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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Ted Sheely

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Ted Sheely is president of Azcal Management Company in Lemoore, Calif., farming 7,800 acres, 20% of which is cotton (Upland and Pima), and includes tomatoes, wheat, pistachios, wine grapes, barley, garbanzo beans and fresh market onions.

Elected to serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2021, Sheely has been active in both CCI and the NCC, and currently is serving as a NCC advisor. He also has been California chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers and is a former chairman of Cotton Incorporated and current chairman of Supima. A recognized conservationist and user of cutting-edge technology, Sheely was a pioneer participant in the USDA/NASA Ag 20/20 Program, studying the integration of remote sensing-based tools in precision agricultural management systems to increase production/efficiency and improve job quality. The University of Arizona graduate also participated in the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

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