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 News2022 Cotton Acreage 06/30/2022: In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2022-23 U.S. cotton plantings at 12.48 million acres, up 11.3% from 2021. Learn more Final 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
Upcoming EventsSouthern Southeastern Mid-Year Board Meetings Jul 17 Sheraton Bay Point, Panama City Beach, FL Learn more Calcot Board of Directors Meeting Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ Learn more American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation Joint Summer Meeting Aug 2 Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201 Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Aug 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA South Texas Area & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Aug 23 Corpus Christi, TX Learn more NCC Mid-Year Board Meeting Aug 24 Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA Learn more
Mark McKean, who is serving as National Cotton Council treasurer for 2022, is president of McKean Farms in Riverdale, CA, a diversified operation with both Pima and Upland cotton. McKean was a NCC director from 2018-2021 and serves on multiple NCC committees including chairing its Farm Program and Economic Policy Committee and its Finance Committee. He chaired the American Cotton Producers (ACP) in 2020 and 2021 after serving in various ACP leadership positions. A California Agriculture Leadership Program graduate, he participated in the NCC’s Cotton Leadership, Producer Information Exchange, and Multi-Commodity Education programs.
McKean served as American Cotton Shippers Association chairman in 2020, previously chaired the California Cotton Growers Association and currently is involved in many water and conservation boards. He obtained his B.S. degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master’s from Colorado State University.