2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
Discounted meeting pre-registration is available until Monday, December 17. Rooms at the New Orleans Marriott will be available at the special conference rate through Thursday, December 20.
2019 NCC Annual Meeting
Online pre-registration and hotel reservations can be made for the meeting, set for Feb. 8-10 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Room reservations also can be made by calling 1-800-648-4462 -- with Jan. 16 the special room rate deadline.
USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2018 Seed Cotton Program Information
2018 Seed Cotton Program: FSA news releases, summary, PLC payment matrix, powerpoint presentations and webinars
Committee for the Advancement of Cotton
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Latest NewsNCC Applauds EPA, COE for New WOTUS Rule 12/11/2018: The NCC appreciates the hard work by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in drafting the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that was released today. Learn more USDA December Production Report 12/11/2018: In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 18.59 million bales. Learn more NCC Strongly Supports 2018 Farm Bill; Urges Quick Passage by Congress 12/11/2018: The NCC strongly supports the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released today and urges Congress to quickly pass the measure and the President to sign it into law. Learn more 2019 Beltwide Deadlines Near! 12/07/2018: Discounted meeting pre-registration is available until Monday, December 17. Hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott will be available at the special conference rate through Thursday, December 20. Learn more U.S. Cotton Industry Developing U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Sustainability Benchmarking and Validation for Sustainability Goals 11/13/2018: At the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., Cotton Council International President Ted Schneider updated the more than 400 attendees on how the U.S. cotton industry intends to meet its 2025 sustainability goals. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Dec 19 Lubbock, TX Learn more Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 8 New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting Jan 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jan 16 Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock, TX Learn more Southern-Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 16 The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head, South Carolina Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jan 17 Bakersfield, CA Learn more
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Ted Schneider has served as president of Cotton Council International since February 2018. He currently chairs the National Cotton Council's Sustainability Task Force and its Committee for the Advancement of Cotton. He has served as a NCC director and served on multiple NCC committees, among them the Crop Insurance and Farm Bill task forces. He has been an active leader in the NCC's American Cotton Producers and is a past board member of Cotton Incorporated.
Since 1984, Schneider has been the owner/operator of a 3,600-acre diversified farming operation located in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas that is dedicated to sustainable, responsible agricultural production. His Lake Providence, La.-based operation's primary crops are corn, soybeans, cotton, rice wheat and grain sorghum. Schneider earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Renee, have three children.