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Planted area rises for cotton, falls for rice

The USDA says farmers planted more upland cotton acres in 2022 than in 2021 while planting fewer acres of rice.

Upland cotton planting totaled 12.322 million acres, 11% above a year ago, with increases in 16 of the 17 top production states.

Rice planted area totaled 2.343 million acres, 7% less than last year, including a 3% year-to-year decline for long grain rice to 1.905 million and a 21% drop for medium grain to 417,000.

Planted area rises for cotton, falls for rice

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