Cotton

Arkansas cotton production will be above 2018 figures.

The latest Arkansas crop production figures:

Arkansas corn for grain production is forecast at 130 million bushels, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but up 11 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of November 1, yield is expected to average 175 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but down 6 bushels from last year. Producers expect to harvest 740,000 acres of corn for grain, up 95,000 acres from 2018.

Upland cotton production is forecast at 1.40 million bales, down 70,000 bales from the October 1 forecast but 267,000 bales above last year. Based on conditions as of November 1, yield is expected to average 1,102 pounds per harvested acre, down 55 pounds from last month and down 31 pounds from 2018. Harvested acreage is estimated at 610,000 acres, up 130,000 acres from 2018.

Peanut production in 2019 is forecast at 170 million pounds, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but up 51 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of November 1, yield is expected to average 5,000 pounds per acre, unchanged from last month but up 100 pounds from last year. Area for harvest, at 34,000 acres, is up 11,000 acres from 2018.

All rice production for the state is forecast at 84.5 million hundredweight, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but down 21 percent from last year's production of 107 million hundredweight. Based on conditions as of November 1, the all rice yield for 2019 is forecast at 7,500 pounds per acre, unchanged from last month but down 20 pounds from last year. Producers expect to harvest 1.13 million acres of rice, down 301,000 acres from 2018.

Soybean production in 2019 is forecast at 130 million bushels, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but down 20 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of November 1, yield is expected to average 50 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but down 0.5 bushel from last year. Area for harvest, at 2.60 million acres, is down 610,000 acres from 2018.

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