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USDA forecasts cotton acreage

The latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings Report, released March 31, shows no increase in Texas planted acreage in upland cotton for 2021. Texas upland cotton planted acres is forecast at 6.8 million acres. Planting of Pima cotton is predicted estimated to be a total of 20 thousand acres, which is 47 percent below 2020.

Bill gets favorable vote in committee

This past Thursday, H.B. 2089 relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases, was voted on by members of the Texas House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. The bill was passed out of committee by a vote of 8-0. The bill will now be sent to House Committee on Calendars until a time is set for floor consideration.


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