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Estimated upland area in the West was reduced according to Huffman.