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The United States is one of the largest producers of cotton in the world.
Cotton is grown in several states, predominantly in the southern regions of the country where the climate is favorable for its cultivation.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the 2020/2021 crop year, the United States produced approximately 16.5 million bales of cotton.
A bale of cotton weighs about 480 pounds or 218 kilograms.