2022 NCC Annual Meeting
Those planning to attend the National Cotton Council’s 2022 Annual Meeting, February 11-13 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX, now can pre-register and make their room reservations!
117th Congress Profile
This NCC-prepared document includes Senate/House composition, new Cotton Belt Members, Senate/House leadership, key committee rosters and maps of committee composition.
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.
2020-21 Seed Cotton Program Information
2020-21 Seed Cotton Marketing Year Average Price Estimation; 2020-21 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
Latest NewsUSDA January Production Report 01/12/2022: 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 01/06/2022: 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
Upcoming EventsACSA’s Mid-Winter Board Meeting Jan 26 The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. Learn more NCC Annual Meeting Feb 11 Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Feb 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting Feb 22 Big Country Hall, Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, TX Learn more Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee Feb 23 Memphis, TN Learn more PCCA South Texas Area & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Feb 24 Corpus Christi, TX Learn more
Jon Whatley is a fourth-generation farmer and rancher whose family has farmed in Texas’ San Patricio County since 1905 and who farmed with his father, Bob Whatley, until Bob’s 2013 retirement. Jon currently raises cotton, grain and corn and manages a cow-calf operation in Odem. A National Cotton Council Cotton Leadership Program graduate, Jon has served on multiple NCC committees and previously chaired its Crop Insurance Implementation Working Group. He has been active with the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP) having served as an ACP Texas chairman and an ACP vice chairman. He currently serves as president of The Cotton Foundation for 2021-22. Jon also serves on the boards of Planters Co-op and Smith Gin Co-op.
A Texas A&M University graduate who serves on the Odem-Edroy School Board, Jon is married to Kelly and they have two sons, Payne and Jackson.