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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

More About Cotton

Graphic of cotton patch that reads: 'Still curious about cotton?'

 

In 1998, farmers in the United States planted cotton on about 13.4 million acres and harvested about 14 million bales. The 13.4 million acres that they planted is about six times the size of Yellowstone National Park! Only corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown on more acres.

Your favorite clothes might be made of cotton. Here's a small sampling of other things made from cotton:

Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'wallpaper' on it.

Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'books' on it. Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'conveyor belts' on it. Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'fire  hoses' on it.
Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'furniture fabric' on it. Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'paper money' on it. Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'sails' on it. Graphic of cotton plant with the word 'window shades' on it.

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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