Register Now For NCC Mid-Year Meeting
The National Cotton Council's 2021 Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting is set for August 25-27 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
117th Congress Profile
This NCC-prepared document includes Senate/House composition, new Cotton Belt Members, Senate/House leadership, key committee rosters and maps of committee composition.
NCC members should check this page regularly for updates on COVID-19 and its impact on cotton.
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.
2020-21 Seed Cotton Program Information
2020-21 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2020-21 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces Levi Strauss & Co and Their Legacy Brands as New Members 07/07/2021: MEMPHIS, TENN (July 7, 2021) - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes new members Levi Strauss & Co, one of the most recognizable denim companies worldwide, and their legacy brands Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® by Levi’s®, and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ Learn more 2021 Cotton Acreage 06/30/2021: In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2021 U.S. cotton plantings at 11.72 million acres, 3.10% less than 2020.'s acreage. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Tesco As New Member 06/29/2021: Leading UK retailer, Tesco, has become a Trust Protocol member as it works towards 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Learn more Senate’s Climate Act Passage Welcome 06/24/2021: The NCC appreciates the Senate’s solid 92-8 passage on June 24 of the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Leading Global Apparel Manufacturer Gildan as New Member 06/23/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes Gildan Activewear and their portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan®, Alstyle®, American Apparel®, and Comfort Colors®, as members. Learn more
Upcoming EventsAmerican Cotton Producers Meeting Aug 4 Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Meetings Aug 18 Lubbock, TX Learn more 2021 Mid-Year Board Meeting Aug 25 Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN Learn more PCCA Board of Directors & Annual Membership Meetings Sep 15 Lubbock, TX Learn more Calcot Board of Directors Meeting Sep 27 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Calcot Board of Directors and 94th Annual Meeting of Members Sep 28 Phoenix, AZ Learn more
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Ted Sheely is president of Azcal Management Company in Lemoore, Calif., farming 7,800 acres, 20% of which is cotton (Upland and Pima), and includes tomatoes, wheat, pistachios, wine grapes, barley, garbanzo beans and fresh market onions.
Elected to serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2021, Sheely has been active in both CCI and the NCC, and currently is serving as a NCC advisor. He also has been California chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers and is a former chairman of Cotton Incorporated and current chairman of Supima. A recognized conservationist and user of cutting-edge technology, Sheely was a pioneer participant in the USDA/NASA Ag 20/20 Program, studying the integration of remote sensing-based tools in precision agricultural management systems to increase production/efficiency and improve job quality. The University of Arizona graduate also participated in the California Agricultural Leadership Program.