USDA has released its Prospective Plantings report for the 2021 crop year, showing that US cotton planted area for the year is estimated at 12.0 million acres – down less than 1% from 2020.
Upland cotton area is expected to total 11.9 million acres, up slightly from 2020 planted acres. American Pima area is estimated at only 142,000 acres – down 30% from last year. Regionally, USDA estimates total Southeast cotton area at 2.43 million acres and 1.79 million acres across the Mid-South states. Southwest area is expected at 7.52 million acres, with 296,000 total acres projected for Western states.