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Cotton, rice acres rise

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The USDA anticipates higher cotton and rice planted area.

Upland cotton acres are seen at 10.47 million, up 4% on the year, with static to higher planted area for most states.

Acreage for all types of rice is projected at 2.932 million acres, 1% more than a year ago, as expected increases for long and short grain rice just cancel out a probable decrease in medium grain.

These projections are subject to change and will likely be impacted by weather.

Cotton, rice acres rise