Annual Meeting Special Room Rate Extended!
2019 NCC Annual Meeting (Feb. 8-10) special room rate deadline is extended until Jan. 22 (5 pm CST). For reservations at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, go online or call the hotel at 1-800-648-4462.
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2018 Seed Cotton Program: FSA news releases, summary, PLC payment matrix, powerpoint presentations and webinars
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Latest NewsEric 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 New Farm Law Will Underpin U.S. Agriculture 12/20/2018: The NCC is very appreciative of Congress, President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for their efforts on the new farm law. Learn more Tariff 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
Upcoming EventsGeorgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting Jan 30 UGA Tifton Conference Center, Tifton, GA Learn more NCC Annual Meeting Feb 8 Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX Learn more Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Annual Meeting Feb 19 Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, TX Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Feb 20 Lubbock, TX Learn more Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee Meeting Feb 27 Embassy Suites, 1022 S Shady Grove Rd, Memphis, TN Learn more Cotton Board Meeting Mar 4 L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 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.