117th Congress Profile
This NCC-prepared document includes Senate/House composition, new Cotton Belt Members, Senate/House leadership, key committee rosters and maps of committee composition.
NCC members should check this page regularly for updates on COVID-19 and its impact on cotton.
Producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+).
USDA Ag Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2020-21 Seed Cotton Program Information
2020-21 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2020-21 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Latest NewsUSDA September Production Report 09/10/2021: In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 18.51 million bales. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces 2021 Grower Enrollment Webinars 09/08/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will present six, live enrollment webinars focusing on how the program helps U.S. growers meet the changing demands from their end customer. Learn more USDA August Production Report 08/12/2021: In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 17.26 million bales. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces Levi Strauss & Co and Their Legacy Brands as New Members 07/07/2021: MEMPHIS, TENN (July 7, 2021) - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes new members Levi Strauss & Co, one of the most recognizable denim companies worldwide, and their legacy brands Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® by Levi’s®, and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ Learn more 2021 Cotton Acreage 06/30/2021: In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2021 U.S. cotton plantings at 11.72 million acres, 3.10% less than 2020.'s acreage. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCalcot Board of Directors Meeting Sep 27 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Calcot Board of Directors and 94th Annual Meeting of Members Sep 28 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Fall Board Meeting Oct 12 Joe Allen's Corral Room, 301 S 11th Street, Abilene, TX 79602 Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Oct 13 FiberMax Center for Discover, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Oct 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting Nov 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more
Ted Sheely is president of Azcal Management Company in Lemoore, Calif., farming 7,800 acres, 20% of which is cotton (Upland and Pima), and includes tomatoes, wheat, pistachios, wine grapes, barley, garbanzo beans and fresh market onions.
Elected to serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2021, Sheely has been active in both CCI and the NCC, and currently is serving as a NCC advisor. He also has been California chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers and is a former chairman of Cotton Incorporated and current chairman of Supima. A recognized conservationist and user of cutting-edge technology, Sheely was a pioneer participant in the USDA/NASA Ag 20/20 Program, studying the integration of remote sensing-based tools in precision agricultural management systems to increase production/efficiency and improve job quality. The University of Arizona graduate also participated in the California Agricultural Leadership Program.