Cotton Facts

A bale of cotton weighs about
500 pounds
The U.S. cotton industry generates about
200,000 Jobs
The amount of cotton used to print $1 bills per year is typically
4,356,000 lbs.

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Coalter Paxton, III

Coalter Paxton, III

A 1997 graduate of the National Cotton Council's Cotton Leadership Program, NCC Vice President Coalter Paxton, III, has been an active NCC member. A former chair of the NCC’s Packaging and Distribution Committee, he currently serves on several NCC committees among them the Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee and the Farm Policy and Sustainability task forces.

Coalter is a past president and chairman of the Cotton Warehouse Association of America and a past president of both the Carolinas Cotton Warehouse Association and the South Atlantic Cotton Warehouse Association. He also has served as a director of the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association. The owner and president of Paxton Bonded Warehouse in Wilson, N.C., Coalter earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina. He and his wife, Caroline, have three children.

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