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Publications Available On Our Web Site
The NCC produces a series of publications. They include general information about the U.S. cotton industry, materials suitable for schools, economic reports and statistics and technical subjects. The following is a complete list of all publications available on the web site. Files with a Adobe PDF File are PDF files.

Available Cotton Counts Resources
The National Cotton Council's "Cotton Counts" educational materials have been updated and are available for download.
 
A Guide to Bale Standards
(Members Only) A guide to bale conditions which are generally considered acceptable to receiving warehouses and textile mills. (398k PDF file)
 
A Tradition of Solutions
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. (900k)
 
Annual Economic Outlook for Cotton
Annual Economic Outlook for Cotton
 
Cotton Counts Its Customers (discontinued as of 2009, historical editions available)
The National Cotton Council of America’s annual market research report. CCIC has been published by the Council since 1939 and draws on data supplied from personal contacts within the textile industry, the U.S. Department of Commerce and various trade publications.
 
Cotton Counts Its Trade
The National Cotton Council of America's annual publication containing annual estimates of the quantities of cotton imported into the United States as well as the quantities of cotton exported from the United States expressed in 480 lb. bale equivalents of cotton.
 
Cotton Economic Review
(Members Only) The Cotton Economic Review (CER) is a monthly report that monitors the world and nation's economic conditions, as well as developments within the cotton industry. CER provides Council members with vital economic information relating to the world and U.S. cotton industry. Within the report, readers will find data and summary information on topics such as supply and demand, the raw cotton export situation, the U.S. textile industry, price and crop data along with other vital economic information.
 
Cotton Foundation Reference Books Series
The Cotton Foundation Reference Books Series is aimed at providing a comprehensive source of information on topics fundamental to efficient U.S. cotton production. Order books on insects, weeds, harvest management and boll weevil eradication program history.
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Number One, The Cotton Foundation Reference Book Series
 
Cotton Physiology Today
Cotton Physiology Today is a newsletter that provides in-depth discussion of technical and production issues as the cotton growing season progresses. The newsletters contain proven strategies to help growers manage practices ranging from fertilization to harvest timing.
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 1
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 1
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 10
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 10
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 11
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 11
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 12
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 12
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 13
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 13
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 14
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 14
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 15
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 15
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 16
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 16
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 17
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 17
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 18
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 18
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 19
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 19
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 2
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 2
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 20
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 20
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 21
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 21
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 22
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 22
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 23
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 23
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 24
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 24
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 25
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 25
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 26
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 26
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 27
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 27
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 28
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 28
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 29
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 29
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 3
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 3
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 30
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 30
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 31
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 31
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 32
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 32
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 33
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 33
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 34
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 34
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 35
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 35
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 36
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 36
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 37
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 37
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 38
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 38
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 39
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 39
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 4
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 4
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 40
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 40
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 5
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 5
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 6
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 6
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 7
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 7
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 8
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 8
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 9
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Chapter 9
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Front Section
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, Front Section
 
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, References
COTTON PHYSIOLOGY, References
 
Cotton's Week
(Members Only) Weekly newsletter provides coverage of industry activities and events, with an emphasis on actions of the Congress and U.S. regulatory agencies.
 
Educational Resources
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.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
Who grows the most cotton? Who makes those "Fabric of Our Lives" commercials? Can I get a link from this site? Answers about the cotton industry and the Council can be found here.
 
Journal of Cotton Science
The Journal of Cotton Science (JCS) gives producers, researchers, extension personnel and others a central, easily accessible base of proven research findings in disciplines ranging from agronomy to textile processing. JCS strives to: 1) bring documented research together from many disciplines, 2) stretch researchers beyond the horizons of their individual expertise and 3) stimulate more multidisciplinary projects.
 
Just Build It: Seed-Cotton Storage & Handling in Modules
Since modules were introduced in 1972, their use has steadily increased. Today nearly all seed-cotton is stored in modules prior to ginning. Handling and storing seed-cotton in modules clearly benefits both growers and ginners by de-coupling the harvesting from ginning processes.
 
Just Tarp It: Selecting a Module Cover
Dimensions and characteristics of tarpaulins are important factors when selecting a module covers. Many varieties of cover materials and features available. Guidelines for choosing covers are presented.
 
NCC Loan Poster
(Members Only) This document, which provides the current loan premium/discount schedule for the US cotton crop, is available at no cost to NCC members as a downloadable pdf.
 
NCC Report to Members
The NCC Report to Members describes major activities carried out in the previous year in support of resolutions adopted at the NCC Annual Meeting in February of that year.
 
Pink Bollworm Eradication - A Window of Opportunity
A pink bollworm eradication program provides a solution for cotton producers to eliminate one of the most costly insect pests in the U.S. (411K PDF file)
 
Prevent Lint Contamination
Protecting cotton fiber from contaminants can help preserve markets. This publication offers steps that can be taken to prevent problems with materials that can contaminate seed cotton and lint and result in blemished finished goods.
 
Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences
This site contains papers and presentations from the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Full articles are included for conferences from 1996 onwards as Adobe PDF files. Abstracts are included for conferences from 1983 onwards.
 
Specifications for Permanent Bale Identification Bale Tags
The cotton industry has developed a Permanent Bale Identification (PBI) system that enables a unique number and standard barcode to accompany a bale of cotton from the gin to the textile mill. This document is intended to provide you with the details of the PBI system as well as define AMS requirements for the Classing Identification Coupon, which accompanies the tag placed on the bale by the gin.
 
U.S. Cotton Production Map
(Members Only) This document, which provides a map showing the most recent US cotton production by county, is available at no cost to NCC members as a downloadable pdf.
 
United for Profits (199k PDF)
This brochure explains the membership and organization of the National Cotton Council of America along with membership benefits and services.
 
Worker Protection Standard
Training of workers and handlers, the use and maintenance of personal protection equipment and guidance on understanding the regulation itself are covered in this series developed in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency.