PA« TWO BLYTHEVTLL1! (ARK.) COTJRTE* K15W8 Arkansas Weather Takes Large Bite Out of Cotton Production LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 11. <AP) — Arkansas' battle with the weather —• boiling sun, rain, sleet, snow «nd sub-Jreezing weather—hns token « big bfte out of this year's cotton production. This was Indicated yesterday In the United States Department oJ Agriculture's (inal forecast of the 1951 cotton crop. The 'department estimated Ark- enEas' 1951 cotton production at 1,365,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight. This is a crop of 95.000 bales from the forecast of a month ago. Miles MePePk, Agriculture Department statistician here, snid that a Jieavy freeze, sleet and sr.cnv that hit Arkansas !n November caused much of the loss, McPeek said virtually nil ot the lale cotton planted In Arkansas was destroyed by the un-seasonal storm. "We at first thoiiRht the damage wouldn't be too grcnt," sairl McPeek. "But recent checks by prop- ers and farmers -show that almost all their late cotton was destroyed. "The freeze destroyed bolls and prevented others from opening. The growers couldn't determine (lie ful extent of the dnmaRe until picking time. And that's when we fount the heavy damage." The Agriculture Department's final report estimated Arkansas rro[. this year at 1,255.000 hales from a total of 2.070.000 acres harvested The acre yield was forecast at 290 pounds. A month ago the department forecast Arkansas's 1951 crop would be 1.350,000 bales. The acreage was listed at 2,251,000 with the yield at 288 pounds per acre. There was ft heavy abandonment «aus« by inclement weather and Insect damage, said MePeek. This accounted for the drop In the number of acres In harvest. This year's production still is above that of 1950. Arkansas cotton farmers last year harvested 1,090,900 bales from 1,680,000 acres of harvest land. The 1948. production was 1,632,000 bales. A total of 2,588,000 acres TPAS harvested. Production Below 1318 The 1951 production is below that of 1044, the bumper year for Ark- ansu. Fanners that year produced 1,982,9*0 bale*. The fen-.vear average (1940-50) fe 1,414,000 bales. Thi« Is the third time this year ttoat weather has caused a downward estimate on cotton produc- Noa. On Sept. 1, ttio Department of Ajrieultur* forecast the 1951 cotton production in Arkansas a 1,•44,800 b«J«s. A month later the lorewst pegged production at 1,- I06,M* balM. On Nov. 1, the estimate wa« 1,350,000 bales. "H wasn't until November (cot- ton picking lime) that the real damage of the summer weather was discovered," said McPeek. He said the heavy rains of curly summer, the long dry spell of August phis heavy Insect damage ( n some areas damaged the early cotton crop and held up planting lale cotton. And. when the growers did get their late cotton started .along came the November weather and virtually wiped that out, added McPeek. 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