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

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Joe Nicosia has been a National Cotton Council (NCC) vice president since 2014 having previously served as a NCC director. He has served on multiple NCC committees and currently is a member of the NCC’s Farm Policy Task Force and its Performance and Standards Task Force. He is a past chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA), currently serves as one its directors and is the long-time chairman of ACSA’s Futures Committee.

Nicosia is the chief executive officer of Allenberg Cotton Company and the global platform head of cotton for Louis Dreyfus Company. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and the same year joined Louis Dreyfus Commodities as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982, he transferred to Allenberg and in 1985 assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide.

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