Crops >Cotton  Arizona a prime cotton production state Oct 07, 2011 1. 1-1-1-1.JPG Randy Norton, University of Arizona regional cotton specialist, conducts cotton variety performance trials across Arizona’s cotton-growing region. 2. 2-2-2-2.JPG Arizona cotton farmers Todd Thelander, left, Tempe Farming Company, Tempe, and David Wuertz, Sundance Farms, Coolidge, check out bolls during the Central Arizona Farmer Field Day. 3. 3-3-3-3.JPG Arizona cotton lint yields were the highest in the U.S. in 2010 at just over 1,500 pounds per acre. 4. 4-4-4-4.JPG About 270,000 acres of cotton cover rural Arizona this year including about 260,000 acres of Upland varieties and about 10,000 acres of Pima varieties.