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2021 cotton crop larger than 2020

The USDA says 2021 upland cotton production was 17.191 million bales. That was up more than 3 million bales from 2020, with lower yield and planted area canceled out by a big increase in harvested acreage. Still, that was down from the April estimate, which pulled old crop ending stocks lower, while new crop ending stocks are expected to fall short of 3 million bales with a projected smaller crop cancelling out slower demand.

Old crop rice ending stocks were unchanged with higher imports cancelling out lower export and domestic use, and new crop ending stocks are expected to be below the current marketing year with the USDA declines in production and demand.

The new marketing year for cotton and rice starts August 1st.

The USDA’s next set of supply, demand, and production estimates is out June 10th.

Year-to-year comparisons for applicable Brownfield states:

Arkansas: Production: 1.235 million bales, compared to 1.277 million in 2020; yield: 1,248 pounds per acre, compared to 1,179 a year ago; harvested area of 475,000 acres, compared to 520,000 last year

Kansas: Production: 187,000 bales, compared to 300,000 in 2020; yield: 880 pounds per acre, compared to 796 a year ago; harvested area of 102,000 acres, compared to 181,000 last year

Missouri: Production: 814,000 bales, compared to 684,000 in 2020; yield: 1,260 pounds per acre, compared to 1,144 a year ago; harvested area of 310,000 acres, compared to 287,000 last year

Tennessee: Production: 583,000 bales, compared to 611,000 in 2020; yield: 1,036 pounds per acre, compared to 1,066 a year ago; harvested area of 270,000 acres, compared to 275,000 last year

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