The National Cotton Council (NCC) is the trade association for the cotton industry. Generally, we deal with industry issues affecting our members (farmers, ginners, manufacturers, etc.), legislators in Congress, and allied agribusiness.
Most consumers are familiar with the Seal of Cotton (at right) and the "Fabric of Our Lives" television and radio commercials. The Seal and the commercials are produced by Cotton Incorporated, which is a separate organization. Cotton fabric care, consumer issues, and questions about the commercials should be directed to Cotton Incorporated. Also, check out their consumer-oriented web site, A Touch of Cotton.
Students and Teachers
The NCC provides a variety of educational materials that present the story of cotton - from its history to its wide usage to its economic impact. The materials we offer are useful as teaching aids or as guides to learn more about one of the world's major agricultural commodities. Printed materials can no longer be ordered, but they can be downloaded from the Cotton Counts web site. Another great site for classroom resources is Cotton's Journey.
Visit our Science & Technical section for cotton research information. Researchers in particular may be interested in the Journal of Cotton Science. Many other online resources are available under our Industry Resources section on the Education & Research page.
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