2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
Discounted meeting pre-registration is available until Monday, December 17. Rooms at the New Orleans Marriott will be available at the special conference rate through Thursday, December 20.
2019 NCC Annual Meeting
Online pre-registration and hotel reservations can be made for the meeting, set for Feb. 8-10 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Room reservations also can be made by calling 1-800-648-4462 -- with Jan. 16 the special room rate deadline.
USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
This site contains a NCC-prepared summary of the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program.
2018 Seed Cotton Program Information
2018 Seed Cotton Program: FSA news releases, summary, PLC payment matrix, powerpoint presentations and webinars
Committee for the Advancement of Cotton
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Latest NewsTariff Mitigation Assistance Appreciated 12/17/2018: The NCC conveyed its thanks to President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for authorizing the second round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Learn more NCC Applauds EPA, COE for New WOTUS Rule 12/11/2018: The NCC appreciates the hard work by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in drafting the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that was released today. Learn more USDA December Production Report 12/11/2018: In its December crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 18.59 million bales. Learn more NCC Strongly Supports 2018 Farm Bill; Urges Quick Passage by Congress 12/11/2018: The NCC strongly supports the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released today and urges Congress to quickly pass the measure and the President to sign it into law. Learn more 2019 Beltwide Deadlines Near! 12/07/2018: Discounted meeting pre-registration is available until Monday, December 17. Hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott will be available at the special conference rate through Thursday, December 20. Learn more
Upcoming EventsBeltwide Cotton Conferences Jan 8 New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Jan 16 Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board of Directors Meeting Jan 16 Lubbock, TX Learn more Southern-Southeastern Annual Meeting Jan 16 The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head, South Carolina Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jan 17 Bakersfield, CA Learn more Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Jan 30 UGA Tifton Conference Center, Tifton, GA Learn more
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A National Cotton Council director, Shawn chairs the National Cotton Council’s American Cotton Producers and previously chaired its Farm Policy Task Force. He is a past chairman of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., and one of the original founders and chairman of the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Political Action Committee. He is a past president of Lamesa Cotton Growers.
A fourth-generation farmer, Shawn produces cotton in Texas’ Dawson and Martin counties. He is chairman of and partner in the United Gin Corporation near Lamesa. He recently was named the 2018 Texas Tech University Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist in Agricultural Production. He also received the 2017 Cotton Achievement Award from Cotton Grower magazine and was Farm Press Publications “High Cotton” Award winner for the Southwest Region in 2012. Shawn is active in several community and civic organizations with his wife, Julie. They have a daughter, Katy.