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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George LaCour

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As general manager of GNG Farms in Morganza, La., George LaCour, Jr., oversees production on 5,000 acres of cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar cane, wheat and crawfish. He is vice president of Tri-Parish Gin, a producer-owned ginning and whole-seed marketing operation.

George serves as National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) president. He is a National Cotton Council Cotton Leadership Program graduate and has served in leadership positions in the NCGA, the NCC and Cotton Council International. He was Cotton Board chairman for 2017 and is a past president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. An active leader in local and regional organizations, he is a past president of the Louisiana Cotton Producers and is a Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Commission director. He also is a Staplcotn director and president of the Point Coupee Farmers Coop and the Point Coupee Farm Bureau.

George has received various awards for his cotton production, ginning and conservation efforts. He and his wife, Marti, have four children.

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