Latest News Releases

Latest news releases from the National Cotton Council

2019

2019 Ginner Schools Registration Now Open
02/20/2019
U.S. certified ginners, gin managers and superintendents are urged to register for one of the 2019 Ginner Schools. Learn more


National Cotton Council 2019 State Unit Officers Named
02/12/2019
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. Learn more


Shawn Holladay Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair
02/12/2019
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. Learn more


USDA January Production Report
02/11/2019
In its January Annual crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 18.39 million bales. Learn more


National Cotton Council Names 2019 Directors
02/11/2019
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. Learn more


Cotton Achievement Award Honors Robert H. Chapman
02/11/2019
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. Learn more


Cotton Service Award Honors Phil Burnett
02/11/2019
Phillip Burnett, a former chief staff executive for the National Cotton Council, received the 2018 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. Learn more


Mike Tate to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2019
02/11/2019
Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Ala., was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2019. Learn more


Wes Morgan to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association
02/11/2019
The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association elected its 2019 officers on February 8 during its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more


Kirk Gilkey Is National Ginner Award Recipient
02/11/2019
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. Learn more


Cotton Council International Elects 2019 Officers
02/11/2019
Hank Reichle, a cooperative official from Greenwood, Miss., will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2019. Learn more


Ongoing Trade Tensions Between the U.S. and China Creating Uncertainty in the World Economy, Global Cotton Market
02/09/2019
NCC economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2019 economic outlook. Learn more


NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.5 Million Acres of Cotton in 2019
02/09/2019
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. Learn more


Vela Addressing 2019 NCC Annual Meeting
02/01/2019
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. Learn more


NCC Welcomes FSA Offices Reopening
01/22/2019
The NCC greatly appreciates USDA and the Administration for reopening all Farm Service Agency offices and bringing back staff to conduct services essential to cotton producers and the entire cotton industry. Learn more


Eric Hequet Receives 2018 Cotton Genetics Research Award
01/10/2019
Dr. Eric Hequet, a former cotton breeder and current chair of Texas Tech University’s Plant & Soil Science Department in Lubbock, has been selected by the Joint Cotton Breeding Committee as the recipient of the 2018 Cotton Genetics Research Award. Learn more