All cotton producers are encouraged to respond to the NCC’s annual survey of 2011 planting intentions, which was recently distributed to upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton producers across the Cotton Belt. The current survey was distributed through a combination of regular mail and email with the intent of reaching all cotton farms across the Belt. Growers who did not receive a survey may contact the NCC via email at for survey instructions.

The survey, conducted each year to aid with industry planning and policy deliberations, provides the basis for the economic outlook presented to delegates during the NCC Annual Meeting in early February. Survey results will be presented during the Joint Meeting of Program Committees on Saturday morning, Feb. 5. To enhance the survey’s accuracy, producers are encouraged to respond by the Jan. 18 deadline.