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 Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition 04/07/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announces membership in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which works to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Opens Grower Enrollment for 2021 Crop 04/01/2021: Beginning today, U.S. cotton growers can enroll their 2021 cotton crop in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. Learn more USDA Prospective Plantings 03/31/2021: USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 12.0 million acres of cotton in 2021. Learn more A Year Into Lockdown, Research Finds Sharp Increase In Consumer Demand For Sustainable Products And Business Practices 03/30/2021: A U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol survey of sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the U.S. and United Kingdom revealed a sharp increase in consumer demand for sustainable products and business practices. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Over 300 Members In Six Months 03/23/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. Learn more
Upcoming EventsAmerican Cotton Producers Meeting Apr 14 Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Apr 21 Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting May 19 Lubbock, TX Learn more Cotton Growers Warehouse Association Annual Convention Jun 3 Sheraton Grand Hotel, Nashville, TN Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Jun 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more North Carolina Cotton Growers Billy Carter Cotton Cup Jun 18 The Links at Cotton Valley, Tarboro, NC. 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.