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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Hank Reichle 

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Henry N. Reichle, Jr., or “Hank,” serves as president of Cotton Council International and on the board of directors of the National Cotton Council (NCC). He has served on multiple CCI and NCC committees and currently serves on CCI’s Export Promotions Committee and Sourcing Summit Task Force as well as NCC’s Public Relations & International Marketing Development and Cotton Flow committees and the COTTON USA Sustainability Task Force.
Reichle is president and CEO of Greenwood-Miss.-based Staplcotn, the oldest U.S. cotton marketing cooperative. He serves on the Agribusiness Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and is a board member of both AMCOT and The Seam. A Mississippi native, he holds a B.A. degree in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Reichle is involved with several community organizations and is active in his local church and other civic organizations. He and his wife, Merritt, have three sons.

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