In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2019-20 U.S. crop of 21.86 million bales. Upland production was estimated at 21.15 million bales and extra-long staple production at 717,000 bales.
Harvested area was an estimated 12.51 million acres, implying a non-harvested area of about 1.25 million acres. The resulting abandonment rate is about 9.10%. The national average yield per harvested acre was estimated to be about 839 pounds, 13 pounds less than the five-year average.