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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Neal Isbell

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Neal Isbell has been growing cotton in north Alabama since 1970 and currently farms with his son, Shane, and grandson, Tyler. He also is president of Cotton Producers Co-op Gin in Tuscumbia. Isbell, who currently serves as Cotton Foundation president, has served as a National Cotton Council director and on multiple NCC committees. He has been a director, state chairman and vice chairman of the American Cotton Producers and now serves on the ACP’s Farm Policy Task Force. He also is a Cotton Council International director.

A Cotton Incorporated director, Neal also has served in leadership roles with Southern Cotton Growers, the Alabama Cotton Commission and on the Alabama state cotton committee. A director of Judson College, Isbell and his wife, Debbie, have two sons and are active in Highland Baptist Church.

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