During a Washington, D.C., meeting, cotton industry representatives briefed USDA officials on industry efforts to improve cotton flow and sought the agency’s cooperation with future industry initiatives.

Joining NCC Cotton Flow Committee Chairman Bobby Greene, a Courtland, AL, ginner, and NCC staff in the meeting were representatives from the American Cotton Shippers Assoc., AMCOT, Cotton Growers Warehouse Assoc. and Cotton Warehouse Assoc. of America. The USDA group was led by Farm Services Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson.

The NCC’s Performance and Standards Task Force, under the auspices of the Cotton Flow Committee, continues to analyze measures that would ensure the industry meets the demands of a competitive export market.