Latest News Releases

Latest news releases from the National Cotton Council


USDA December Production Report
In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. crop of 12.78 million bales. Learn more

NCC Statement on Farm Bill Extension
The NCC issued a statement in response to the 2018 Farm Bill extension by the House and Senate. Learn more

USDA Projecting 13.09 Million Bale U.S. Crop
In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop of 13.09 million bales. Learn more

Cotton Council International Applauds USDA Funding for a New Export Promotion Program
Cotton Council International (CCI) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement to allocate $1.3 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds to a new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) to help non-profit U.S. trade associations market U.S.-grown agricultural products abroad. Learn more

USDA October Production Report
In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. crop of 12.82 million bales. Learn more

U.S. Cotton Belt Tour Showing Customers From 15 Countries Why To Keep Choosing U.S. Cotton
Textile manufacturing executives representing 15 countries will visit the U.S. Cotton Belt Sept. 30-Oct. 7 on the 42nd COTTON USA Orientation Tour. Learn more

USDA September Production Report
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop of 13.13 million bales. Learn more

NCC Responds to WOTUS Rule
NCC responds to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) of a final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Learn more

Mid-South, Southeast Cotton Producers to See Texas Operations
The NCC’s Producer Information Exchange program will enable Mid-South and Southeast cotton producers to see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend regions on August 20-25. Learn more

USDA August Production Report
In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2023-24 U.S. cotton crop of 13.99 million bales. Learn more

West, Southwest Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Operations
Fourteen cotton producers from the U.S. Cotton Belt’s West and Southwest regions will observe cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Louisiana and Mississippi on August 13-18 as part of the NCC's Producer Information Exchange. Learn more

MCEP Allows Cotton Belt Leaders to Tour Idaho Agriculture
Farmers from eight states in the southern half of the nation toured agricultural production and processing operations in Idaho. Learn more

2023 Cotton Acreage
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2023-24 U.S. cotton plantings at 11.1 million acres, down 19.4% from 2022. Learn more

Emerging Leaders Received Training This Week
Twelve U.S. cotton industry members were chosen for the National Cotton Council’s 2023 Emerging Leaders Program. Learn more

2023 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set
The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2023 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more

Bangladesh Lifts Fumigation Requirements on U.S. Cotton Following CCI-Sponsored U.S. Cotton Tour
A Cotton Council International (CCI)-sponsored Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture Delegation’s U.S. visit from Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2022, coupled with indispensable efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Dhaka, ultimately convinced the Bangladesh government to relax its nearly-five-decade-long fumigation requirement on U.S. cotton imports. Learn more

Final 2022 USDA Crop Estimates
In its final estimate of the 2022-23 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 14.47 million bales. Learn more

USDA Projecting 11.3 Million U.S. Cotton Acres
USDA's March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 11.3 million cotton acres in 2023, down 18.2% from the previous year. Learn more

USDA January Production Report
In its January crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. cotton crop of 14.68 million bales. Learn more