Register For ’23 BWCC
Those planning to attend the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 10-12 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in New Orleans now may register and make housing 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.
2022 NCC Planting Intentions Survey
See key results, including state-by-state intentions.
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
Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Appreciates House Passage of Railroad Bill 11/30/2022: NCC Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry appreciates the House for its approval today of legislation that would force a tentative rail labor agreement and avert a national strike or lockout. Learn more Congress’ Intervention on Railroad Agreement Strongly Urged 11/30/2022: The NCC is imploring Congress to adopt a tentative agreement between railroad management and labor to avoid an economy-crippling national rail shutdown. Learn more USDA November Production Report 11/09/2022: 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 11/01/2022: 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 10/12/2022: In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2022-23 U.S. crop of 13.81 million bales. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Dec 14 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn Board Meeting Dec 14 214 W Market Street Greenwood, MS 38930 Learn more 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conference Jan 10 New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Learn more North Carolina Cotton Producers Association 2023 Annual Meeting Jan 11 Learn more Red River Crops Conference Jan 18 Mashburn Events Center, Childress, TX Learn more Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 18 Marriott Myrtle Beach Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Learn more
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As general manager of GNG Farms in Morganza, La., George LaCour, Jr., oversees production on 5,000 acres of cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar cane, wheat and crawfish. He is vice president of Tri-Parish Gin, a producer-owned ginning and whole-seed marketing operation.
George serves as National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) president. He is a National Cotton Council Cotton Leadership Program graduate and has served in leadership positions in the NCGA, the NCC and Cotton Council International. He was Cotton Board chairman for 2017 and is a past president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. An active leader in local and regional organizations, he is a past president of the Louisiana Cotton Producers and is a Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Commission director. He also is a Staplcotn director and president of the Point Coupee Farmers Coop and the Point Coupee Farm Bureau.
George has received various awards for his cotton production, ginning and conservation efforts. He and his wife, Marti, have four children.