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2018 Farm Law Implementation Webinars
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Producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) beginning September 11.
USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2019-20 Seed Cotton Program Information
Estimating the 2019-20 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price; 2019-20 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
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Latest NewsUSDA August Production Report 08/12/2020: In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 18.08 million bales. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Survey Results 07/16/2020: Efforts shift to traceability within the supply chain, as brands in North America work to keep sustainability initiatives afloat during pandemic. Learn more With U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Brands and Retailers Can Now Source U.S. Cotton with More Confidence 07/15/2020: The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurements to responsible cotton production. Learn more USDA June 2020 Cotton Acreage Report 06/30/2020: In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2020 U.S. cotton plantings at 12.19 million acres, 11.3 percent less than in 2019. Learn more Field to Market, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announce Partnership 06/25/2020: Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced a new agreement formalized a partnership to document and accelerate sustainable outcomes for U.S. cotton production. Learn more
Upcoming EventsJoint ACP/Cotton Foundation Meeting Aug 13 Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Aug 19 Lubbock, TX Learn more NCC Mid-Year Board Meeting Aug 26 Omni Louisville Hotel, Louisville, KY Learn more Oklahoma Cotton Council's Denim Ball Aug 28 Skirvin Hilton, Oklahoma City, OK Learn more PCCA Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting Sep 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn Board of Directors Meeting Sep 16 Greenwood, MS Learn more
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Based in Greenville, S.C., Lea is employed by DECA Global LLC as a senior trader managing the cotton division. He previously owned and operated Eastern Trading Company, a cotton merchandising firm. Lea has a long history of industry service. A member of the National Cotton Council's 1999 Cotton Leadership class, he served as a NCC director for several years before recently being elected as a NCC vice president for 2020. He has served on and currently serves on multiple NCC committees. Previously, he served as president of the NCC's export promotion's arm, Cotton Council International, as president for two terms of the American Cotton Shipper’s Association, and as chairman of the International Cotton Association in Liverpool, England. Lea is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Memphis Cotton Exchange Cotton School.