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 NewsSenate’s Climate Act Passage Welcome 06/24/2021: The NCC appreciates the Senate’s solid 92-8 passage on June 24 of the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Leading Global Apparel Manufacturer Gildan as New Member 06/23/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes Gildan Activewear and their portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan®, Alstyle®, American Apparel®, and Comfort Colors®, as members. Learn more NCC Congratulates Bronaugh on Confirmation 05/14/2021: The NCC welcomed the Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Learn more Final 2020 USDA Crop Estimates 05/12/2021: In its final estimate of the 2020-21 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 14.61 million bales. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and TextileGenesis™ Announce Collaboration 04/29/2021: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is pleased to announce that it is further enhancing the value of its program by delivering unparalleled supply chain transparency through its Protocol Credit Management System. Learn more
Upcoming EventsWarehouse Association of America Annual Convention Jun 23 The Greenbrier- White Sulphur Springs, WV Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jul 14 FiberMax Center for Discovery, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 Learn more Calcot Board of Directors Meeting Jul 15 Hanford, CA Learn more Southern Southeastern Mid Year Board Meeting Jul 21 Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL Learn more American Cotton Producers Meeting Aug 4 Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Meetings Aug 18 Lubbock, TX Learn more
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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.