Meeting Announcement: Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards

May 31, 2024

Today, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service announced the dates for the Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards (ACUCS). The purpose of the meeting is to make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the establishment, revision or change of the Universal Standards for American Upland Cotton.

The meeting will be held in person in Memphis, Tenn. on the following days:

  • June 25, 2024, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT,
  • June 26, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, and
  • June 27, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

To address the Advisory Committee during the meeting or submit written comments, please visit Meeting details and information on the public comment period can be viewed in the Federal Register notice published on May, 31, 2024.

The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For special accommodations, please contact Gretchen Deatherage, ACUCS Designated Federal Officer, at or by phone at (901) 384-3030. Information about the meeting and the committee is also available at or

USDA re-established the ACUCS in 2023. Committee members represent a broad cross-section of the industry. The committee includes representatives of all segments of the U.S. cotton industry and 20 international associations that are signatories to the Universal Cotton Standards Agreement which is authorized under the United States Cotton Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51-65).

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