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Latest NewsUSDA Announces Prospective Plantings 03/31/2020: Learn more NCC: Stimulus Measure Critically Needed Now 03/25/2020: The U.S. cotton industry commends Congress and the Administration for reaching agreement today on a broad-based economic relief/stimulus package for individuals and businesses, including the agriculture sector. Learn more High Cotton Winners Recognized 02/28/2020: Recipients of the 2020 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards and regions they represent are cotton producers: Larry Ford, Greenwood, Fla., Southeast; Matt/Kelly Griggs, Humboldt, Tenn., Mid-South; Dan Smith, Lockney, Texas, Southwest; and Greg Wuertz, Coolidge, Ariz., West. Learn more USMCA Offers Stability in Key Markets 01/29/2020: The NCC applauded President Trump’s signing on January 29 of the Congressionally-approved U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Learn more NCC: New Waters Rule Is Practical 01/23/2020: The NCC welcomed the EPA/Corps of Engineers’ release today of the Trump Administration’s version of the “waters of the United States,” officially named the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Learn more
Upcoming EventsPCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Apr 15 Lubbock, TX Learn more 2020 American Cotton Producers Spring Meeting Apr 15 Omni Mandalay Las Colinas, Dallas (Irving), TX Learn more ACSA Convention May 6 Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC Learn more National Cottonseed Products Assoc. Annual Meeting May 18 Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting May 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Calcot Board of Directors Meeting May 21 San Antonio, TX Learn more
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Robin Perkins, III
A 1991 graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. degree in Textile and Apparel Management, Robin has been a textile industry business leader for more than 29 years. He was a founding member of Frontier Yarns, where he served as president before becoming CEO in 2014. Currently serving as Frontier's chief executive officer, he is responsible for the Sanford, N.C., company's operations, strategy, vision, marketing and culture.
A National Cotton Council director since 2014 and past/current member of multiple NCC committees, he recently was elected as a NCC vice president for 2020. Among boards on which he has served are: NCC's export promotions arm, Cotton Council International; National Council of Textile Organizations; Cotton Board; and Textile Foundation at NCSU's College of Textiles. He and his wife, Sonja, have two children.