Cotton Board Publishes 2017 Annual Report

Memphis, TN --- The Cotton Board's 2017 Annual Report is now available online. To download the report, visit:

The report offers a letter from Louisiana cotton producer, George LaCour Jr., who served as Cotton Board's 2017 chairman. In LaCour's letter he says, "The leadership of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated used the several years of declining revenue to sharpen our strategic planning, narrow the scope of our activities, and focus our resources in critical areas. Throughout this period, we prioritized two things – finding innovative, cost-effective ways to drive demand and maintaining the exceptional, professional staff at Cotton Incorporated despite smaller budgets. We place a high value on the professionals who work for Cotton Incorporated, and they will be there working for me, for cotton importers, and for every U.S. cotton producer as our funding strengthens and we turn the tables on synthetic fibers."

The report features 2017 budget/financial information as well as findings from the five-year USDA mandated Economic Effectiveness study of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program.

The Cotton Board's annual report is published electronically to save money and paper. However, if you would prefer to receive a copy of the report in paper or DVD format, please contact Stacey Gorman at sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org or 870-226-1445. 


Contact: Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications (870) 226-1445


About The Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit