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High Plains Cotton Production 1928-Present

1928-30 - 1940's - 1950's - 1960's - 1970's - 1980's - 1990's - 2000's - 2010's

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1928

18

1,666,500

1,599,840

100.8

335,820

 

 

 

 

1929

18

1,719,500

1,650,720

108.0

371,390

 

 

 

 

1930

18

1,686,200

1,618,752

85.7

289,000

 

 

 

 

1931

20

1,616,600

1,551,936

185.5

599,730

 

 

 

 

1932

22

1,744,850

1,675,056

183.0

638,500

132.5

446,888

 

 

1933

10

1,830,700

1,757,472

142.5

521,920

140.8

484,108

 

 

1934

21

1,090,090

1,046,486

45.2

98,560

134.8

429,542

 

 

1935

22

1,295,500

1,243,680

144.7

374,910

147.4

446,724

 

 

1936

22

1,706,200

1,637,952

122.7

418,770

133.9

410,532

 

 

1937

22

2,141,800

2,056,128

266.5

1,141,570

158.5

511,146

145.2

479,017

1938

22

1,492,200

1,432,512

158.3

472,450

162.2

501,252

150.9

492,680

1939

22

1,343,000

1,289,280

159.3

427,840

177.7

567,108

156.2

498,325

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1940

22

1,486,800

1,427,328

161.4

479,820

180.0

588,090

164.3

517,407

1941

25

1,424,100

1,359,050

232.2

657,508

201.7

635,838

168.3

523,185

1942

25

1,547,100

1,441,700

232.9

699,393

189.0

547,402

172.9

529,274

1943

24

1,467,800

1,443,100

193.7

582,405

196.3

569,393

178.7

535,323

1944

25

1,323,210

1,291,180

234.6

631,041

210.3

610,033

193.2

588,571

1945

24

543,000

520,225

128.9

139,683

214.8

542,006

195.1

565,048

1946

25

835,800

767,090

154.9

247,547

202.1

460,014

201.9

547,926

1947

25

2,369,650

2,344,230

227.2

1,109,430

204.3

542,021

196.4

544,712

1948

25

2,357,450

2,287,870

149.1

710,480

188.9

567,636

192.6

568,515

1949

24

3,205,500

3,174,600

294.1

1,945,200

219.2

830,468

215.3

720,251

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1950

24

1,908,930

1,787,880

230.5

858,480

225.7

974,227

221.7

758,117

1951

25

3,565,300

3,344,600

193.9

1,351,220

221.6

1,194,962

215.8

827,488

1952

25

3,902,500

3,633,700

200.1

1,515,160

215.2

1,276,108

211.9

909,065

1953

25

2,543,200

2,208,500

302.7

1,392,850

239.6

1,412,582

222.5

990,109

1954

25

2,529,600

2,420,300

329.0

1,659,100

242.8

1,355,362

233.3

1,092,915

1955

25

2,343,400

2,214,100

315.1

1,453,650

256.0

1,474,396

243.0

1,224,312

1956

25

2,292,000

2,090,700

394.2

1,716,950

295.5

1,547,542

258.1

1,371,252

1957

25

2,278,500

2,174,100

357.7

1,620,200

338.9

1,568,550

269.5

1,422,329

1958

25

2,309,400

2,186,000

458.7

2,088,950

369.7

1,707,770

296.8

1,560,176

1959

25

2,439,500

2,243,900

416.0

1,944,650

388.3

1,764,880

308.1

1,560,121

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1960

25

2,430,200

2,249,700

430.7

2,018,800

411.8

1,877,910

324.9

1,676,153

1961

25

2,593,440

2,416,000

485.5

2,443,900

430.9

2,023,300

359.5

1,785,421

1962

25

2,525,900

2,374,900

479.0

2,369,850

454.7

2,173,230

397.7

1,870,890

1963

25

2,343,100

2,178,300

474.7

2,154,350

457.8

2,186,310

414.5

1,947,040

1964

25

2,408,000

2,094,500

447.5

1,952,660

464.1

2,187,912

426.9

1,976,396

1965

25

2,273,300

2,149,200

513.9

2,301,100

480.4

2,244,372

446.5

2,061,141

1966

25

1,544,400

1,456,300

450.8

1,367,600

475.0

2,029,112

451.9

2,026,206

1967

25

1,450,600

1,249,100

475.0

1,236,020

473.9

1,802,346

463.2

1,987,788

1968

25

1,749,450

1,608,400

496.1

1,662,300

477.9

1,703,936

466.4

1,945,123

1969

25

2,173,950

1,947,700

349.6

1,418,600

455.7

1,597,124

460.6

1,892,518

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1970

25

2,277,200

2,174,700

380.0

1,721,750

421.4

1,481,254

455.1

1,862,813

1971

25

2,499,700

2,322,400

264.4

1,279,150

377.6

1,463,564

428.6

1,746,338

1972

25

2,657,800

2,356,400

456.9

2,242,850

383.9

1,664,930

425.9

1,733,638

