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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Kevin Brinkley

Kevin Brinkley

National Cotton Council Vice President Kevin Brinkley is an active NCC member and currently serves on its Cotton Flow and Farm Program & Economic Policy committees and its Farm Policy and Sustainability task forces.
After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University, he joined the NCC in 1989 as a field representative and then served as an economist where he conducted farm policy analysis and provided marketing support for Cotton Council International’s efforts to promote U.S. cotton.
Brinkley joined the staff of The Seam as marketing manager when the company was created in 2000 and was serving as its chairman and chief executive officer before being named to his current position of president/CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association in Lubbock. Kevin and his wife, Mary, have three children.

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