The National Cotton Council of America’s mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad. The Council Headquarters are located in Memphis, Tennessee. The Council maintains close contact with national policy makers with offices in Washington DC. Member Services personnel are located across the Belt and are the eyes and ears of the organization to help the Council meet the needs of members. The Council serves as the central forum for consensus-building among producers, ginners, warehousers, merchants, cottonseed processors/dealers, cooperatives and textile manufacturers. The organization is the unifying force in working with the government to ensure that cotton’s interests are considered.
The Cotton Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee, strengthens and expands markets for U.S. cotton by fostering: innovative cotton research to find solutions to cotton problems; technology to implement those solutions; education to speed new research application; and communication to spread information throughout cotton’s production and marketing chain. Foundation-supported programs, endowments and fellowships are not covered by other public or private agencies.