Today, the world uses more cotton than any other fiber with cotton being the leading cash crop in the U.S. Annual business revenue stimulated by cotton in the U.S. economy exceeds $120 billion, making cotton the number one value-added crop in America. Cotton is a part of our daily lives from the time we dry our faces on a soft cotton towel in the morning until we slide between fresh cotton sheets at night. It has hundreds of uses, from blue jeans to shoe strings. Clothing and household items are the largest uses, but industrial products account from many thousands of bales.