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Latest NewsFY18 Federal Budget Very Concerning 05/24/2017: The NCC says the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal includes a number of extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that, if implemented, would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton farming families. Learn more NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial 05/19/2017: The NCC says the United States must remain a participant in a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because it has been and can continue to be a very positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles. Learn more NCC: Lighthizer Confirmation Positive For Exports 05/11/2017: The NCC is pleased with the Senate’s confirmation (82-14) today of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) – calling it an important step for promoting fair trade and export development. Learn more Final 2016 USDA Crop Estimates Announced 05/10/2017: Learn more 2017 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set 05/04/2017: The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCWAA Meeting Jun 21 The Benson Hotel, Portland, OR Learn more Arizona Cotton Ginners and Growers Joint Meeting Jun 29 Flagstaff, AZ Learn more SCGA Summer Meeting Jul 10 DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette, Lafayette, LA Learn more Southern Southeastern Mid Year Board Meeting Jul 10 Marriott Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Learn more Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Board Meeting Jul 12 Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock, TX Learn more NCPA/CFA Joint Convention Jul 13 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Fernandina Beach, FL Learn more
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National Cotton Council Vice Chairman Ron Craft is a fifth generation cotton producer and ginner who was raised in Plains, Texas. He and his sister own New-Tex Gin Company in Plains, and he is a co-owner of Lov-Cot Warehouse in Lubbock.
Ron has held numerous leadership positions in the NCC including service as a director and as a member of its Quality Task Force and its executive and flow committees. He also is chairman of the National Cotton Ginners’ Association and a past president of the Plains Ginners, Texas Independent Ginners and Texas Cotton Ginners associations.
Very involved in his community, Ron serves as a sergeant for the Yoakum County Sherriff’s Department and as treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Plains. He has two sons who reside in Texas – Landon of Midland and Brandon of Lubbock.