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.

More Education Information

Member Spotlight

John Willis

john willis

John Willis has raised cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle on his Brownsville, Tenn., operation. He is board chairman of Mid-South Farmers Co-Op and a Staplcotn director.

Willis, who currently serves as president of the Cotton Foundation, is a former director of both the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the American Cotton Producers. He has served on multiple NCC committees and is a member of its Conservation Task Force. He also has been active with Cotton Council International and is a member of its export promotion and executive committees. Willis also has been active with Cotton Incorporated, the American Agriculture Movement and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. A director of the Haywood County Soil Conservation Board, Willis earned a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Janet, have two children, Martha Jo and Kelly.

Our Affiliates

cotton foundationcotton usacotton incncgacac