2018 Seed Cotton Information Conference Calls/Webinars Set
U.S. cotton industry members are encouraged to participate in National Cotton Council-hosted regional information conference calls/webinars on February 19 and 20 regarding provisions of the Seed Cotton Program authorized under current farm law.
2018 Seed Cotton Program Information
2018 Seed Cotton Program Summary
2018 Seed Cotton PLC Payment Matrix
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Cotton Newsline: January 12, 2018
Just prior to their Christmas break, the House passed the third installment of a Supplemental Disaster funding bill to address losses following last year's hurricanes and wildfires.
Latest NewsNCC Applauds House Passage of Supplemental Funding Bill with Cotton Policy 12/22/2017: The NCC applauds the House of Representatives for advancing its Supplemental Appropriations bill on December 21 that includes critically needed policy to restore eligibility for cotton in the Title I ARC/PLC programs of the farm bill. Learn more NCC: Tax Reform Welcome, Stronger Farm Policy Needed 12/20/2017: The U.S. cotton industry is pleased with passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) – legislation it supported that can spur economic growth by 1) lowering taxes and 2) simplifying the code for America’s cotton producers and associated businesses. Learn more NCC Thanks U.S. Trade Representative for Support of U.S. Cotton Producers 12/14/2017: NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee thanked the leadership of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the U.S. negotiating team for their support of U.S. farmers at the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference. Learn more USDA December Production Report 12/12/2017: In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.44 million bales. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Feb 21 Lubbock, TX Learn more California Cotton Ginners and Growers Annual Meeting Feb 21 Monterey, CA Learn more Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee Meeting Feb 27 Embassy Suites Memphis Hotel, Memphis, TN Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Mar 15 San Antonio, TX Learn more Staplcotn/Stapldiscount Board Meeting Mar 21 Greenwood, MS Learn more TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show Apr 5 Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX. Learn more
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A NCC vice president and previous NCC director, David has been active on multiple NCC committees, among them Cotton Flow. Currently, he is a member of the NCC's Farm Policy Task Force, is vice chairman of the NCC's International Trade Policy Committee and a member of Cotton Council International's Export Promotion Committee. He previously chaired the National Council of Textile Organizations and serves on its Executive Committee. He also served on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce's Manufacturing Advisory Council.
Having worked in various capacities in his 31 years at Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., David became president of the Mauldin, S.C.-based company in January 2008 and assumed CEO duties a year later. Prior to joining this manufacturer of textile, chemical, and related products, he was a manager with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Hastings earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and is a certified public accountant. He is married to Kelly Cox Hastings and they have three children.