Cotton Facts

A bale of cotton weighs about
500 pounds
The U.S. cotton industry generates about
200,000 Jobs
The amount of cotton used to print $1 bills per year is typically
4,356,000 lbs.

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Dean Calvani

Dean Calvani

Dean Calvani is a fourth-generation farmer from a family that has lived in southeast New Mexico since 1890. Along with his two sons, Cory and Kevin, and his father, Jerry, Dean raises cotton and pecans in the Carlsbad area.

He is a NCC delegate and has served on its Health Safety & Environmental Quality and its International Trade Policy committees. He currently serves on the NCC’s Research & Education Committee. He is state chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP) and serves on the ACP’s Farm Policy Task Force. He also is president of The Cotton Foundation for 2022-23.  

A New Mexico State University graduate, Calvani has been on the board of directors at CNB Bank for 10 years. Dean and his wife, Amy, are members of Grace Episcopal Church where he serves as treasurer. 

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