Cotton Field

Arkansas cotton production will be about 1.3 million bales.

Latest Arkansas crop estimates from the United States Department of Agriculture:

Upland cotton production is forecast at 1.30 million bales, up 80,000 bales from the August 1 forecast but 206,000 bales below last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yield is expected to average 1,200 pounds per harvested acre, up 5 pounds from last month and up 15 pounds from 2019. Planted acreage is revised to 525,000 acres, up 25,000 acres from June 2020. Harvested acreage is revised from 490,000 to 520,000 acres.

Peanut production in 2020 is forecast at 191 million pounds, up 15 percent from the August 1 forecast and up 11 percent from a year ago. Based on conditions as of September 1, yield is expected to average 4,900 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but down 300 bushels from 2019. Planted acreage is revised to 40,000 acres, up 5,000 acres from June 2020. Harvested acreage is revised from 34,000 to 39,000 acres.

All rice production for the state is forecast at 108 million hundredweight, up 2 percent from the August 1 forecast and up 28 percent from last year's production of 84.3 million hundredweight. Based on conditions as of September 1, the all rice yield for 2020 is forecast at 7,500 pounds per acre, down 50 pounds from last month but up 20 pounds from last year. All rice planted acreage is revised to 1.46 million acres, down 30,000 acres from June 2020.

Breakdown by grain length are: long grain planted area is 1.33 million acres, medium grain planted area is 135,000 acres, and short grain planted area is 1,000 acres.

Harvested acreage for all rice is revised to 1.44 million acres, up 40,000 acres from June.

Soybean production in 2020 is forecast at 143 million bushels, unchanged from the August 1 forecast but up 11 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yield is expected to average 49 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and unchanged from last year. Area for harvest, at 2.91 million acres, is up 300,000 acres from 2019.

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