Latest News Releases

Latest news releases from the National Cotton Council

2018

Cotton Service Award Honors John Maguire
02/15/2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – John Maguire, former National Cotton Council senior vice president for Washington Operations, is the recipient of the 2017 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. Learn more


Cotton Achievement Award Honors Bill Lovelady
02/15/2018
The late William T. “Bill” Lovelady, a long-time West Texas cotton producer and former NCC president who effected a profound, positive influence on the U.S. cotton industry, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more


Ron Craft to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2018
02/15/2018
Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, Texas, was elected NCC chairman for 2018. Learn more


National Cotton Council 2018 State Unit Officers Named
02/14/2018
NCC state unit officers for 2018 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more


National Cotton Council Names 2018 Directors
02/14/2018
The NCC directors for 2018 were announced at its annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more


2018 Seed Cotton Information Conference Call/Webinar Set
02/13/2018
U.S. cotton industry members are encouraged to participate in a NCC-hosted regional information conference call/webinar on February 26 regarding provisions of the Seed Cotton Program authorized under current farm law. Learn more


Shawn Holladay Elected American Cotton Producers Chair
02/13/2018
Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, Texas, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2018, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Learn more


Cotton Council International Elects 2018 Officers
02/12/2018
Ted Schneider, a producer from Lake Providence, La., will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2018. Learn more


Dwayne Alford Is National Ginner Award Recipient
02/12/2018
Dwayne Alford, former manager and vice president of YUCO Gin, and who provided several years of dedicated service to the U.S. cotton industry, is the 2017 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. Learn more


Improving Global Demand and Increased Stocks in Key Exporting Countries Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton Outlook
02/10/2018
NCC economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook. Learn more


NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 13.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 2018
02/10/2018
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the NCC’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Learn more


NCC: New Cotton Policy Gives Much Needed Boost
02/09/2018
The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress’ passage of a supplemental disaster bill. Learn more


Conaway Addressing 2018 NCC Annual Meeting
02/01/2018
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is scheduled to provide the keynote address at the 2018 National Cotton Council Annual Meeting's "Program Committees Joint Meeting and Economic Outlook" Learn more


USDA January Production Report
01/12/2018
In its January (2018) crop report, USDA estimated a 2017-18 U.S. crop of 21.26 million bales. Learn more


NCC Lauds Rural Prosperity Task Force Efforts
01/11/2018
The NCC lauds the work of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that was presented to President Trump the week of January 8. Learn more


Todd Campbell Receives 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award
01/05/2018
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence, S.C., is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award. Learn more