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Published on Friday, 28 January 2011

US organic cotton planting highest since 2000

Written by Haydn Davis

cottonBRATTLEBORO - US growers increased plantings of organic cotton acreage by 12% in 2010 compared to the precious year, according to a new report.

Analysis of available data collected by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), funded by Cotton Incorporated, and incorporating additional data from the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) detailed planted acres for 2010 at 11,827 acres, up from an estimated 10,521 acres planted in 2009. The 2010 number is the highest since 2000, when US farmers planted 13,596 acres to organic cotton.