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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Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer is serving in 2023 as president of Cotton Council International’s (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotion arm. He previously has served as a CCI director and currently is on CCI’s Executive Committee and its COTTON USA Sustainability Task Force. Dyer has served on the NCC’s Research and Education Committee and currently is a member of its Public Relations & International Market Development Committee. He also is a director of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, the U.S. cotton industry’s sustainability initiative. 

Dyer, who received his B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the Citadel, is manager of ProCot Cooperative and Global Head of Cotton Marketing at Louis Dreyfus Company in Cordova, TN. He and his wife, Heather, have two children.

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