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Latest News2018 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials Announced 04/16/2018: USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced on April 16 the 2018 crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton. Learn more NCC: Tariffs Would Undermine U.S. Cotton Trade with China 04/04/2018: The NCC is concerned that China’s announcement of significantly higher proposed tariffs on U.S. raw cotton shipped to that country would significantly harm the economic health of the U.S. cotton industry. Learn more USDA Announces March Prospective Plantings 03/29/2018: USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 13.5 million acres of cotton in 2018. Learn more COTTON LEADS™ Program Welcomes JCPENNEY 03/22/2018: The Partnership Reflects Retailer’s Commitment to Responsible and Ethical Sourcing Practices. Learn more NCC: Senator Cochran Champion of Agriculture 03/05/2018: In response to Senator Thad Cochran’s announcement that he will retire on April 1, the National Cotton Council said he is a highly effective legislator and a true statesman who consistently supported the U.S. cotton industry and all of agriculture during his long career. Learn more
Upcoming EventsWestern Ginners School May 1 SW Ginning Research Laboratory, Mesilla Park, New Mexico Learn more PCCA Board Meeting May 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting May 17 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Stoneville Ginners School Jun 5 USDA Ginning Research Laboratory, Stoneville, Mississippi Learn more PCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Jun 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn/Stapldiscount Board Meeting Jun 20 Greenwood, MS Learn more
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Joe Nicosia has been a National Cotton Council (NCC) vice president since 2014 having previously served as a NCC director. He has served on multiple NCC committees and currently is a member of the NCC’s Farm Policy Task Force and its Performance and Standards Task Force. He is a past chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA), currently serves as one its directors and is the long-time chairman of ACSA’s Futures Committee.
Nicosia is the chief executive officer of Allenberg Cotton Company and the global platform head of cotton for Louis Dreyfus Company. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and the same year joined Louis Dreyfus Commodities as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982, he transferred to Allenberg and in 1985 assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide.