'23 NCC Planting Intentions Survey Results
Get survey results, the NCC's cotton economic outlook and other news from the NCC's recent 2023 Annual Meeting.
Mid-Term Election Results
This NCC-prepared document includes results from November 2022 mid-term election and freshmen Congressional Members profiles.
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.
2021-22 Seed Cotton Program Information
2021-22 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2021-22 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Belt Tour Showing Customers From 15 Countries Why To Keep Choosing U.S. Cotton 09/25/2023: Textile manufacturing executives representing 15 countries will visit the U.S. Cotton Belt Sept. 30-Oct. 7 on the 42nd COTTON USA Orientation Tour. Learn more USDA September Production Report 09/12/2023: In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop of 13.13 million bales. Learn more NCC Responds to WOTUS Rule 08/30/2023: NCC responds to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) of a final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Learn more Mid-South, Southeast Cotton Producers to See Texas Operations 08/15/2023: The NCC’s Producer Information Exchange program will enable Mid-South and Southeast cotton producers to see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend regions on August 20-25. Learn more USDA August Production Report 08/11/2023: In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop of 13.99 million bales. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPlains Cotton Growers Board of Directors Meeting Oct 11 Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board & Delegate Body Meetings Oct 18 Lubbock, TX Learn more Cotton Board/Cotton Inc. Joint Meeting Dec 5 St. Pete Beach, FL – Lowes Don Cesar Hotel Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Dec 13 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn Board of Directors Meeting Dec 13 214 W. Market Street Greenwood, MS 38930 Learn more 2024 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 3 Omni Fort Worth, Ft. Worth TX Learn more
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Gene Seale is serving in 2023 as president of the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA). He previously has served as a NCGA vice president, most recently as first vice president. He also has served on multiple National Cotton Council committees and was a NCC director in 2022. Seale completed the Certified Ginner’s program and attends continuing education each year at the NCGA Ginners School. He has served on numerous NCGA committees and subcommittees, including chairing its Safety and Labor Committee in 2022.
Seale, who received his Business Administration degree from Northern Arizona University, is a member of the Safford City Council and is general manager of the Glenbar Gin in Pima, AZ. He and his wife, Jenifer, have six children and 16 grandchildren.