2019 News Releases


EPA Approves Sulfoxaflor Use on Cotton
The NCC is grateful for EPA’s decision granting use on cotton of sulfoxaflor (commercially known as Transform©) – a uniquely designed insecticide that targets piercing/sucking insect pests such as aphids and plant bugs. Learn more

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Pilot Underway
The NCC has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers are farming responsibly and striving for continuous improvement. Learn more

Enhanced Reporting Should Improve U.S. Cotton Flow
Recently implemented policies based on National Cotton Council resolutions regarding warehouse bale shipment reporting are aimed at enhancing the industry’s reputation for timely delivery by getting U.S. raw cotton into customers’ hands faster. Learn more

USDA June 2019 Acreage Report
In its June 2019 acreage report, USDA estimated 2019-20 U.S. cotton plantings at 13.72 million acres, down 2.7% from 2018. Learn more

NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital
The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much needed disaster and recovery assistance for those farmers who were devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019. Learn more

U.S. Cotton Grateful for Trade Assistance Package
The NCC conveyed its appreciation to the Trump Administration for instituting a second round of trade mitigation payments for U.S. farmers. Learn more

2019 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set
The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2019 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more

NCC Thanks President for Steps to Advance USMCA Approval
The NCC commends President Trump and his Administration for the recent outcome of negotiations with Mexico and Canada to remove the U.S. Section 232 tariffs and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs. Learn more

Final 2018 USDA Crop Estimates
In its final estimate of the 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 18.37 million bales. Learn more

Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected
Thirteen U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen for the National Cotton Council’s 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Learn more

USDA Announces Prospective Plantings
USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 13.8 million acres of cotton in 2019-20, 2.3% less than the previous year. Learn more

2019 Ginner Schools Registration Now Open
U.S. certified ginners, gin managers and superintendents are urged to register for one of the 2019 Ginner Schools. Learn more

USDA January Production Report
In its January Annual crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 18.39 million bales. Learn more

NCC Welcomes FSA Offices Reopening
The NCC greatly appreciates USDA and the Administration for reopening all Farm Service Agency offices and bringing back staff to conduct services essential to cotton producers and the entire cotton industry. Learn more

Eric Hequet Receives 2018 Cotton Genetics Research Award
Dr. Eric Hequet, a former cotton breeder and current chair of Texas Tech University’s Plant & Soil Science Department in Lubbock, has been selected by the Joint Cotton Breeding Committee as the recipient of the 2018 Cotton Genetics Research Award. Learn more