ACSA is vigilant in promoting sanctity of contract, both domestically and overseas.  Leadership of ACSA members plays an important role in formulating farm programs and cooperating with government agencies in the administration of such programs.  Through ACSA, our members strive to minimize contract disputes, both domestically and abroad, by working closely with national and international governments and their cotton trade organizations.

Current Issues

USDA Announces Steps to Address Cotton Storage Shortage in Southern Texas

October 19, 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced that cotton warehouse operators located in southern Texas may apply for authorization to store cotton outside in specifically designated areas, effective October 20, 2018 through January 31, 2019.  The warehouse operator must have a Cotton Storage Agreement with the [...]

Senate Ag Committee Hearing

Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing Overview  For questions on the note below, please contact Scott Parsons or Daniel Austin at (202) 547-3035. Today, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing entitled “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade.” Key Takeaways Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Ag Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), explained that the [...]

William H. “Buddy” Allen – ACSA Next President & CEO

WILLIAM H. "BUDDY" ALLEN As reported earlier this summer ACSA President/CEO, William E. May announced his plans to retire December 31, 2018. The ACSA Board approved the formation of a search committee of ACSA Past Chairmen during the ACSA annual meeting in May of this year to interview prospective candidates for the [...]


ACSA PRESIDENT AND CEO TO RETIRE       ACSA President & CEO William E. May announced his plans to retire at the end of this year 2018, during the trade association’s 94th annual meeting in Austin, Texas. His career spanning 34 years of service has provided ACSA with leadership and dedication to serving the membership [...]

Farm Bill Fails in House

Today, May 18, 2018, the U.S. House rejected the GOP farm bill by a vote of 198-213.  Thirty Republicans joined all House Democrats in voting against the bill.  House Republican leaders and members of the Freedom Caucus met last night in an attempt to resolve a stand-off over the farm bill and unrelated immigration legislation.  [...]

China Includes Cotton on List to be Potentially Hit with High Tariffs

2018 April 4 -  Attached announcement regarding MOFCOM proposed list to levy retaliatory tariffs on Chinese imports  from the U.S. of agricultural and food products, including COTTON.      2018-0404 China Responds to U S Section 301 Trade Action Announcement_4-4-2018