2021 News Releases


NCC: Vilsack Confirmation Positive for Agriculture
The National Cotton Council welcomed the Senate’s confirmation today of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture and congratulated him on serving in this role for a second time following his previous tenure from 2009 to 2017. Learn more

Industry And Union Coalition Outlines Policy Recommendations In Letters To President Biden, Congressional Leaders
A broad coalition of industry organizations sent a letter on January 29 to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent PPE industry in the United States. Learn more

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes First Members in Latin America
Trust Protocol to help enable a fully transparent textile supply chain for brands working to improve their sustainability. Learn more

USDA January Production Report
In its January crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 14.95 million bales. Learn more

Dr. Jinfa Zhang Named 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award Winner
Dr. Jinfa Zhang, a professor at New Mexico State University, is the 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award winner. Learn more

Statement Regarding Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton Produced in the Southeast
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has directed the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. Learn more