A GUIDE FOR BUYERS

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Who: COTTON USA plays a major role in strengthening key markets for U.S. cotton and U.S. cotton products in Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Asia and Africa by increasing profitability throughout the global supply chain.

How: COTTON USA sets the global standard for purity, quality and responsibility. COTTON USA has offices in Washington, Memphis, London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai, and dedicated representatives spanning the globe.

What: Prepared and distributed by COTTON USA, this guide provides information to potential buyers of U.S. cotton about the fiber properties of the principal varieties of cotton grown in the various regions of the U.S. Cotton Belt.

The Cotton Core

Here’s a glimpse at U.S. cotton regions, timelines for production and output info. 

SOUTHEASTERN REGION =
Alabama + Florida + Georgia + North Carolina + South Carolina + Virginia
32% | Amount of Upland cotton sown and grown in the region
April-June | Planting Kicks Off
September-December | The harvest
35.5 thirty-seconds of an inch | Average staple length

MID-SOUTH =
Arkansas + Louisiana + Mississippi + Missouri + Tennessee
19% | Amount of Upland cotton sown and grown in the region
April-June | Planting Kicks Off
September-December | The harvest
35.7 thirty-seconds of an inch | Average staple length

SOUTHWEST =
Kansas + Oklahoma + Texas
45% | Amount of Upland cotton sown and grown in the region
Mid-April | Planting Kicks off
October-December | The harvest
35.3 thirty-seconds of an inch | Average staple length
(The South Texas planting season starts in February, and harvesting happens from July to September.)

WEST =
Arizona + California + New Mexico
4% | Amount of Upland cotton grown and sown in the region
April-June | Planting kicks off
September-December | The harvest
36.8 thirty-seconds of an inch | Average staple length