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Latest NewsUSDA Announces Prospective Plantings 03/29/2019: USDA’s March Prospective Plantings Report indicates U.S. producers intend to plant 13.8 million acres of cotton in 2019-20, 2.3% less than the previous year. Learn more 2019 Ginner Schools Registration Now Open 02/20/2019: U.S. certified ginners, gin managers and superintendents are urged to register for one of the 2019 Ginner Schools. Learn more USDA January Production Report 02/11/2019: In its January Annual crop report, USDA estimated a 2018-19 U.S. crop of 18.39 million bales. Learn more NCC Welcomes FSA Offices Reopening 01/22/2019: The NCC greatly appreciates USDA and the Administration for reopening all Farm Service Agency offices and bringing back staff to conduct services essential to cotton producers and the entire cotton industry. 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.