2021 News Releases

2021

USDA October Production Report
10/12/2021
In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. cotton crop of 18.00 million bales. Learn more


2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Offering Insight on Latest Innovative Technology, Research
09/30/2021
The 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 4-6 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, will offer attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing. Learn more


USDA September Production Report
09/10/2021
In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 18.51 million bales. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces 2021 Grower Enrollment Webinars
09/08/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will present six, live enrollment webinars focusing on how the program helps U.S. growers meet the changing demands from their end customer. Learn more


USDA August Production Report
08/12/2021
In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2021-22 U.S. crop of 17.26 million bales. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Announces Levi Strauss & Co and Their Legacy Brands as New Members
07/07/2021
MEMPHIS, TENN (July 7, 2021) - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes new members Levi Strauss & Co, one of the most recognizable denim companies worldwide, and their legacy brands Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® by Levi’s®, and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ Learn more


2021 Cotton Acreage
06/30/2021
In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2021 U.S. cotton plantings at 11.72 million acres, 3.10% less than 2020.'s acreage. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Tesco As New Member
06/29/2021
Leading UK retailer, Tesco, has become a Trust Protocol member as it works towards 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Learn more


Senate’s Climate Act Passage Welcome
06/24/2021
The NCC appreciates the Senate’s solid 92-8 passage on June 24 of the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Leading Global Apparel Manufacturer Gildan as New Member
06/23/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes Gildan Activewear and their portfolio of company-owned brands, including Gildan®, Alstyle®, American Apparel®, and Comfort Colors®, as members. Learn more


NCC Congratulates Bronaugh on Confirmation
05/14/2021
The NCC welcomed the Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Learn more


Final 2020 USDA Crop Estimates
05/12/2021
In its final estimate of the 2020-21 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 14.61 million bales. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and TextileGenesis™ Announce Collaboration
04/29/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is pleased to announce that it is further enhancing the value of its program by delivering unparalleled supply chain transparency through its Protocol Credit Management System. Learn more


NCC: Climate Solutions Legislation Is Timely
04/21/2021
The NCC says the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 will help pave the way for producers and forest landowners to adopt carbon sequestration practices. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
04/07/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announces membership in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which works to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Opens Grower Enrollment for 2021 Crop
04/01/2021
Beginning today, U.S. cotton growers can enroll their 2021 cotton crop in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. Learn more


USDA Prospective Plantings
03/31/2021
USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 12.0 million acres of cotton in 2021. Learn more


A Year Into Lockdown, Research Finds Sharp Increase In Consumer Demand For Sustainable Products And Business Practices
03/30/2021
A U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol survey of sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the U.S. and United Kingdom revealed a sharp increase in consumer demand for sustainable products and business practices. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Over 300 Members In Six Months
03/23/2021
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. Learn more


NCC Welcomes Tai Confirmation
03/17/2021
The NCC welcomed the March 17 unanimous Senate confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative – a step that can protect U.S. cotton’s success in the global marketplace. Learn more


Sustainable Denim Manufacturer, Advance Denim, Joins U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
03/16/2021
One of the top three denim manufacturers in China has officially become a Trust Protocol member as it continues to advance more sustainable denim worldwide. Learn more


NCC: Vilsack Confirmation Positive for Agriculture
02/23/2021
The National Cotton Council welcomed the Senate’s confirmation today of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture and congratulated him on serving in this role for a second time following his previous tenure from 2009 to 2017. Learn more


Industry And Union Coalition Outlines Policy Recommendations In Letters To President Biden, Congressional Leaders
01/29/2021
A broad coalition of industry organizations sent a letter on January 29 to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent PPE industry in the United States. Learn more


U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes First Members in Latin America
01/14/2021
Trust Protocol to help enable a fully transparent textile supply chain for brands working to improve their sustainability. Learn more


USDA January Production Report
01/12/2021
In its January crop report, USDA estimated a 2020-21 U.S. crop of 14.95 million bales. Learn more


Dr. Jinfa Zhang Named 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award Winner
01/06/2021
Dr. Jinfa Zhang, a professor at New Mexico State University, is the 2020 Cotton Genetics Research Award winner. Learn more


Statement Regarding Seed Coat Fragments in Cotton Produced in the Southeast
01/06/2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has directed the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to raise awareness and further examine the significant increase in seed coat fragments in cotton produced in the southeast region. Learn more