Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Cotton farmers have withstood extreme volatility over the five years to 2013, especially as a result of world cotton shortages, which prompted US growers to increase exports. However, most recently, deteriorating revenue has been a result of plummeting world cotton prices, the receding level of industry assistance programs and record-high stockpiles. Unsurprisingly, the next five years, from 2013-2018, are anticipated to exhibit much of the same volatility and uncertainty for cotton farmers... 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