Lubbock Area/High Plains Facts:

Organized in 1956 by cotton producers from across the High Plains production region, PCG is a non-profit producer organization composed of cotton producers from the Texas High Plains. Leadership consists of a Board of Directors and a staff of six.

3.7

average number of cotton bales the Texas High Plains produces each year

4

average number of cotton acres the Texas High Plains plants each year

56

of the nation’s cotton acreage is planted in Texas

5.6

the record for cotton bales produced on the Texas High Plains in a season
  • In 2018, Hale County was the #1 cotton-producing county in the nation.

  • In 2018, 6 of the top 7 cotton-producing counties in the nation were within 80 miles of Lubbock.

  • Texas is the nation’s No. 1 cotton-producing state.

  • The Texas High Plains produces 66% of Texas cotton and cottonseed.

  • The Texas High Plains produces 30% of the nation’s cotton and cottonseed.

  • The Texas High Plains produces about 4% of the world’s cotton and cottonseed.

Cottonseed Facts

Cotton isn’t just a fiber crop; it’s a food crop, too! Cottonseed oil is used mainly as a salad or cooking oil.

0

Amount of trans fatty acids that non-hydrogenated cottonseed oil contains

4

pounds of whole cottonseed produced annually in Texas

5-8

of whole cottonseed that is typically fed to dairy cows

Bale Facts:

Cotton isn’t just a fiber crop; it’s a food crop, too! Cottonseed oil is used mainly as a salad or cooking oil.

One bale of cotton weighs about 500 pounds.

It takes less than a half-pound of cotton to make a large T-shirt.

There are 150 yards of cotton yarn in a regulation baseball.

The average American owns seven pairs of blue jeans.

U.S. paper money is made of 75% cotton and 25% linen.

One bale can make about 300,000 $100 bills!

One Bale of Cotton Could Make…

215

Pairs of Jeans

690

Bath Towels

1,217

T-Shirts

4,321

Socks

21,960

Handkerchiefs

300,000

$100 Bills

(Source for what a bale of cotton can make: National Cotton Council)