2020 NCC Annual Meeting News


Mark McKean Elected American Cotton Producers Chair
Mark McKean of Riverdale, Calif., was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council for 2020, during the NCC’s recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.


NCC 2020 State Unit Officers Named
National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2020 were elected at the industrywide organization’s 2020 annual meeting held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana.

NCC Names 2020 Directors
The National Cotton Council directors for 2020 were announced at the NCC’s recent 2020 annual meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Ron Craft Is National Ginner Award Recipient
Ron Craft, general manager of New-Tex Gin in Plains, Texas is the 2019 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year.

Cotton Service Award Honors Bill May
Bill May, former president of the Memphis-based American Cotton Shippers Association, received the 2019 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

Kent Fountain to Lead NCC in 2020
Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Ga., ginner, was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2020.

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Earl Sears
The late Earl Sears, a former NCC executive vice president whose core belief was that “devotion to service is fundamental to success” received the 18th Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cotton Council International Elects 2020 Officers
Richard L. (Ricky) Clarke, III, a merchant from Cordova, Tenn., will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2020.

Summary of NCC 2020 Cotton Economic Outlook
The NCC prepared a summary of its 2020 Cotton Economic Outlook that was presented at the NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting on February 15.


2020 World Cotton Outlook: U.S.-China Phase 1 Implementation and Coronavirus Bring New Uncertainties
National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook.

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 13.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2020
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.0 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5 percent from 2019 (based on USDA’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.


Doud to Address NCC Delegates
Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will address the Sunday general session of the NCC’s 2020 Annual Meeting which is set for February 14-16 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.