Latest News Releases

Latest news releases from the National Cotton Council


USDA November Production Report
In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. cotton crop of 14.03 million bales. Learn more

Discounted Beltwide Registration Available for Producers, Independent Crop Consultants
Cotton producers, independent crop consultants and students who register for the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences before December 14 can take advantage of reduced registration fees of $80. Learn more

USDA October Production Report
In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. crop of 13.81 million bales. Learn more

2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Offering Insight on Latest Innovative Technology, Research
The 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), set for January 10-12 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., will offer attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing. Learn more

NCC Welcomes USDA’s Climate-Smart Pilot Projects
NCC Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry applauds USDA for promoting sustainable farming practices through its Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities — including the new Climate Smart Cotton Program led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol®. Learn more

USDA September Production Report
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. crop of 13.83 million bales. Learn more

West, Southwest Cotton Producers to See North Carolina Operations
Cotton producers from the U.S. Cotton Belt’s West and Southwest regions will observe cotton and other agriculture related operations in North Carolina on August 28-September 1 as part of the NCC's Producer Information Exchange. Learn more

Mid-South, Southeast Producers to See Texas Operations
The NCC’s Producer Information Exchange program will enable Mid-South and Southeast cotton producers to see cotton operations in Texas’ Lubbock and Lower Rio Grande Valley areas on August 21-26. Learn more

USDA August Production Report
In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. crop of 12.57 million bales. Learn more

EPA Officials Learn About Cotton Pest/Weed Management Challenges
Key EPA officials will visit South Georgia cotton farms on August 15-17 to hear firsthand how producers are tackling weed and other cotton pest management challenges that threaten their viability. Learn more

2022 Cotton Acreage
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2022-23 U.S. cotton plantings at 12.48 million acres, up 11.3% from 2021. Learn more

Final 2021 USDA Crop Estimates
In its final estimate of the 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop, USDA put total production at 17.52 million bales. Learn more

USDA Prospective Plantings
USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 12.2 million cotton acres in 2022, up 9.0% from the previous year. Learn more

Growers Welcome EPA Decision on Enlist, Hope for Continued Progress and Lessons Learned
Grower groups, including the the NCC, welcomed EPA's March 29, 2022, announcement that will restore use of Enlist herbicides to many U.S. counties. Learn more

USDA January Production Report
In its January crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 17.62 million bales. Learn more

Vasu Kuraparthy Receives 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award
Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy, noted scientist and professor in North Carolina State University’s Crop & Soil Sciences Department, is the 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award recipient. Learn more