USDA Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs
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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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2018 Farm Bill Information
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NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital
The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much needed disaster and recovery assistance.
Latest NewsEPA Approves Sulfoxaflor Use on Cotton 07/12/2019: The NCC is grateful for EPA’s decision granting use on cotton of sulfoxaflor (commercially known as Transform©) – a uniquely designed insecticide that targets piercing/sucking insect pests such as aphids and plant bugs. Learn more U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Pilot Underway 07/11/2019: The NCC has initiated a pilot of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a program designed to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers are farming responsibly and striving for continuous improvement. Learn more Enhanced Reporting Should Improve U.S. Cotton Flow 07/10/2019: Recently implemented policies based on National Cotton Council resolutions regarding warehouse bale shipment reporting are aimed at enhancing the industry’s reputation for timely delivery by getting U.S. raw cotton into customers’ hands faster. Learn more USDA June 2019 Acreage Report 06/28/2019: In its June 2019 acreage report, USDA estimated 2019-20 U.S. cotton plantings at 13.72 million acres, down 2.7% from 2018. Learn more NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital 06/03/2019: The National Cotton Council greatly appreciates Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much needed disaster and recovery assistance for those farmers who were devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019. Learn more
Upcoming EventsSouthern Southeastern Mid-Year Board Meeting Jul 15 Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jul 18 Phoenix, AZ Learn more 2019 American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation Joint Summer Meeting Jul 29 Omni Austin Hotel, Austin, TX Learn more AMCOT Conference 2019 Aug 2 Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey CA Learn more Cotton Board & Cotton Incorporated Joint Board Meeting Aug 5 Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC Learn more PCCA Board, Delegate Body & Marketing Pool Committee Meetings Aug 21 Lubbock, TX Learn more
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In 2019, Ron was elected as the NCC vice president representing the warehouse segment. Before that, he served for 11 years as a NCC director. He previously chaired the NCC’s Packaging & Distribution Committee and has served on the Joint Cotton Industry Bale Packaging Committee and several other NCC committees. Among those he now serves on are the Cotton Flow Committee, the Farm Policy Task Force and the Performance and Standards Task Force.
Ron is chairman of EWR, Inc., vice president of the Cotton Growers Warehouse Association, having served previously as president, and is a past president of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Association.
An Eastern New Mexico University graduate, he is president/CEO of Farmers Cooperative Compress in Lubbock, and president/owner of Lazy H Land & Cattle, LLC. A deacon at First Baptist Church in Lubbock, Ron and his wife, Donita, have three children.