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Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Grateful for Trade Assistance Package 05/23/2019: The NCC conveyed its appreciation to the Trump Administration for instituting a second round of trade mitigation payments for U.S. farmers. Learn more 2019 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set 05/22/2019: The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2019 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more NCC Thanks President for Steps to Advance USMCA Approval 05/20/2019: The NCC commends President Trump and his Administration for the recent outcome of negotiations with Mexico and Canada to remove the U.S. Section 232 tariffs and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs. Learn more Final 2018 USDA Crop Estimates 05/10/2019: In its final estimate of the 2018-19 U.S. cotton crop, USDA placed total production at 18.37 million bales. Learn more Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected 05/03/2019: Thirteen U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen for the National Cotton Council’s 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Learn more
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Kirk Gilkey is a newly-elected National Cotton Council vice president, representing the ginner segment. He previously was a NCC director and has chaired both the NCC's Joint Industry Bale Packaging Committee and Packaging and Distribution Program Committee. He was president (2010) and chairman (2011) of the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) and has chaired or served on most of NCGA's committees and subcommittees. He was the NCGA’s 2018 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He also has chaired the California Cotton Ginners Association and was its Ginner of the Year in 2000.
Manager of the Cross-Creek II Gin in Corcoran, Calif., where he was born and raised, Kirk also is general manager of Gilkey Farming Enterprises as well as Gilkey Five, a freight shipping/trucking firm, of which he is a partner. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic State University.