United States of America
Growing Season: 2011-12
States: California, North Carolina, Texas
General Staple Lengths: Medium, Extra Long
No. of Producer Groups: 6
No. of Farmers: 40
Organic Cotton Production Area: 6,495 ha
Seed Cotton Production: 4,772 mt
Fiber (lint) Production: 1,580 mt
Bales (US) of Cotton Lint: 7,252
The United States is the third largest conventional cotton-producing nation in the world. The United States is also ranked third in the world for consumption of cotton. Organic cotton is grown in California, New Mexico and Texas with the majority of organic cotton grown in Texas, representing an estimated 80-90 percent of the total. However, there has been a decline in the number of farms growing organic cotton in recent years, particularly in California.
For more information on organic production in the USA please visit the Organic Trade Association.