Today’s Cotton Newsline is 5 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council.
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The National Cotton Council has just released the results of their early season planting intentions survey. For the cotton belt as a whole, it showed an increase of 6% from the 2015 numbers – putting all U.S. cotton acreage at projected at 9.1 million acres. The Council’s President and CEO, Dr. Gary Adams, joins us to break down the results.
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If we move to the Mid-South, the Council saw the five states all call for more acres of cotton this year than they did last year.
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In the Southwest, the survey showed a bit of an increase in area.
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Adams anticipates more acres of upland cotton and more acres of Pima or extra-long staple (ELS) cotton in the western states of the belt.
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Adams closes with the factors that he believes will ultimately effect the final numbers.