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Strong industry member participation helps the National Cotton Council represent U.S. cotton on numerous issues and keep it competitive
Member Web Sites
Connect with the cotton community via websites of multiple NCC member firms
Descriptions of and links to various organizations that serve the U.S. cotton industry
Report to Members
National Cotton Council action on behalf of the U.S. cotton industry is described in annual reports
The National Cotton Council is a federation that works out common problems and develops programs of mutual benefit for its members.
An abundance of information such as a profile of U.S. cotton’s economic contributions and updated U.S. cotton acreage, production and export numbers
Facts on the federal farm law including details on crop insurance and conservation programs
Key price data and marketing loan program values.
Reports & Publications
The National Cotton Council’s Weekly Cotton Market Report, its annual Economic Outlook and more
Statistics on U.S. cotton textile imports and exports data and a textile trade policy summary
Weather, Exchanges, & Contacts
Links to weather websites and to exchange/market websites
Available Educational Resources
National Cotton Council educational materials available for download offer useful teaching aids/guides to help students learn more about one of the world's major agricultural commodities
Cotton: From Field to Fabric
Describes the major steps involved in producing and processing cotton
The Story of Cotton
Tells the story of cotton -- where and how it's grown, processed and woven into cloth -- in simple terms
U.S. Production Map
This map shows the most recent U.S. cotton production by county
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers about the U.S. cotton industry and the National Cotton Council
Find Your Congressional Contacts
Contact information, including a list of staffers, of House and Senate Members in Cotton Belt states
Government Web Sites
Links to key USDA agencies and services and to other government websites
Database of agribusiness firms who have a stake in a healthy U.S. cotton industry
Committee for the Advancement of Cotton
Bale packaging, specifications, standards, permanent identification
Reports, studies, links to other resources
Round Module Wrap Standards, Prevention Video, Guidelines, Resources
Products, research, general information
Improvement initiatives, warehouse reporting, shipping standards
Boll weevils, nematodes, seedling diseases, cotton pest loss data
Best management practices, Cotton Physiology Today newsletters archives, water use
State-managed plans (MP3s)
Guidelines, Module Averaging, Bale Moisture
Safety & Security
OSHA, oil spill prevention, fire/building codes, hazardous material rules
U.S. Cotton's Sustainability
Beltwide Cotton Conferences
2024 Beltwide Cotton Conferences January 3-5, 2024- Fort Worth, Texas
News & Events
Audio & Video
Broadcasters can download interviews with National Cotton Council leaders/staff, Congressional Members and government officials.
Dates and places of key meetings of the National Cotton Council, various NCC member firms and cotton interest organizations
Archives of the National Cotton Council's premier member newsletter
Links to information from National Cotton Council annual meetings and other key NCC forums
Current and archived National Cotton Council news releases
Beltwide Cotton Conferences
January 3-5, 2024 Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
News & Media
2007 Annual Meeting
2007 Annual Meeting
News and reports from the NCC's 2007 annual meeting in Austin, TX.
February 7, 2007
Hardwick Re-elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, a producer from Newellton, LA, was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2007.
Pucheu to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2007
John Pucheu, a Tranquillity, CA, producer, was elected chairman of the National Cotton Council for 2007.
National Cotton Council Names 2007 Directors
NCC directors for 2007 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting on February 4.
February 6, 2007
Cotton Achievement Award Honors William Garrard
AUSTIN, TX – The late William M. Garrard, the first general manager of Staplcotn Cooperative, is the recipient of the 2006 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cotton Service Award Honors Bruce Heiden
Bruce Heiden, a former National Cotton Council president and Board chairman, is the recipient of the 2006 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
February 3, 2007
Georgia Ginner to Lead NCGA in '07
The National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its officers for 2007 at its annual meeting here on February 3.
U.S. Cotton Industry Grappling With Competitive Global Marketplace
Dr. Gary Adams, NCC's vice president, Economics and Policy Analysis, said U.S. cotton’s situation in 2007 will be shaped by a number of uncertainties and challenges, but there is some cause for optimism.
February 2, 2007
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 9.5 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in 2008
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.2 million acres of cotton this spring, down almost 14 percent from 2006, according to the National Cotton Council’s 24th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey (see table attached).
Adams Elected 2007 Cotton Council International President
Michael M. Adams, a Greenwood, MS, cotton cooperative official, will serve as 2007 president of Cotton Council International.
January 30, 2007
Industry Delegates’ 2007 Resolutions Will Help NCC Meet Challenges in Farm Policy, Trade Arenas
Delegates at the NCC’s 2007 Annual Meeting will develop policies and programs that will help the U.S. cotton industry to compete effectively and profitably in markets at home and abroad.