ACSA collectively develops policy and advocates for its interests primarily in the following areas:

  • Data Systems and Information Development
  • Domestic Affairs Focusing on US Agricultural and Regulatory Policy
  • Futures Contracts and Risk Management Tools
  • Gin, Warehouse, and Domestic Trade Issues
  • Foreign Affairs: Trade Agreements, Compliance, and Contract Sanctity
  • Transportation and Insurance
  • Quality, Quotations, and Technical Standards

ACSA members benefit from association staff, events, relationships, and the strength of a collective voice to our government, industry colleagues, and trade partners.  ACSA membership also entitles merchant firms, primary buyers and mill service agents full membership status in The National Cotton Council of America.

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.

Above all else, membership in ACSA equips and associates you with a legacy of vigilant work to maintain contract sanctity.  Through our arbitration procedures, administration of default lists, network with global industry organizations, and collective voice, ACSA membership help to protect its members from defaults.

Contact ACSA staff for more information.