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Production Estimates and Facts

Production listed in 480 lb bales. Estimate released by USDA - NAS

Production Estimates

States 05/15 01/14 12/13 11/13 09/13
Arizona 30,300 3,700 2,500 2,500 2,500
California 498,950 610,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
New Mexico 9,600 6,000 7,000 7,000 7,000
Texas 26,700 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Totals 565,550 635,700 625,500 625,500 625,500

Harvest Acres Estimate

States 05/15 06/14 01/14 12/13 11/13
Arizona 14,500 10,000 3,000 1,500 1,500
California 154,000 150,000 224,000 186,000 186,000
New Mexico 5,300 5,000 2,300 3,300 3,300
Texas 16,000 13,000 7,500 8,000 8,000
Totals 189,800 178,000 236,800 198,800 198,800

Average Yield Estimates

States 05/15 01/14 12/13 11/13 09/13
Arizona 993 1,184 800 800 800
California 1,558 1,574 1,548 1,548 1,548
New Mexico 761 847 1,018 1,018 1,018
Texas 840 904 960 960 960
Average Yield 1,432 1,530 1,510 1,510 1,514

Past Crop Years Production

States 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10
Arizona 3,200 7,600 20,000 4,400 3,900
California 610,000 752,450 785,000 464,000 361,000
New Mexico 6,000 5,900 6,200 4,700 4,000
Texas 15,000 13,350 40,000 31,000 31,000
Totals 634,200 779,300 851,200 504,100 399,900

Past Crop Years Harvest Acres

States 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10
Arizona 1,500 3,000 10,000 2,500 1,600
California 187,000 224,000 273,000 180,000 116,000
New Mexico 3,500 2,300 3,400 2,700 2,800
Texas 9,000 7,500 18,500 16,500 17,800
Totals 201,000 236,800 304,900 201,700 138,200

Past Crop Years Average Yield

States 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10
Arizona 1,024 1,168 960 845 1,170
California 1,574 1,614 1,380 1,237 1,494
New Mexico 847 1,043 875 836 686
Texas 847 928 1,038 902 836
Average Yield 1,527 1,581 1,340 1,200 1,389

Annual Average Crop Quality

Year Staple Length Micronaire Grade Strength
2013/14 48.04 (1.4 in.) 4.0

97.1% Grade 2 & better

43.4 (grams/tex)
2012/13 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

95.3% Grade 2 & better

42.8 (grams/tex)
2011/12 47.9 (1.4 in.) 3.9

91.8% Grade 2 & better

42.3 (grams/tex)
2010/11 48.0 (1.4 in.) 3.8

85.2% Grade 2 & better

41.6 (grams/tex)
2009/10 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

84.3% Grade 2 & better

41.3 (grams/tex)
2008/09 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

94.7% Grade 2 & better

41.6 (grams/tex)
2007/08 46.81 (1.361 in.) 4.0

95.3% Grade 2 & better

40.6 (grams/tex)
2006/07 47.86 (1.391 in.) 4.0

85.2% Grade 2 & better

40.1 (grams/tex)
2005/06 47.69 (1.386 in.) 4.0

88.1% Grade 2 & better

40.4 (grams/tex)
2004/05 46.55 (1.354 in.) 4.0

76.1% Grade 2 & better

40.3 (grams/tex)
2003/04 46.92 (1.364 in.) 4.1

95.5% Grade 2 & better

40.5 (grams/tex)
2002/03 46.53 (1.354 in.) 4.1

92.9% Grade 2 & better

40.9 (grams/tex)
2001/02 45.75 (1.33 in.) 4.0

91% Grade 2 & better

40.2 (grams/tex)

Standard Grades

High Grades: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3
Lower Grades: No. 4, No. 5, No. 6

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