U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.5million acres of cotton this spring, up 0.8 percent from 1998, according to the NationalCotton Council's 16th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 13.24 millionacres, an increase of 1.2 percent from actual 1998 plantings of 13.08 million acres. Extralong staple (ELS) intentions of 279,000 acres. The results were announced here on February5th during the Council's 60th anniversary meeting.