Agriculture Statistics: Cotton Ginning Report for 2012
chris sandler 12/26/2012 @ 7:44am Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.
The USDA recently released the 2012 statistics of running bales ginned by crop, in the United StatesAccording to the results, data from seven out of 17 states revealed an increased number of cotton ginning in the past year, along with a continually growing national number.
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas saw an increase of cotton ginning, which contributed to a nationwide cotton crop increaseThe USDA statistics estimated the overall national number to be 12,271,500 running bales ginnedSeveral ginning states experienced a drought this summer which many cotton farmers feel reduced the cotton crops in some areas; their hope is for better rain and irrigation systems in 2013 to keep cotton growing plentiful.
According to the USDA, the survey process involved collecting the number of bales ginned on the 1st and 15th of every month; the USDA also conducts a final survey at the end of ginning season