NCC Survey: 11.5 Million U.S. Cotton Acres Seen Planted in 2021

The 11.5 million cotton acres would be down 5.2 percent from 2020.

February 10, 2021
Contact: Marjory Walker or T. Cotton Nelson
(901) 274-9030

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.5 million cotton acres in 2021, down 5.2 percent from 2020, according to the National Cotton Council’s 40th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 11.3 million acres, down 4.9 percent from 2020, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 161,000 acres represent a 20.7 percent decline.

State-level details, along with the full economic outlook, will be released as part of the NCC’s U.S. Cotton Economic Outlook presentation during the NCC Annual Meeting’s general session on Thursday, February 11 between 9-10:30 a.m. CST.

A link to join the Zoom session of the general session can be found on the NCC Annual Meeting schedule of events page.