2019 News Releases


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