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Production Estimates and Facts

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

Production Estimates

States 01/14 12/13 11/13 09/13 08/13
Arizona 3,700 2,500 2,500 2,500 1,800
California 610,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 550,000
New Mexico 6,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 8,000
Texas 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 20,000
Totals 635,700 625,500 625,500 625,500 579,800

Harvest Acres Estimate

States 06/14 01/14 12/13 11/13 09/13
Arizona 10,000 3,000 1,500 1,500 1,500
California 150,000 224,000 186,000 186,000 186,000
New Mexico 5,000 2,300 3,300 3,300 3,300
Texas 13,000 7,500 8,000 8,000 8,000
Totals 178,000 236,800 198,800 198,800 198,800

Average Yield Estimates

States 01/14 12/13 11/13 09/13 08/13
Arizona 1,184 800 800 800 864
California 1,574 1,548 1,548 1,548 1,562
New Mexico 847 1,018 1,018 1,018 1,011
Texas 904 960 960 960 960
Average Yield 1,530 1,510 1,510 1,514 1,514

Past Crop Years Production

States 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09
Arizona 7,600 20,000 4,400 3,900 800
California 752,450 785,000 464,000 361,000 403,000
New Mexico 5,900 6,200 4,700 4,000 3,000
Texas 13,350 40,000 31,000 31,000 24,000
Totals 779,300 851,200 504,100 399,900 430,800

Past Crop Years Harvest Acres

States 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09
Arizona 3,000 10,000 2,500 1,600 800
California 224,000 273,000 180,000 116,000 151,000
New Mexico 2,300 3,400 2,700 2,800 1,900
Texas 7,500 18,500 16,500 17,800 15,000
Totals 236,800 304,900 201,700 138,200 168,700

Past Crop Years Average Yield

States 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09
Arizona 1,168 960 845 1,170 480
California 1,614 1,380 1,237 1,494 1,281
New Mexico 1,043 875 836 686 758
Texas 928 1,038 902 836 768
Average Yield 1,581 1,340 1,200 1,389 1,226

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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