Excerpts from the report: This is one of a series of annual reports designed to facilitate the orderly marketing of cotton. It contains information on fiber characteristics and spinning performance of cotton produced by growers organized for cotton quality improvement. It brings together and supplements fiber and processing performance reports issued by the Agricultural Marketing Service during the harvesting season. This annual report summarizes the results of tests of fiber properties and processing performance of commercially produced cotton in all of the major production areas of the United States. The quality surveys are designed to assist cotton merchants and manufacturers in locating sources of cotton having the fiber characteristics and spinning performance desired for specific end uses. The surveys also provide historical data for persons studying the relationships between the various measures of fiber quality and processing performance.