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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Gene Seale


Gene Seale is serving in 2023 as president of the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA). He previously has served as a NCGA vice president, most recently as first vice president. He also has served on multiple National Cotton Council committees and was a NCC director in 2022. Seale completed the Certified Ginner’s program and attends continuing education each year at the NCGA Ginners School. He has served on numerous NCGA committees and subcommittees, including chairing its Safety and Labor Committee in 2022.

Seale, who received his Business Administration degree from Northern Arizona University, is a member of the Safford City Council and is general manager of the Glenbar Gin in Pima, AZ. He and his wife, Jenifer, have six children and 16 grandchildren.

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