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2020-21 Seed Cotton Program Information
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Latest NewsTruterra, Greenpoint Ag, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Cotton Incorporated Team Up with an Ag Tech Focus to Fuel Continuous Improvement in the Mid-South Cotton Sourcing Region 12/17/2020: Pilot program to work with growers across an initial 50,000 acres of U.S. cotton to measure, track and verify sustainability, meet growing demand for more sustainable cotton by consumer brands. Learn more First Ten U.S. Mills Sign Up to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol 12/14/2020: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes its first 10 U.S. cotton textile manufacturers – Buhler Quality Yarns, Cap Yarns, CCW, Contempora Fabrics, Cotswold Industries Inc., Frontier Yarns, Hamrick Mills, Inman Mills, Parkdale Inc., Swisstex Direct as members. Learn more NCC Welcomes Vilsack and Tai Nominations 12/11/2020: The NCC looks forward to working again with U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Tom Vilsack on matters ranging from sustainable, climate smart agriculture to international trade opportunities and the farm safety net. Learn more USDA December Production Report 12/10/2020: In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 15.95 million bales. Learn more Gap Inc. joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol as part of its strengthened commitment and accelerated progress toward its goal of 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 12/08/2020: Sourcing Trust Protocol cotton will help Gap Inc. meet its science based commitments to reduced water usage and GHG emissions. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPlains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting Apr 9 Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401 Learn more American 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 PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Jun 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jul 14 FiberMax Center for Discovery, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 Learn more
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.