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Latest NewsMid-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 Southwest, Far West Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Operations 07/27/2018: Southwest, Far West Cotton Producers to See Mid-South Operations Learn more NCC: Trade Assistance is Appreciated 07/24/2018: The National Cotton Council is thankful for the Trump Administration’s plan to assist U.S. farmers and ranchers facing trade disruptions from retaliation tariffs. Learn more
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National Cotton Council Vice President Kevin Brinkley is an active NCC member and currently serves on its Cotton Flow and Farm Program & Economic Policy committees and its Farm Policy and Sustainability task forces.
After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University, he joined the NCC in 1989 as a field representative and then served as an economist where he conducted farm policy analysis and provided marketing support for Cotton Council International’s efforts to promote U.S. cotton.
Brinkley joined the staff of The Seam as marketing manager when the company was created in 2000 and was serving as its chairman and chief executive officer before being named to his current position of president/CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association in Lubbock. Kevin and his wife, Mary, have three children.