2019 NCC Annual Meeting News


National Cotton Council 2019 State Unit Officers Named
National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2019 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in San Antonio, Texas, on February 8-10.

Shawn Holladay Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair
Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, Texas, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council for 2019, during the NCC’s recent Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.


National Cotton Council Names 2019 Directors
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council directors for 2019 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held in San Antonio, Texas, on February 8-10.

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Robert H. Chapman
The late Robert H. Chapman, III, who had a passion for textile manufacturing and who served as chairman, chief executive officer, and treasurer of Inman Mills in Spartanburg, S.C., received the 17th Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cotton Service Award Honors Phil Burnett
Phillip Burnett, a former chief staff executive for the National Cotton Council, received the 2018 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

Mike Tate to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2019
Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Ala., was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2019.

Wes Morgan to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association
The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association elected its 2019 officers on February 8 during its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Kirk Gilkey Is National Ginner Award Recipient
Kirk Gilkey, manager of the Cross-Creek II Gin in Corcoran, Calif., and who has provided several years of dedicated service to the U.S. cotton industry, is the 2018 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year.

Cotton Council International Elects 2019 Officers
Hank Reichle, a cooperative official from Greenwood, Miss., will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2019.


Ongoing Trade Tensions Between the U.S. and China Creating Uncertainty in the World Economy, Global Cotton Market
NCC economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2019 economic outlook.

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.5 Million Acres of Cotton in 2019
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9% from 2018 (based on USDA’s December 2018 estimate), according to the NCC’s 38th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.


Vela Addressing 2019 NCC Annual Meeting
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, will address delegates at the National Cotton Council’s 2019 Annual Meeting at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.