In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 17.26 million bales. Upland production was estimated at 16.89 million bales and extra-long staple production at 371,000 bales.
Harvested area was an estimated 10.36 million acres, implying a non-harvested area of about 1.36 million acres. The resulting abandonment rate is about 11.63%.
The national average yield per harvested acre was estimated to be about 800 pounds, 63 pounds less than the five-year average.