California Pima cotton acreage 265,000

California's cotton growers planted 185,000 thousand acres of Upland cotton and 265 thousand acres of American Pima cotton in 2007, according to USDA/NASS.

Upland acreage is down 35 percent, and American Pima acreage is down 4 percent from 2006.

Upland planted acreage is at its lowest level on record.

Additionally, 2007 marks the first time Pima acres have exceeded Upland acres in California. Nationally, planted Upland cotton acreage is expected to total 10.8 million acres, down 28 percent from last year. Growers intend to plant 298,000 thousand acres of American-Pima cotton, down 9 percent from last year.

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