2018 NCC Annual Meeting Feb. 9-11 Omni Fort Worth **Housing Deadline Jan. 17**
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2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
2018 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, held January 3-5, 2018 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX.
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 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
Upcoming EventsSouthern Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 17 Marriott Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Learn more Georgia Cotton Commission 11th Annual Meeting Jan 31 Tifton, GA Learn more NCC Annual Meeting Feb 9 Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX Learn more PCCA 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
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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.