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U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up nearly three percent from 2018.
That’s according to the National Cotton Council’s Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. The council says a higher cotton-to-soybean price ratio is the main driver behind the projected increase.
The biggest increases in cotton acreage will come in the Mid-South, with Louisiana up 22 percent, Mississippi up 18 percent and Arkansas up 14 percent.