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Congress Calls on Administration for Economic Assistance for Cotton Producers 07/18/2017: A large, bipartisan block of 135 Senators and Representatives sent letters to President Trump today strongly urging the Administration’s support, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program effective for the 2016 crop year and on an ongoing basis. Learn more Mid-South Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture 07/10/2017: Twelve cotton producers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of July 17 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2017 Producer Information Exchange Program. Learn more USDA Issues June Acreage Report 06/30/2017: In its June acreage report, USDA estimated 2017-18 U.S. cotton plantings at 12.1 million acres, up 19.7% from 2016. Learn more FY18 Federal Budget Very Concerning 05/24/2017: The NCC says the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal includes a number of extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that, if implemented, would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton farming families. Learn more NCC: Maintaining NAFTA Benefits is Crucial 05/19/2017: The NCC says the United States must remain a participant in a vibrant North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because it has been and can continue to be a very positive trading platform for U.S. agriculture, including cotton and textiles. Learn more

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Cotton Facts

A bale of cotton weighs about
500 pounds
The U.S. cotton industry generates about
200,000 Jobs
The amount of cotton used to print $1 bills per year is typically
4,356,000 lbs.

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Member Spotlight

Ron Craft

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National Cotton Council Vice Chairman Ron Craft is a fifth generation cotton producer and ginner who was raised in Plains, Texas. He and his sister own New-Tex Gin Company in Plains, and he is a co-owner of Lov-Cot Warehouse in Lubbock.
Ron has held numerous leadership positions in the NCC including service as a director and as a member of its Quality Task Force and its executive and flow committees. He also is chairman of the National Cotton Ginners’ Association and a past president of the Plains Ginners, Texas Independent Ginners and Texas Cotton Ginners associations.

Very involved in his community, Ron serves as a sergeant for the Yoakum County Sherriff’s Department and as treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Plains. He has two sons who reside in Texas – Landon of Midland and Brandon of Lubbock.

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