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The final program is now available under the 2021 Beltwide Details icon of the BWCC home page, where participants can register for this virtual technology transfer forum.
The NCC encourages its members to check this page regularly for updates on COVID-19 and its impact on cotton.
WHIP+ Signup Beginning
Producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) beginning September 11.
USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2019-20 Seed Cotton Program Information
Estimating the 2019-20 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price; 2019-20 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Committee for the Advancement of Cotton
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Latest NewsNCC Congratulates Scott, Thompson on Appointments 12/04/2020: The NCC welcomes Representative David Scott’s (D-GA) selection as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress. Learn more USDA November Production Report 11/10/2020: In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 17.09 million bales. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Joins the Cotton 2040’s Platform and Sustainability Guide 11/09/2020: Trust Protocol recognized for its verified farm-level data and constant improvement as Cotton 2040 aims to encourage the use of sustainable cotton. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces NEW DATES for Regional Grower Webinars 11/05/2020: Growers should join to learn how they can benefit and how collectively this will help increase demand for U.S. cotton globally. Learn more Dicamba Access Critical For U.S. Cotton Production 10/27/2020: The NCC appreciates EPA's work on issuing a new registration label for dicamba. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCotton Board & Cotton Incorporated Joint Board Meeting Dec 8 Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, FL Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Dec 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 5 Virtual Live-Stream Conference Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jan 13 FiberMax Center for Discover, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 Learn more Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 13 Westin Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, South Carolina Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting Jan 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more
Ricky Clarke, a Memphis cotton merchant, serves as Cotton Council International president for in 2020. As vice president/senior merchant for Cargill Cotton, Business Unit of Cargill, Inc., his current merchandising responsibilities include sales to several Asian markets. Raised in Greenwood, Miss., Clarke graduated from Mississippi State University in 1980 and earned an MBA from Memphis State University in 1987. He started with Cargill’s Cotton Business Unit (Hohenberg Bros. Co.) in 1980 and has worked for Cargill Cotton in various merchandising capacities including: 1) managing the Phoenix office, 2) merchandising all of the major U.S. growth regions and 3) working a stint with Cargill Cotton’s Liverpool office. Active in the NCC, Clarke also is a director of the American Cotton Shippers Association. He is married to Terri Clarke and has four children.