Resources

Cotton Organizations

National Cotton Council of America
http://www.cotton.org/

California Cotton Growers and Ginners Association
https://ccgga.org/

Arizona Cotton Growers Association
http://www.azcottongrowers.com/

Arizona Cotton Ginners Association
http://www.azcottonginners.org/index.html

Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council
http://azcotton.org/

New Mexico Cotton Ginners’ Association
http://www.nmcotton.org/home.html

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association
http://www.tcga.org/

National Cottonseed Products Association
https://www.cottonseed.com/

International Cotton Advisory Committee
https://www.icac.org/

Cotton Council International
https://cottonusa.org/language

Cotton Incorporated
https://www.cottoninc.com/

Cotton Board
http://www.cottonboard.org/

Supima
http://supima.com/

BCI (Better Cotton Initiative)
https://bettercotton.org/

 

Cotton Marketing 101

Intercontinental Futures Exchange (ICE)
https://www.theice.com/index

International Trade Center’s Cotton Exporter’s Guide
http://www.cottonguide.org/

Cotton Marketing Planner
https://cottontoday.cottoninc.com/

Cotton Cultivated
https://cottoncultivated.cottoninc.com/

Cotton Connect
http://cottonconnect.org/

AgWeb
https://www.agweb.com/

Government Organizations and Reports

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Agricultural Statistics Service (current and historic crop reports)
https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/

Cotton: World Markets and Trade
https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/cotton-world-markets-and-trade

USDA Quick Statistics
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture
https://agriculture.house.gov/

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/

U.S. Farm Policy Blog
http://farmpolicy.com/

University of California Research Center
http://cottoninfo.ucdavis.edu/

California Farm Bureau
http://www.cfbf.com/

California Department of Food and Ag (CDFA)
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/

California Farms Foundation
http://www.calfarms.org/

Arizona Department of Agriculture
https://agriculture.az.gov/

Arizona Farm Bureau
https://www.azfb.org/

New Mexico Department of Agriculture
http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico Farm Bureau
https://www.nmflb.org/

Texas Department of Agriculture
https://www.texasagriculture.gov/

Texas Farm Bureau
http://texasfarmbureau.org/

California Cotton Planting Forecast (useful from March to May)
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/WEATHER/cottonforecast.html

World Cotton Calendar
http://worldcottoncalendar.icac.org/

California’s U.S. Senators and Representatives Contact Information
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/CA

Arizona’s U.S. Senators and Representatives Contact Information
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/AZ

New Mexico’s U.S. Senators and Representatives Contact Information
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NM

Texas’s U.S. Senators and Representatives Contact Information
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/TX

 

 

Water Information

United States Drought Monitor
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Association of California Water Agencies
https://www.acwa.com/

California Farm Water Coalition
https://www.farmwater.org/

California Department of Water Resources
https://water.ca.gov/

Arizona Meteorological Network
https://cals.arizona.edu/azmet/

New Mexico Water Resources
https://www.env.nm.gov/water/

Texas Agricultural Water Resources
http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/TheWaterSource/WaterResources.aspx

Texas Water Resources Institute
http://twri.tamu.edu/

Texas Water Development Board
http://www.twdb.texas.gov/index.asp

 

Publications

Cotton Farming Magazine
https://www.cottonfarming.com/

Cotton Grower Magazine
https://www.cottongrower.com/

Cotton Outlook
https://www.cotlook.com/

Farm Journal
https://www.agweb.com/farmjournal/

USDA’S Rural Cooperatives Magzine
https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/rural-cooperatives-magazine

Western Farm Press
http://www.westernfarmpress.com/

Educational Material

How A Cotton Plant Grows
http://www.cottonsjourney.com/

Cotton Campus from Cotton Incorporated
http://www.cottoncampus.org/

CottonWorks
https://www.cottonworks.com/

Cotton University
http://www.cottonboard.org/importers/cotton-university/

Arizona’s Cotton Today
http://arizonaexperience.org/land/cotton-today

Eli Whitney Museum and the Cotton Gin
http://eliwhitney.org/7/museum/eli-whitney/cotton-gin

Shafter (Calif.) Research Station
https://www.shafter-research.com/

Texas Cotton Gin Museum
http://cottonginmuseum.org/index.htm

Texas Historical State Association ‘Cotton Culture’
http://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/resources.cfm

What Can You Make With A Bale Of Cotton?
http://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/what-can-you-make.cfm

Cotton’s Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.cotton.org/edu/faq/index.cfm

 

 

Cooperatives

National Cooperative Business Association
https://ncba.coop/

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
http://ncfc.org/

Ag Council of California
http://www.agcouncil.org/

Arizona Cooperatives
http://www.arizona.coop/

Arizona Cooperative Initiative
http://arizonacooperativeinitiative.org/

Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council
https://texas.coop/

 

 

Gifts and Crafts

The Cotton Shedd
http://tiffanyshedd.typepad.com/cottonshedd/

Little Bales of Cotton
http://www.littlebalesofcotton.com/

Homestead Textiles (great towels!)
https://homesteadtextiles.com/

Financial Services

CoBank, the bank of cooperatives
http://www.cobank.com/

Farm Credit System
https://farmcredit.com/

Farm Credit Services Southwest
https://www.fcssw.com/

Farm Credit West
https://www.farmcreditwest.com/

Farm Credit Arizona
https://farmcredit.com/state/arizona

Western Ag Credit
https://www.westernagcredit.com/

Farm Credit California
https://farmcredit.com/state/california

Golden State Farm Credit
https://goldenstatefarmcredit.com/

Farm Credit of New Mexico
https://www.farmcreditnm.com/

Farm Credit Texas
https://farmcredit.com/state/texas

Farm Credit Bank of Texas
https://www.farmcreditbank.com/what-is-farm-credit

Rabobank
https://www.rabobank.com/en/home/index.html

Wells Fargo
https://www.wellsfargo.com/biz/online-banking/solutions/agriculture/