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NASS adjusts cotton production forecast

Georgia Farm Bureau


The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecast a smaller yield for Georgia cotton growers in its December Crop Production Report.

NASS projects the state’s cotton yield at 863 pounds per acre, down from 900 pounds per acre on the November report. If realized, this would result in statewide production of 2.3 million bales, slightly lower than predicted in November but still up by 6 percent from the state’s 2016 production of 2.18 million bales.