The National Cotton Council of America's mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.
The Council serves as the central forum for consensus-building among producers, ginners, warehousers, merchants, cottonseed processors/dealers, cooperatives and textile manufacturers. The organization is the unifying force in working with the government to ensure that cotton's interests are considered.
The Council's mission and objectives are carried out with the help of democratically-developed policy. Annual policymaking is initiated through recommendations generated by the Council's six program committees.
Committee recommendations are refined and approved by the Council's 35-member board of directors, acting as a resolutions committee, but must be adopted by the Council's delegates voting at the annual meeting.