USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
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2018 Seed Cotton Program Information
2018 Seed Cotton Program: FSA news releases, summary, PLC payment matrix, powerpoint presentations and webinars
Committee for the Advancement of Cotton
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2018 Farm Bill Information
Links to documents and web sites containing information regarding the 2018 farm bill
NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital
The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much needed disaster and recovery assistance.
Latest NewsNCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital 06/03/2019: The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much needed disaster and recovery assistance for those farmers who were devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019. Learn more U.S. Cotton Grateful for Trade Assistance Package 05/23/2019: The NCC conveyed its appreciation to the Trump Administration for instituting a second round of trade mitigation payments for U.S. farmers. Learn more 2019 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set 05/22/2019: The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2019 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more NCC Thanks President for Steps to Advance USMCA Approval 05/20/2019: The NCC commends President Trump and his Administration for the recent outcome of negotiations with Mexico and Canada to remove the U.S. Section 232 tariffs and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs. Learn more Final 2018 USDA Crop Estimates 05/10/2019: In its final estimate of the 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 18.37 million bales. Learn more
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In 2019, Ron was elected as the NCC vice president representing the warehouse segment. Before that, he served for 11 years as a NCC director. He previously chaired the NCC’s Packaging & Distribution Committee and has served on the Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee and several other NCC committees. Among those he now serves on are the Cotton Flow Committee, the Farm Policy Task Force and the Performance and Standards Task Force.
Ron is chairman of EWR, Inc., vice president of the Cotton Growers Warehouse Association, having served previously as president, and is a past president of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Association.
An Eastern New Mexico University graduate, he is president/CEO of Farmers Cooperative Compress in Lubbock, and president/owner of Lazy H Land & Cattle, LLC. A deacon at First Baptist Church in Lubbock, Ron and his wife, Donita, have three children.