COTTON USA OrientationTour in Harlingen and Lubbock, TEXAS!

July 27 & 28, 2022

On July 27 & 28, President Nick Peay will welcome the 2022 COTTON USA Special Trade Mission from Pakistan to TEXAS! On the morning of the 27th, the group will be led on a farm, gin and warehouse tour in Harlingen, Texas, by the National Cotton Council representative, Dwight Jackson, before departing for Lubbock. They are expected to arrive in Lubbock, Texas later that afternoon for a reception and dinner hosted by the Lubbock Cotton Exchange, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (AMCOT), The Texas Cotton Association and Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., at Cooks Garage beginning at 6:30 p.m. The host groups will conduct a seminar the next morning either at the new USDA Lubbock Cotton Classing facility. The CCI delegation participant list to include twenty (20) participants and four (4) from Cotton Council International staff is enclosed along with an US tour itinerary. 

Cotton Council International

2022 COTTON USA Special Trade Mission from Pakistan 

Lubbock, Texas Industry Seminar

Thursday, July 28 – 8:30 a.m.

USDA-AMS Cotton Classification Complex 

Texas Cotton – Your Source for Quality and Reliability!

  • Welcome (8:30 a.m.) - Fran Jackson, President, Lubbock Cotton Exchange
  • Pakistan Presentation - STM Delegation (15 min)
  • Texas Cotton Production Systems - Kody Bessent (10 min), CEO, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., representing Texas Cotton Producers, Inc.
  • Texas Cotton Supply and Quality - Carlos Garcia (10 min), Export Sales Manager, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, representing AMCOT
  • Texas Reliability of Service, Demand & Logistics -  Nick Peay (10 min), President of The Texas Cotton Association and Sr. Cotton Merchant, Allenberg Cotton Co., (a division of Louis Dreyfus Company) 
  • Texas Cotton Quality in Developmental Research -  Jane Dever, Ph.D. (15 min) of Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Classing Office Tour - Danny Martinez (45 min), Area Director, USDA AMS Cotton Program
  • Closing Comments - Fran Jackson, President of Lubbock Cotton Exchange and CEO of ACG Cotton Marketing LLC 

Please R.S.V.P. Ursula Caswell of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange at [email protected] (subject line: CCI LUBBOCK) Please include your first/last name and the firm/city/state for name badge purposes. Please indicate your participation in the reception and dinner on July 27, 2022 and the seminar on July 28, 2022.

***Please note that your R.S.V.P. constitutes your agreement to be billed for your share of the costs associated with the functions.***

We encourage you to participate in the 2022 COTTON USA Special Trade Mission from Pakistan as we welcome this delegation to TEXAS!

COTTON USA 2022 Special Itinerary
COTTON USA 2022 Participant List