Cotton Program

Upland Cotton Economic Adjustment Assistance Program 

The Food Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Act) initiates a program whereby payments will be made to eligible participants. The Regulations and Agreement (enclosed) set forth the terms and conditions under which the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will make payments.  

List of Participants Earning Payments

Extra Long Staple Cotton

The Special Competitive Provisions for Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton, also known as Pima cotton, began in the fall of 1999 to help domestic mills and exporters to be competitive in the world market.

To be eligible for payment, Domestic Users and Exporters are required to sign an agreement and comply with all rules and regulations of the ELS cotton program. The payment rate is announced by a rate report every Thursday in Washington, D. C., for the following Friday through Thursday, which is also known as the rate week. 

  • CRD-05-01 (pdf) - Through Bills of Lading from the Port of Memphis, Tennessee 

Additional Resources

Contact Information 

Warehouse and Commodity Management Division
Beacon Facility - Mail Stop 9148
P. O. Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205 
Telephone: 816-926-6454
Fax: 844-930-0174

E-Mail: EAAP.ELS@usda.gov

Express Mail Address:

Warehouse and Commodity Management Division
Beacon Facility - Mail Stop 9148
2312 East Bannister Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-3011
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.