'23 NCC Planting Intentions Survey Results
Get survey results, the NCC's cotton economic outlook and other news from the NCC's recent 2023 Annual Meeting.
Mid-Term Election Results
This NCC-prepared document includes results from November 2022 mid-term election and freshmen Congressional Members profiles.
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.
2021-22 Seed Cotton Program Information
2021-22 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2021-22 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
2018 Farm Bill Information
Links to documents and web sites containing information regarding the 2018 farm bill
Latest NewsBangladesh Lifts Fumigation Requirements on U.S. Cotton Following CCI-Sponsored U.S. Cotton Tour 05/17/2023: 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 05/12/2023: 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 03/31/2023: 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
Upcoming EventsTexas Cotton Association’s 112th Annual Convention May 31 La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas Learn more Cotton Growers Warehouse Association Annual Meeting Jun 1 Williamsburg, VA Learn more NCPA 2023 Annual Meeting Jun 4 Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ Learn more Cotton Warehouse Association of America Annual Meeting Jun 7 Naples. FL Learn more Cotton Incorporated Board Meeting Jun 11 Dallas, TX – Marriott Dallas Uptown Learn more 2023 ACSA Annual Convention Jun 14 The Montage, Park City UT Learn more
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Gene Seale is serving in 2023 as president of the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA). He previously has served as a NCGA vice president, most recently as first vice president. He also has served on multiple National Cotton Council committees and was a NCC director in 2022. Seale completed the Certified Ginner’s program and attends continuing education each year at the NCGA Ginners School. He has served on numerous NCGA committees and subcommittees, including chairing its Safety and Labor Committee in 2022.
Seale, who received his Business Administration degree from Northern Arizona University, is a member of the Safford City Council and is general manager of the Glenbar Gin in Pima, AZ. He and his wife, Jenifer, have six children and 16 grandchildren.