The National Cotton Council of America`s mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad. The Council serves as the central forum for consensus-building among producers, ginners, warehousers, merchants, cottonseed processors/dealers, cooperatives and textile manufacturers. The organization is the unifying force in working with the government to ensure that cotton`s interests are considered. The Council`s mission and objectives are carried out with the help of democratically-developed policy. Annual policymaking is initiated through recommendations generated by the Council`s six program committees.