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Latest NewsUSDA September Production Report 09/12/2018: In its September crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop of 19.68 million bales. Learn more NCC: Grateful for Tariff Mitigation Assistance 08/27/2018: The National Cotton Council (NCC) thanks the Trump Administration for its recognition of the impacts of China’s retaliatory tariffs and applauds the Administration’s plan to assist U.S. farmers and ranchers facing trade disruptions from these tariffs. This support comes at a crucial time for the U.S. cotton industry. Learn more Mid-South Cotton Producers to See Texas Operations 08/10/2018: Eleven cotton producers from the Mid-South will see cotton and other agriculture-related operations in Texas on August 20-23 as part of the 2018 National Cotton Council Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.). Learn more USDA August Production Report 08/10/2018: In its August crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 19.24 million bales. Learn more Southeast Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture 08/03/2018: Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the NCC’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more
Upcoming EventsCalcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Sep 24 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Meeting Sep 25 Phoenix, AZ Learn more Plains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board Meeting Oct 10 Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock, TX Learn more PCCA Board Meeting, Delegate Body Meeting, Marketing Pool Committee Meeting Oct 17 Lubbock, TX Learn more Sourcing USA Summit Nov 12 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona Learn more PCCA Board Meeting Nov 14 Lubbock, TX Learn more
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Since 2016, Barry Evans has served as the National Cotton Council’s secretary/treasurer and as its Finance Committee chair. He has served on multiple NCC committees, and currently is a Cotton Flow Committee member. Evans is a past vice chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP), has served on numerous ACP committees and currently serves on its Crop Insurance Working Group. He previously served as president and chairman of the Cotton Foundation. He also served as president and chairman of Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., and chairs the Northern High Plains Boll Weevil Eradication Program Advisory Committee.
Evans’ farming operation in West Texas’ Swisher County is split between grain sorghum and cotton, and he is a Windstar Gins stockholder. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Lindy, have three children, Eric, Emily, and Haley.