- USDA reduced expected U.S. cotton production by 1 million bales to 17 million bales, due mainly to expected higher abandonment resulting from the increased severity of the drought in the Southwest.
- All rice planted area was lowered 168,000 acres to 2.85 million acres due to the impact of Mississippi River Delta flooding in the Mid-South, with long-grain rice in Arkansas and Missouri accounting for most of the decline.
- The decline in rice acres is expected to produce the smallest crop since 2007-08.
All wheat production for 2011-12 is forecast at 2.058 billion bushels, 15 million higher than last month. The winter wheat production forecast was raised 26 million bushels.
U.S. wheat ending stocks are projected 15 million bushels lower at 687 million bushels, but remain above the 10-year average.
World wheat production is projected 5.2 million tons lower for 2011-12, at 664.3 million tons. This would be the third highest on record and up 16.1 million from 2010-11. Global ending stocks for 2011-12 are projected 3 million tons higher.