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  • 1. COTTON COTTON COTTON COTTON COTTON COTTON COTTON COTTON THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 2. THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 3. Products and Byproducts of Cotton Cotton Lint Cotton Seed Fabric, Yarn Cotton Seed Oil Hulls Refined Cooking Oil Fertilizer Rubber, Plastics Livestock Feed Glycerin Explosives Soap, Cosmetics THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 4. Where Does Cotton Grow? Top Cotton Producing States 12% 14% TX 44% MS GA AR 13% CA 17% Number of bales in millions. Source: National Cotton Council of America THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 5. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia , Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 6. Cotton Production in Millions of Bales Texas 4.92 Arizona 0.57 Mississippi 1.88 Alabama 0.57 Arkansas 1.61 Oklahoma 0.19 Georgia 1.54 South Carolina 0.13 California 1.41 Virginia 0.09 Tennessee 0.79 Florida 0.07 North Carolina 0.78 Kansas 0.06 Louisiana 0.75 New Mexico 0.04 Missouri 0.58 THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 7. Millions of acres of cotton grow across the Southern United States THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 8. THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 9. Cotton Pickers or Brush Strippers move through the cotton field harvesting cotton off six or eight rows of cotton at a time. The cotton is stored in baskets above the harvester and then dumped into a cotton trailer when the basket is full. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 12. The cotton is transferred from the cotton trailers to a module builder. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 14. The module builder compresses the cotton to form a module (compactly pressed block) of cotton. A module holds 12-14 bales of cotton. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 16. The modules are hauled to a cotton gin or to the gin’s storage yard by a module mover. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 19. The cotton fiber is separated from the cottonseed at the gin. The cotton is vacuumed into tubes that carry it to a dryer to reduce moisture and improve the fiber quality. Cleaning equipment removes leaf trash, sticks and other foreign THE STORY OF COTTON matter.
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  • 21. The seed is sent to a cottonseed oil mill where it is processed. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 23. Cotton Seed Oil Cottonseed Oil Mill The cottonseed oil is used in many products you use The Cotton Seed is separated from the lint at the cotton gin Cottonseedcooked and pressed to separate the oil seed is Oil THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 24. The fiber (or lint) is compressed into bales, banded with eight steel straps, sampled for classing or grading, wrapped for protection then loaded onto trucks for shipment to storage yards, or textile mills. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 26. Cotton bales are 55 inches tall, 28 inches wide, and 21 inches thick, and weigh around 500 pounds. One bale is enough cotton to make 325 pairs of jeans. THE STORY OF COTTON
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  • 28. Textile mills purchase cotton bales from gins or cotton warehouses. The mills start with raw cotton and process it in stages until it produces yarn fibers twisted into threads used in weaving of cloth. The cloth is dyed and cleaned, and shipped to clothing producers. THE STORY OF COTTON
  • 29. Cotton Video THE STORY OF COTTON