About the National Cotton Council

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The Council's Mission

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.

producers • ginners • warehousers • merchants
cottonseed • cooperatives • manufacturers

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.

In 2004, the NCC’s directors established the cottonseed segment, a segment previously termed crusher. The NCC is asking its ginner members to express appreciation to all NCC cottonseed members and urge cottonseed non-members to join now.
A Tradition of Solutions
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A timeline of the National Cotton Council traces milestones on behalf of the industry–from the NCC's founding to its programs in advertising, advocacy, promotions, legislative and regulatory affairs and research.