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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Ted Schneider

Member Spotlight Ted Schneider

Ted Schneider has served as president of Cotton Council International since February 2018. He currently chairs the National Cotton Council's Sustainability Task Force and its Committee for the Advancement of Cotton. He has served as a NCC director and served on multiple NCC committees, among them the Crop Insurance and Farm Bill task forces. He has been an active leader in the NCC's American Cotton Producers and is a past board member of Cotton Incorporated.


Since 1984, Schneider has been the owner/operator of a 3,600-acre diversified farming operation located in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas that is dedicated to sustainable, responsible agricultural production. His Lake Providence, La.-based operation's primary crops are corn, soybeans, cotton, rice wheat and grain sorghum. Schneider earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Renee, have three children.

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