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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Joe Nicosia

Joe Nicosia

Joe Nicosia is serving in 2024 as chairman of the National Cotton Council (NCC). He previously served as the NCC’s vice chairman. He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Cotton Council since 2011 and was a segment vice president from 2014 to 2020. He has served on multiple NCC committees including current membership on the NCC Farm Policy Task Force and the Performance and Standards Task Force.

Nicosia, who received his Economics degree from Dartmouth College, is the Global Trading Operations Officer for Louis Dreyfus Company as well as the Head of the Cotton Platform. Joe is also Executive Vice President of Louis Dreyfus Company LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Allenberg Cotton Co.

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