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Latest NewsUSDA October Production Report 10/11/2018: In its October crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop of 19.76 million bales. Learn more Elevating Efficiency Is 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ Goal 10/03/2018: MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), set for January 8-10 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., will provide insight on current research and emerging technology – to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. Learn more NCC Welcomes Updated Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada 10/01/2018: “The National Cotton Council (NCC) is extremely appreciative of the Trump Administration’s work to update and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, and our industry welcomes the conclusion of the negotiations,” said NCC Chairman Ron Craft, a Plains, Texas, ginner. Learn more USDA September Production Report 09/12/2018: In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop of 19.68 million bales. Learn more NCC: Grateful for Tariff Mitigation Assistance 08/27/2018: The National Cotton Council (NCC) thanks the Trump Administration for its recognition of the impacts of China’s retaliatory tariffs and applauds the Administration’s plan to assist U.S. farmers and ranchers facing trade disruptions from these tariffs. This support comes at a crucial time for the U.S. cotton industry. Learn more
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Since 2016, Barry Evans has served as the National Cotton Council’s secretary/treasurer and as its Finance Committee chair. He has served on multiple NCC committees, and currently is a Cotton Flow Committee member. Evans is a past vice chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP), has served on numerous ACP committees and currently serves on its Crop Insurance Working Group. He previously served as president and chairman of the Cotton Foundation. He also served as president and chairman of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., and chairs the Northern High Plains Boll Weevil Eradication Program Advisory Committee.
Evans’ farming operation in West Texas’ Swisher County is split between grain sorghum and cotton, and he is a Windstar Gins stockholder. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Lindy, have three children, Eric, Emily, and Haley.