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Who We Are

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, The Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland cotton. The Cotton Board is responsible for providing the Program with strategic leadership and oversight of the economic resources devoted to the Program.

To fund the Program, The Cotton Board collects a per bale assessment on all Upland cotton harvested and ginned in the U.S., as well as an importer assessment on the cotton content of all Upland cotton products imported into the U.S. The Cotton Board contracts with Cotton Incorporated to carry out the actual research and promotion activities for U.S. producers and importers of cotton.

While Cotton Incorporated is consumer and trade focused, it is a charged function of The Cotton Board’s mission to keep U.S. producers and importers of cotton informed on the innovative developments stemming from the Cotton Research & Promotion Program.