Kent Fountain Is National Ginner Award Recipient

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Distinguished Service Award Goes to Rick Byler Kent Fountain, managing partner of Southeastern Gin and Peanut in Surrency, Ga., and a tireless leader in the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA), Southeastern Ginners and National Cotton Council, is the 2016 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He received NCGA’s award here today at its 2017 annual meeting. The Ginner …

Cotton Council International Elects 2017 Officers

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Eduardo L. (Eddy) Esteve, a merchant from Dallas, Texas, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2017. He and other CCI officers were elected at CCI’s board meeting during the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2017 Annual Meeting held February 10-12 in Dallas, Texas. CCI is the NCC’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than …

NCC Releases Economic Outlook

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite: 1) concerns about world demand, 2) Chinese imports below historical levels, 3) …

Cotton Demand Continues to Struggle

Dan Cotton

Although world consumption for cotton has expanded for the past five years, demand continues to struggle due to increased competition from lower priced man-made fibers. Dr. Gary Adams, President and CEO of the National Cotton Council, says the export market for U.S. cotton continues to be the primary outlet.