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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Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson is serving in 2024 as vice chairman of the National Cotton Council (NCC). He is a graduate of the National Cotton Council Cotton Leadership Program and a past participant in the NCC’s Producer Information Exchange program. Johnson has also served as a director and on multiple NCC committees and as chairman of the American Cotton Producers.

Johnson, who received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi, is a partner in Cypress Brake Planting Co., a family farming operation in the Mississippi Delta. Patrick currently serves on the EPA’s Pesticide Policy Dialogue Committee, is a director for Tunica County Farm Bureau, and is a Commissioner for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

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