Reservation Deadline Near For 2022 BWCC
Those planning to attend the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan. 4-6 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, are urged to make hotel reservations by the December 14 deadline.
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 NewsNCC: Give NWPR A Chance 11/18/2021: The NCC supports the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) saying that reverting to a 1980’s era “waters of the U.S.” rule would be a mistake as it did not help American agriculture. Learn more USDA November Production Report 11/09/2021: In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop of 18.20 million bales. Learn more USDA October Production Report 10/12/2021: In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop of 18.00 million bales. Learn more 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Offering Insight on Latest Innovative Technology, Research 09/30/2021: The 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 4-6 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, will offer attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing. Learn more USDA September Production Report 09/10/2021: In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 18.51 million bales. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Dec 15 Lubbock, TX Learn more 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 4 San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jan 12 FiberMax Center for Discover, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 Learn more Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 12 Westin, Hilton Head, SC Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting Jan 19 Lubbock, TX Learn more 2022 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Jan 26 UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA Learn more
Jon Whatley is a fourth-generation farmer and rancher whose family has farmed in Texas’ San Patricio County since 1905 and who farmed with his father, Bob Whatley, until Bob’s 2013 retirement. Jon currently raises cotton, grain and corn and manages a cow-calf operation in Odem. A National Cotton Council Cotton Leadership Program graduate, Jon has served on multiple NCC committees and previously chaired its Crop Insurance Implementation Working Group. He has been active with the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP) having served as an ACP Texas chairman and an ACP vice chairman. He currently serves as president of The Cotton Foundation for 2021-22. Jon also serves on the boards of Planters Co-op and Smith Gin Co-op.
A Texas A&M University graduate who serves on the Odem-Edroy School Board, Jon is married to Kelly and they have two sons, Payne and Jackson.