2018 Seed Cotton Program Information
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Latest NewsNCC: Farm Legislation Passage Much Needed 05/11/2018: MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council (NCC) is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 without any damaging amendments to farm policy. Learn more Final 2017 USDA Crop Estimates Released 05/10/2018: In its final estimate of the 2017-18 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 20.92 million bales, down from the January estimate of 21.26 million bales. Learn more Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected 05/04/2018: Eleven U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for 2018-19. Learn more 2018 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials Announced 04/16/2018: USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced on April 16 the 2018 crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton. Learn more NCC: Tariffs Would Undermine U.S. Cotton Trade with China 04/04/2018: The NCC is concerned that China’s announcement of significantly higher proposed tariffs on U.S. raw cotton shipped to that country would significantly harm the economic health of the U.S. cotton industry. Learn more
Upcoming EventsStoneville Ginners School Jun 5 USDA Ginning Research Laboratory, Stoneville, Mississippi Learn more PCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Jun 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn/Stapldiscount Board Meeting Jun 20 Greenwood, MS Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jun 21 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Arizona Cotton Ginners and Growers Annual Meeting Jun 21 Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ Learn more Southern Southeastern Mid Year Board Meeting Jul 8 Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, SC Learn more
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Joe Nicosia has been a National Cotton Council (NCC) vice president since 2014 having previously served as a NCC director. He has served on multiple NCC committees and currently is a member of the NCC’s Farm Policy Task Force and its Performance and Standards Task Force. He is a past chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA), currently serves as one its directors and is the long-time chairman of ACSA’s Futures Committee.
Nicosia is the chief executive officer of Allenberg Cotton Company and the global platform head of cotton for Louis Dreyfus Company. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and the same year joined Louis Dreyfus Commodities as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982, he transferred to Allenberg and in 1985 assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide.