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NCC asks cotton growers to use online form to report hurricane losses

The National Cotton Council is asking Southeast cotton growers to use an online form to help the council better measure the damages and economic losses caused by Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence.

The National Cotton Council is asking Southeast cotton growers to use an online form to help the council better measure the damages and economic losses caused by Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence.

The reporting is confidential. Names of individual producers, farming operations or other businesses are not requested on the form, which takes only a few minutes to complete.

Respondents are encouraged to provide the following:

Storm – Please note if the storm damage incurred was from Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael.

State and County (or Counties) – Location of the Primary Farming Operation or Business

Crop Losses – Brief summary of yield impacts. Information can be summarized by providing either Pre- and Post-Michael/Florence yields or losses in either pounds or percentage of yield. Please also indicate the number of cotton acres by practice (irrigated or non-irrigated).

Costs of Production – Please specify the total production costs in $/acre invested in the crop up to this point. If the farming operation includes both irrigated and non-irrigated acres, please provide separate estimates for each practice.

Other Damages – Please provide any additional information on damages to other crops, farm structures, equipment or other infrastructure. Downstream impacts, either in physical damage or economic losses, to gins, warehouses and other cotton-related business are requested.

To fill out the form, click here.

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