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Latest NewsNCC 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 USDA November Production Report 11/09/2017: In its November crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.38 million bales. Learn more Midwest, Western Farmers to See High Plains Cotton Operations 11/08/2017: Farmers in the nation’s Midwest and Western regions will get a unique opportunity to observe cotton and other agricultural operations in West Texas on November 12-16, as part of the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP). Learn more Elevating Efficiency Is 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal 10/06/2017: The 2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 3-5 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Dec 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Beltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 3 Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX Learn more Boll Weevil Action Committee / Boll Weevil Protection Fund Meetings Jan 5 Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX Learn more PCCA Board Meeting Jan 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 17 Marriott Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jan 18 Bakersfield, CA 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.