1973

25

2,825,050

2,784,000

498.1

2,888,700

395.7

1,910,210

430.6

1,807,073

1974

25

2,626,100

2,173,000

263.5

1,193,100

379.0

1,865,110

410.9

1,731,117

1975

25

2,712,600

2,444,750

278.8

1,420,200

358.6

1,804,800

384.4

1,643,027

1976

25

2,786,300

2,609,100

365.5

1,986,500

377.7

1,946,270

377.7

1,704,917

1977

25

3,749,600

3,638,800

424.1

3,215,400

376.4

2,140,780

379.6

1,902,855

1978

25

4,043,000

3,584,300

274.4

2,049,100

327.7

1,972,860

358.0

1,941,535

1979

25

4,565,800

3,789,250

348.5

2,750,800

341.2

2,284,400

357.2

2,074,755

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1980

25

4,627,000

4,002,000

246.2

2,053,000

328.3

2,410,960

340.6

2,107,880

1981

25

4,644,900

4,473,500

377.9

3,522,000

334.7

2,718,060

351.4

2,332,165

1982

25

3,685,700

2,380,900

259.2

1,285,600

307.0

2,332,100

336.7

2,236,440

1983

25

2,486,800

2,115,500

305.5

1,346,450

313.8

2,191,570

320.2

2,082,215

1984

25

3,349,400

3,102,600

359.6

2,324,250

314.5

2,106,260

327.9

2,195,330

1985

25

3,051,800

2,781,900

326.8

1,893,850

335.2

2,074,430

331.5

2,242,695

1986

25

2,982,700

1,878,800

302.5

1,184,200

314.6

1,606,870

326.9

2,162,465

1987

25

2,819,800

2,599,000

492.8

2,668,550

362.3

1,883,460

329.5

2,107,780

1988

25

3,227,000

3,119,200

497.8

3,234,700

402.5

2,261,110

353.4

2,226,340

1989

25

2,812,700

2,120,100

364.1

1,608,200

406.7

2,117,900

354.8

2,112,080

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

1990

25

3,183,700

2,775,100

510.4

2,950,900

447.5

2,329,310

386.5

2,201,870

1991

25

3,481,900

2,922,900

382.3

2,327,700

453.5

2,558,010

387.5

2,082,440

1992

25

3,201,800

1,496,400

455.0

1,418,600

445.5

2,308,020

403.8

2,095,740

1993

25

3,243,100

2,992,200

554.9

3,458,800

458.8

2,352,840

429.4

2,306,975

1994

25

3,219,800

3,035,000

485.1

3,067,200

480.1

2,644,640

444.4

2,381,270

1995

25

3,621,900

3,274,900

385.4

2,629,300

451.3

2,580,320

449.5

2,454,815

1996

25

3,457,400

2,497,200

591.4

3,076,900

492.8

2,730,160

473.0

2,644,085

1997

25

3,543,500

3,302,600

496.4

3,415,500

497.3

3,129,540

473.9

2,718,780

1998

25

3,607,200

2,095,700

592.6

2,587,400

499.3

2,955,260

480.5

2,654,050

1999

25

3,826,300

3,072,800

469.9

3,008,400

496.0

2,943,500

488.3

2,794,070

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

2000

25

3,875,600

2,837,100

389.6

2,302,800

500.4

2,878,200

475.9

2,729,260

2001

25

3,681,800

2,421,100

494.2

2,492,700

482.7

2,761,360

487.7

2,745,760

2002

25

3,582,200

2,825,900

551.3

3,245,600

493.9

2,727,380

495.7

2,928,460

2003

25

3,525,000

2,395,900

436.8

2,180,300

468.6

2,645,960

484.3

2,800,610

2004

41

3,677,000

3,273,400

715.0

4,877,600

527.0

3,019,800

511.2

2,918,650

2005

41

3,703,000

3,425,000

795.6

5,677,000

618.3

3,694,640

560.4

3,286,420

2006 41 3,889,700 2,740,200 710.0 4,050,600 655.8 4,006,220 572.1 3,383,790

2007

41

3,210,700

3,028,500

852.0

5,376,200

715.7

4,432,340

611.2

3,579,860

2008

41

3,268,700

1,946,200

728.0

2,933,700

763.1

4,583,020

620.4

3,614,490

2009

41

3,289,400

2,429,200

687.0

3,475,600

761.0

4,302,620

643.2

3,661,210

Crop

No.

Acreage

Acreage

Production

Production

5-yr Average

10-yr Average

Year

Counties

Planted

Harvested

Yield/H.A.

Bales**

Yield/H.A.*

Bales

Yield/H.A.

Bales

2010

41

3,684,000

3,523,600

725

5,319,800

    

2011

41

4,504,900

1,540,100

580

1,813,800

    

2012

41

4,169,200

2,330,550

603

2,925,500

    

2013

41

3,769,300

1,688,100

694

2,439,580

    

2014

41

3,876,600

2,647,800

589

3,246,840

    

2015***

41

3,140,000

2,910,000

n/a

4,030,000

    










* Calculated









** 480 lb. Net Weight Bale

*** estimated (as of 12/15)
n/a = not available








Source: USDA, NASS






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