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Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Industry Developing U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Sustainability Benchmarking and Validation for Sustainability Goals 11/13/2018: At the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., Cotton Council International President Ted Schneider updated the more than 400 attendees on how the U.S. cotton industry intends to meet its 2025 sustainability goals. Learn more NCC Supports U.S. Efforts to Enhance Transparency at WTO 11/12/2018: The NCC welcomes the counternotification submitted by the United States regarding domestic support provided to India’s cotton producers. Learn more USDA November Production Report 11/08/2018: In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop of 18.41 million bales. Learn more NCC Welcomes Continued Access to Dicamba 11/01/2018: The National Cotton Council (NCC) welcomes the decision released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allows cotton producers continued access to Dicamba herbicide. Learn more Pink Bollworm No Longer Economic Threat 10/19/2018: The National Cotton Council welcomed USDA’s announcement that “U.S. cotton is free—after more than 100 years—of the devastating pink bollworm.” Learn more
Upcoming EventsPink Bollworm Action Committee Nov 27 Marriott Tucson University, Tucson, AZ Learn more Cotton Inc. Board of Director’s Meeting Dec 4 The Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte, NC Learn more Staplcotn and Stapldiscount Board Meeting Dec 12 Greenwood, MS Learn more PCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Dec 19 Lubbock, TX Learn more Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 8 New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jan 16 Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock, TX Learn more
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Ted Schneider has served as president of Cotton Council International since February 2018. He currently chairs the National Cotton Council's Sustainability Task Force and its Committee for the Advancement of Cotton. He has served as a NCC director and served on multiple NCC committees, among them the Crop Insurance and Farm Bill task forces. He has been an active leader in the NCC's American Cotton Producers and is a past board member of Cotton Incorporated.
Since 1984, Schneider has been the owner/operator of a 3,600-acre diversified farming operation located in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas that is dedicated to sustainable, responsible agricultural production. His Lake Providence, La.-based operation's primary crops are corn, soybeans, cotton, rice wheat and grain sorghum. Schneider earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Renee, have three children.