Friday, February 02, 2018

Fiber, Feed, And Food

According to the National Cotton Council of America, "Texas is the leading cotton-producing state in the nation. Cotton is grown in 17 states stretching across the southern half of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Cotton is a fiber, feed and food crop.  About two-thirds of the harvested crop is composed of the seed, which is crushed to separate its three products–oil, meal, and hulls. Cottonseed oil is a common component of many food items, used primarily as a cooking oil, shortening and salad dressing. The oil is used extensively in the preparation of such snack foods as crackers, cookies, and chips. The meal and hulls are used as livestock, poultry and fish feed and as fertilizer."

A bale of cotton weighs approximately 500 pounds.  Here's a list of things that can be made from a bale.

The photo of this mostly picked-over field was taken in Texas.  


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