Latest News Releases

Latest news releases from the National Cotton Council


The Partnership Reflects Retailer’s Commitment to Responsible and Ethical Sourcing Practices. Learn more

NCC: Senator Cochran Champion of Agriculture
In response to Senator Thad Cochran’s announcement that he will retire on April 1, the National Cotton Council said he is a highly effective legislator and a true statesman who consistently supported the U.S. cotton industry and all of agriculture during his long career. Learn more

NCC Applauds Secretary Perdue for Ginning Cost Share Program
The NCC greatly appreciates the strong support of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to provide a cotton ginning cost share program that offsets a portion of a cotton producer’s 2016 crop season ginning costs. Learn more

NCC: Senate Confirms Key USTR Nominees
The NCC is pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of key officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Learn more

NCC Applauds Northey Confirmation to USDA Post
The NCC conveyed its support of today’s Senate confirmation of Bill Northey to serve as USDA’s Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service. Learn more

Cotton Service Award Honors John Maguire
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – John Maguire, former National Cotton Council senior vice president for Washington Operations, is the recipient of the 2017 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. Learn more

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Bill Lovelady
The late William T. “Bill” Lovelady, a long-time West Texas cotton producer and former NCC president who effected a profound, positive influence on the U.S. cotton industry, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more

Ron Craft to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2018
Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, Texas, was elected NCC chairman for 2018. Learn more

National Cotton Council 2018 State Unit Officers Named
NCC state unit officers for 2018 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more

National Cotton Council Names 2018 Directors
The NCC directors for 2018 were announced at its annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more

2018 Seed Cotton Information Conference Call/Webinar Set
U.S. cotton industry members are encouraged to participate in a NCC-hosted regional information conference call/webinar on February 26 regarding provisions of the Seed Cotton Program authorized under current farm law. Learn more

Shawn Holladay Elected American Cotton Producers Chair
Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, Texas, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2018, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more

Cotton Council International Elects 2018 Officers
Ted Schneider, a producer from Lake Providence, La., will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2018. Learn more

Dwayne Alford Is National Ginner Award Recipient
Dwayne Alford, former manager and vice president of YUCO Gin, and who provided several years of dedicated service to the U.S. cotton industry, is the 2017 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. Learn more

Improving Global Demand and Increased Stocks in Key Exporting Countries Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton Outlook
NCC economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook. Learn more

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 13.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 2018
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the NCC’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Learn more

NCC: New Cotton Policy Gives Much Needed Boost
The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress’ passage of a supplemental disaster bill. Learn more

Conaway Addressing 2018 NCC Annual Meeting
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is scheduled to provide the keynote address at the 2018 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting's "Program Committees Joint Meeting and Economic Outlook" Learn more

USDA January Production Report
In its January (2018) crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.26 million bales. Learn more

NCC Lauds Rural Prosperity Task Force Efforts
The NCC lauds the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that was presented to President Trump the week of January 8. Learn more

Todd Campbell Receives 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence, S.C., is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award. Learn more