2021 NCC Annual Meeting News


Industry Leaders Chosen in 17 States
NCC members from across the Cotton Belt were elected to leadership positions during the NCC's 2021 virtual annual meeting


Kent Fountain to Lead National Cotton Council in 2021
Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Ga., ginner, was re-elected NCC chairman for 2021 during the organization’s virtual annual meeting today.

2021 World Cotton Outlook: Recovery in World Cotton Demand as the U.S. and World Economies Rebound
NCC economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2021 economic outlook.

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.5 Million Acres of Cotton in 2021
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.5 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.2% from 2020 (based on USDA’s February 2021 estimate), according to the NCC’s 40th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.


Cotton Council International Elects 2021 Officers
Ted D. Sheely, a producer from Lemoore, Calif., was elected as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2021.

NCC Survey: 11.5 Million U.S. Cotton Acres Seen Planted in 2021
The 11.5 million cotton acres would be down 5.2 percent from 2020.

National Cotton Council 2021 State Unit Officers Named
The NCC's 2021 state unit officers were elected during the NCC's virtual annual meeting.

National Cotton Council Names 2021 Directors
The National Cotton Council directors for 2021 were announced at the NCC’s virtual 2021 annual meeting.


Mark McKean Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair
Mark McKean of Riverdale, Calif., was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2021.

David Blakemore Is National Ginner Award Recipient
David Blakemore, an innovative Missouri ginner, was named the National Cotton Ginners Association's 2020 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. NCGA's Distinguished Service Award went to Jerry Scarborough.