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NCC Applauds House Farm Bill Legislation 05/24/2024: The NCC strongly supports the House Committee on Agriculture’s mark up of the Farm Bill. Learn more 2024-2025 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 05/23/2024: Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for 2024-25. Learn more NCC Statement on Farm Bill House Legislation 05/17/2024: The National Cotton Council applauds House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson for producing a Farm Bill that significantly increases the support levels for cotton producers, who have been weighed down by the recent rise in on-farm production costs. Learn more Final 2023 USDA Crop Estimates 05/10/2024: In its final estimate of the 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 12.07 million bales, down from the January estimate of 12.43 million bales. Learn more USDA Announces March Prospective Plantings 03/28/2024: USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 10.7 million cotton acres in 2024. Learn more National Cotton Council Names 2024 Directors 02/20/2024: The National Cotton Council directors for 2024 were announced at the NCC’s recent 2024 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Learn more Wes Morgan Is National Ginner Award Recipient; Distinguished Service Award Goes to Dr. Derek Whitelock 02/19/2024: Wes Morgan Is National Ginner Award Recipient; Distinguished Service Award Goes to Dr. Derek Whitelock Learn more Eddie Smith Recipient of Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award 02/19/2024: Eddie Smith, a former chairman and vice chairman for the National Cotton Council received the 2023 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. Learn more Steve Verett Honored With Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award 02/19/2024: Steve Verett, a former director of the National Cotton Council and current special advisor, received the Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023. Learn more Joe Nicosia to Lead National Cotton Council in 2024 02/19/2024: Joe Nicosia, a Cordova, Tenn., merchant, was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2024 during the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Learn more

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