Please see the below Memo from the National Cotton Council regarding losses from hurricanes Florence and Michael. The best way for your organizations to represent the loss is through real, actual data. Please forward the link below to your producers and encourage their participation.
October 25, 2018To: Cotton Industry Members Affected by Hurricanes Florence and MichaelFrom: Gary AdamsNCC President and CEOSubject: Crop Loss and Input Cost SurveyAs a follow-up to conference calls that the National Cotton Council conducted with cotton industry leaders affected by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, we sent the following link to the NCC’s website for providing estimates of crop losses on an individual farm or within a county.GrowersYou are strongly encouraged to go to this link at your earliest convenience. Damage estimates can be detailed by either giving pre- and post-hurricane yields or specifying losses in pounds or percentages. An estimate of the number of cotton acres on your operation will be helpful. We also are asking for information on input costs for this crop, as well as feedback on damages to other crops, structures, equipment or other infrastructure. Please note the name of the storm. The information that you provide will be anonymous, as we are not asking for names.GinnersGinners are asked to pass on this link to their grower customers and encourage them to participate in this survey. Ginners also may use the link to provide an assessment of crop losses in their trade territories and report damage to structures, equipment or other infrastructure.These estimates of crop losses and input costs will be very helpful for the NCC’s use in Congressional and Administration contacts as potential avenues for assistance are explored.