2018 NCC Annual Meeting News


Cotton Service Award Honors John Maguire
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.

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Bill Lovelady
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.

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


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

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


Shawn Holladay Elected American Cotton Producers Chair
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.


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

Dwayne Alford Is National Ginner Award Recipient
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.


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

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 13.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 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.


Conaway Addressing 2018 NCC Annual Meeting
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"