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Arizona ’07 cotton acreage: Upland down 5.5 percent – Pima tumbles 57 percent

Arizona acreage planted in Upland cotton is estimated at 180,000, down 10,000 acres or 5.5 percent from 2006, but the same as the March 2007 intentions.

Arizona’s ’07 American-Pima planted acreage at 4,000 acres is down 3,000 acres or 57 percent from ‘06, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 12. 2007.

Arizona’s Durum wheat planted area is estimated at 80,000 acres, up 7 percent from ‘06. Growers are expected to harvest 79,000 acres for grain.

Other wheat area is estimated at 5,000 acres, up 1,000 acres from a year ago. Growers intend to harvest 4,000 acres for grain.

The 35,000 acres planted to barley is up 10,000 acres from last year’s crop, NASS reported. Barley area harvested for grain is estimated at 33,000 acres.

Corn planted for all purposes is estimated at 55,000 acres, up 10 percent from a year ago. Area harvested for grain is set at 19,000 acres, 1,000 acres more than in ‘06.

Sorghum planted for all purposes is estimated at 45,000 acres, up 88 percent from ‘06. Area harvested for grain is set at 18,000 acres, up 11,000 acres from ‘06.

The Arizona alfalfa hay harvested area is estimated at 250,000 acres, unchanged from ‘06. All other hay area to be harvested is estimated at 45,000 acres, also unchanged from ‘06.

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