Fun Facts

One Bale of Cotton Can Make:

215 Jeans
249 Bed Sheets
409 Men's Sport Shirts
690 Terry Bath Towels
765 Men's Dress Shirts
1,217 Men's T-Shirts
1,256 Pillowcases
2,104 Boxer Shorts
2,419 Men's Briefs
3,085 Diapers
4,321 Mid-Calf Socks
6,436 Women's Knit Briefs
21,960 Women's Handkerchiefs
313,600 $100 Bills

"Texas Is Like A Whole Other Country"

Texas leads the U.S. in cotton production and it is our leading cash crop, ranking only behind the beef and nursery industries in total cash receipts. Texas annually produces about 25% of the entire U.S. crop and plants over 6 million acres! That’s over 9,000 square miles of cotton fields.

We’ve all heard the slogan “Texas is like a whole other country”, and from a cotton production perspective it’s certainly fitting. Almost anywhere you travel in Texas, you’ll be in cotton country. 

History of Cotton

Consumer Preferences

Cotton Facts for kids and educators

Environmental Data

U.S. cotton acreage

Texas Cotton License plate