The National Cotton Council’s annual survey of 2012 planting intentions will be mailed to upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton producers across the Cotton Belt on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

The survey, conducted each year to aid with industry planning and policy deliberations, provides the basis for the economic outlook presented to delegates during the NCC Annual Meeting in early February in Fort Worth, Texas.

Survey results will be presented during the Joint Meeting of Program Committees on Saturday morning, Feb. 11.

To enhance the survey’s accuracy, producers are encouraged to respond by the Jan. 24 deadline.

The current survey will be distributed through a combination of regular mail and e-mail with the intent of reaching all cotton farms across the Belt.

Growers who do not receive a survey may contact the NCC via email at for survey instructions.