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.
2022 NCC Planting Intentions Survey
See key results, including state-by-state intentions.
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 NewsFinal 2021 USDA Crop Estimates 05/12/2022: In its final estimate of the 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop, USDA put total production at 17.52 million bales. Learn more USDA Prospective Plantings 03/31/2022: USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 12.2 million cotton acres in 2022, up 9.0% from the previous year. Learn more Growers Welcome EPA Decision on Enlist, Hope for Continued Progress and Lessons Learned 03/30/2022: Grower groups, including the the NCC, welcomed EPA's March 29, 2022, announcement that will restore use of Enlist herbicides to many U.S. counties. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCalcot Board of Directors Meeting May 18 San Antonio, TX Learn more 2022 National Cottonseed Products Annual Meeting May 23 Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL Learn more Cotton Growers Warehouse Association Annual Convention Jun 2 Hyatt Centric Park City, 3551 N Escala Ct, Park City, UT 84098 Learn more Cotton Warehouse Association of America Annual Convention Jun 8 Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort , Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Jun 15 Lubbock, TX Learn more Calcot Board of Directors Meeting Jun 16 Phoenix, AZ Learn more
Carlos C. Garcia, export sales manager at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) in Lubbock, Texas, is serving as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2022. Originally from Van Horn, Texas, he earned a degree in multidisciplinary studies from Texas Tech University while interning at PCCA. Garcia, who has worked at PCCA for 22 years, joined PCCA’s export department after graduating from Texas Tech and assumed his current position in 2004.
A graduate of the National Cotton Council's Cotton Leadership Program, Garcia currently serves on the NCC’s Public Relations and International Market Development Committee. He is past president and current board member of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange. He also is a member of the International Cotton Association and has served on USDA’s Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards.