Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cotton Farming industry in the United States has experienced extremely volatile operating conditions over the past five years. Due to large-scale fluctuations in demand and prices, industry profit margins have remained volatile. A fall in cotton prices after their artificial inflation in 2010 and 2011 reduced profit margins markedly. In the coming years, the industry is expected to consolidate. Barring any significant shocks, such as trade bans or floods, industry revenue is expected to slightly decline... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Cotton is produced in 17 southern states. Major concentrations of cotton plantings include areas of the Texas High and Rolling Plains; the Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana Delta; southern Georgia; and California's San Joaquin Valley. Typical cotton planting occurs between March and June, and typical harvesting takes place between August and December.
Southeast and Southwest
Cotton farms are densely concentrated in the Southwest and Southeast regions. Historically, these regions have been home to cotton growing and ginning. As a result, they have the most ginning capacity and other infrastructure, which makes processing, transportation and sale of the commodity easier... purchase to read more