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2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced 04/27/2017
Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the NCC's Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18.
NCC Pleased With Perdue Confirmation 04/24/2017
The NCC looks forward to working with Sonny Perdue who was confirmed on April 24 by the Senate as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
NCC Conveys Farm Law Priorities 04/04/2017
In April 4 testimony before a House panel hearing, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee said U.S. cotton's central organization looks forward to working with the House and Senate agriculture committees and with other agricultural organizations to gain passage of a farm bill that effectively addresses the needs of all commodities.
NCC Pleased With EPA’s Chlorpyrifos Action 03/30/2017
EPA released an order on March 29 denying in full the petition requesting that the agency revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. EPA now will move forward on updating and revising the human health assessment for chlorpyrifos under the standard procedures of the ongoing registration review process.
NCC: President’s Recognition of U.S. Agriculture Encouraging 03/21/2017
The NCC applauded President Donald Trump’s March 21 issuance of a National Agriculture Day proclamation that stated, “America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity.”
Ag Groups Conduct ‘Substantive, Productive’ Meeting with Trump Administration on Trade 03/16/2017
Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting on March 15 that was focused on the importance of continued growth of food and agriculture exports.
2017 High Cotton Winners Recognized 03/06/2017
The 2017 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients are: Southeast – Ronnie Burleson/Andrew Burleson, Richfield, N.C. Mid-South – Byron Seward, Louise, Miss.; Southwest – Brent Hendon, Welch, Texas; and Far West – Mark McKean, Riverdale, California.
NCC Grateful for Trump’s Special Assistant Appointment 02/27/2017
The NCC appreciates President Donald Trump’s appointment of Ray Starling to the position of Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance.
NCC Applauds Scott Pruitt Confirmation 02/17/2017
NCC Applauds Scott Pruitt Confirmation
National Cotton Council 2017 State Unit Officers Named 02/14/2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2017 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 10-12.
National Cotton Council Names 2017 Directors 02/14/2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council directors for 2017 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 10-12.
Michael Tate Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair 02/14/2017
Michael Tate of Huntsville, Ala., was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2017, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas, on February 10-12.
David Blakemore to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association 02/13/2017
The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its 2017 officers on February 11 during its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Ronnie Lee to Lead the NCC in 2017 02/13/2017
Ronnie Lee to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2017 Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, Ga., was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2017.
Kent Fountain Is National Ginner Award Recipient 02/13/2017
Kent Fountain, managing partner of Southeastern Gin and Peanut in Surrency, Ga., and a tireless leader in the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA), Southeastern Ginners and National Cotton Council, is the 2016 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year.
Cotton Service Award Honors Mark Lange 02/13/2017
Dr. Mark Lange, who served as president and chief executive officer for the National Cotton Council from 2003 until his retirement in 2015, is the recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.
Cotton Achievement Award Honors Charlie Owen 02/13/2017
The late Charles C. Owen, an Arizona ginner whose career was marked by his strong desire to advance the U.S. cotton industry through quality preservation, research, employee education and outreach to U.S. cotton’s customers, is the recipient of the 2016 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year 02/11/2017
National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry.
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017 02/11/2017
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached)
Cotton Council International Elects 2017 Officers 02/10/2017
Eduardo L. (Eddy) Esteve, a merchant from Dallas, Texas, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2017. He and other CCI officers were elected at CCI’s board meeting in Dallas today during the National Cotton Council’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
NCC Ready to Work With New Agriculture Secretary 01/19/2017
The National Cotton Council congratulates former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on his nomination for Secretary of Agriculture.
Dr. Peng Chee Receives 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award 01/05/2017
Dr. Peng Chee, a professor of Cotton Molecular Genetics/Breeding at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, is the recipient of the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award.