Private Analytical Firm Forecasts 2012 Cotton Production Down

Private analytical firm Informa Economics estimated today US all cotton production at 15.5M, down 173,000 from USDA's January forecast and 2.6M lower than last season due to a combination of lower acreage and yield, according to traders. Informa's estimate was based on analysis of January 15 Cotton Ginnings report and Jan 26 cotton classings report, traders said. USDA will release its annual cotton production estimate in its May 1 Crop Production report. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.