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Producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+).
USDA Ag Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2019-20 Seed Cotton Program Information
2019-20 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2019-20 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Latest NewsTruterra, Greenpoint Ag, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Cotton Incorporated Team Up with an Ag Tech Focus to Fuel Continuous Improvement in the Mid-South Cotton Sourcing Region 12/17/2020: Pilot program to work with growers across an initial 50,000 acres of U.S. cotton to measure, track and verify sustainability, meet growing demand for more sustainable cotton by consumer brands. Learn more First Ten U.S. Mills Sign Up to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol 12/14/2020: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes its first 10 U.S. cotton textile manufacturers – Buhler Quality Yarns, Cap Yarns, CCW, Contempora Fabrics, Cotswold Industries Inc., Frontier Yarns, Hamrick Mills, Inman Mills, Parkdale Inc., Swisstex Direct as members. Learn more NCC Welcomes Vilsack and Tai Nominations 12/11/2020: The NCC looks forward to working again with U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Tom Vilsack on matters ranging from sustainable, climate smart agriculture to international trade opportunities and the farm safety net. Learn more USDA December Production Report 12/10/2020: In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 15.95 million bales. Learn more Gap Inc. joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol as part of its strengthened commitment and accelerated progress toward its goal of 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 12/08/2020: Sourcing Trust Protocol cotton will help Gap Inc. meet its science based commitments to reduced water usage and GHG emissions. Learn more
Upcoming EventsGeorgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Jan 27 UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia Learn more 2021 NCC Annual Meeting Feb 9 Virtual Event Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Feb 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Feb 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee Meeting Feb 24 Virtual Meeting Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting Apr 9 Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401 Learn more
Neal Isbell has been growing cotton in north Alabama since 1970 and currently farms with his son, Shane, and grandson, Tyler. He also is president of Cotton Producers Co-op Gin in Tuscumbia. Isbell, who currently serves as Cotton Foundation president, has served as a National Cotton Council director and on multiple NCC committees. He has been a director, state chairman and vice chairman of the American Cotton Producers and now serves on the ACP’s Farm Policy Task Force. He also is a Cotton Council International director.
A Cotton Incorporated director, Neal also has served in leadership roles with Southern Cotton Growers, the Alabama Cotton Commission and on the Alabama state cotton committee. A director of Judson College, Isbell and his wife, Debbie, have two sons and are active in Highland Baptist Church.