NCC Related Organizations

American Cotton Producers
An organization of 24 cotton producer leaders elected by their peers from across the Cotton Belt.

Cotton Council International
As the international division of the National Cotton Council of America, CCI's mission is to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and U.S. manufactured cotton products through activities that affect every phase of the marketing chain -- from the initial mill buyer of cotton fiber or purchaser of U.S. cotton-rich yarns and fabrics on through to the final consumer.

The Cotton Foundation
The Cotton Foundation strengthens and expands markets for U.S. cotton by fostering innovative cotton research to find solutions to cotton problems, technology to implement those solutions, education to speed new research application, and communication to spread information throughout cotton's production and marketing chain.

National Cotton Ginners Association
Originally established in 1937 with its charter of incorporation in Mississippi, the National Cotton Ginners Association is the umbrella organization for seven state and regional ginner associations. The National Cotton Ginners Association also represents approximately 970 individual cotton ginning operations in 17 cotton producing states.

Other Organizations

The below list contains organizations that are affiliated with our industry:

Ag Container Recycling Council
Promotes and supports the collection and recycling of HDPE crop protection product containers.

Alliance for Better Foods
Alliance for Better Foods

Amcot is the international sales agency of American cotton growers. With a global network of offices and textile mill contacts, and the support of more than 30,000 cotton growers, Amcot offers mills a year-round, dependable cotton supply in all volumes and qualities.

American Agricultural Economics Association
Committed to furthering knowledge about the economics of agriculture, rural communities, and natural resources.

American Cotton Shippers Association
ACSA is a trade association primarily made up of cotton merchants founded in 1924. Collectively, our members handle the vast majority of U.S. cotton production from all growing regions. ACSA members also handle the largest share of all cottons traded in the world. Our services consist of merchandising, delivery logistics, and risk management.

American Farm Bureau Federation
Implements policies that are developed by members and provides programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers.

American Innerspring Manufacturers
Educates consumers on healthful sleep and sleeping surfaces through ongoing scientific research and the distribution of accurate information on restful sleep, proper sleep surfaces and how to shop for a new innerspring sleep set.

America's Heartland
A weekly public television show that celebrates the miracle of American agriculture and the farm and ranch families that help make it possible is now in its fourth season.

Cotton Economics Research Institute
The Cotton Economics Research Institute coordinates economic research activities on all aspects of cotton research (e.g. production, marketing, trade, processing, value added) within Texas Tech University and other research units throughout the United States and other countries. The Institute fosters the dissemination of research results in both disciplinary/professional outlets and industry/public outlets.

Cotton Incorporated
Increases the demand for and profitability of cotton through research and promotion. This is the organization that owns the Seal of Cotton and produces the 'Fabric of Our Lives' commercials.

In October, 2013, the National Cotton Council and its export promotion arm, Cotton Council International, joined with Cotton Australia and Cotton Incorporated as founding members of COTTON LEADS™ -- an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the responsible growing practices among U.S. and Australian cotton producers.

Council for Biotechnology Information
Committed to providing objective, balanced information for a better understanding and appreciation of the benefits biotechnology offers, as well as encouraging informed debate about the issues biotechnology raises.

CropLife America
Promotes the environmentally sound use of crop protection products for the economical production of safe, high quality, abundant food, fiber and other crops.

Farm Policy Facts
Farm Policy Facts-a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization-is a coalition of farmers and commodity groups created to educate Congress and Americans about agriculture's contribution to a strong and vibrant United States.

International Cotton Advisory Committee
Assists governments in fostering a healthy world cotton economy. The role of the ICAC is to raise awareness, to provide information and to serve as a catalyst for cooperative action on issues of international significance.

Measurement, Control & Automation Association
Promotes the progress of the measurement, control and automation industry through targeted studies, ongoing programs and special projects designed to increase the understanding of the markets for the products of the industry and members' knowledge about the nature of their industry and opportunities within the marketplace.

National Agri-Marketing Association
Provides agri-marketing professionals access to solutions and opportunities through contacts, knowledge, and skills in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

National Association of Farm Broadcasters

National Conservation Buffer Council
Promotes agricultural conservation practices, particularly buffers, that address water quality concerns. Communicates the potential environmental and economic benefits of establishing buffers on farms and ranches.

National Cotton Batting Institute
Represents U.S. companies that manufacture and sell batting for use in mattresses, futons, and upholstered furniture. NCBI focuses on product promotion and monitoring and influencing regulatory matters that affect the business environment of its members.

National Cottonseed Products Association
The trade association for the cottonseed processing industry. Products include cottonseed vegetable oil for cooking; cottonseed meal, a high protein supplement for livestock and poultry; hulls, a roughage for cattle feed; and linters, a cellulose feed stock for many industrial and consumer products.

National Council of Textile Organizations
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile industry. From fibers to finished products, machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry.

National Crop Insurance Services
National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) is an international not-for-profit organization representing the interests of private crop insurance companies. NCIS members are the direct link to production agriculture in America.

San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton
The purpose of this web site is to identify and list bales belonging to grower members of the association. Grower members of the association have signed agreements committing themselves to the production of only approved high quality cotton fiber.

Soil and Water Conservation Society
Fosters the science and the art of soil, water and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. SWCS promotes and practices an ethic recognizing the interdependence of people and the environment.

Southern Cotton Ginners Association
A non-profit mutual benefit organization for cotton gins in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Promotes the increased consumption of U.S. Pima cotton around the world. Also is actively involved in quality assurance, various Pima quality research programs, and working with government agencies to ensure a fair and viable marketing environment for U.S. Pima producers.

Texas Association of Agricultural Consultants
The official organization for private, independent agricultural consultants in the state.

The Cotton Board
Oversees the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. This includes setting broad policy for the Program, reviewing and approving Cotton Incorporated’s annual plan and budget, collecting the per-bale assessment that funds the program, serving as industry liaison with USDA, and informing growers and importers of Program results.

The Shafter Research Station
The Shafter Research Station is operated and managed by the San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton Growers Association. Formerly known as the Shafter “Cotton” Research Station, the facility was established in 1922 by USDA with the mission of establishing California’s cotton industry based on developing high quality cotton varieties and maximizing their market potential.

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is a newly formed alliance consisting of a wide range of prominent farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners. This marks the first time agricultural groups at the national, regional and state levels have collaborated to lead the dialogue and answer Americans’ questions about how we raise our food – while being stewards of the environment, responsibly caring for our animals and maintaining strong businesses and communities.

United Soybean Board
A farmer-led organization which invests 50 percent of the soybean checkoff funds in five major areas: International Marketing, Domestic Marketing, New Uses, Production and Communications.

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