An unusually large reduction in overall yield prospects for the Texas crop paved the way for a significant downward shift in the projected size of the State's 2010 Upland cotton crop.

The changes, which cumulatively reduced Texas production by 600,000 bales to 8.3 million bales, were primarily concentrated in the High and Rolling Plains regions and reflect a growing sentiment among producers, who have harvested approximately 60 percent of their crop since the release of the October Crop Production report, that something was amiss in their fields.