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2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. Participants include: PRODUCERS — Rafe Banks, Clarkedale, Ark.; Brandon Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz.; Matt Coley, Vienna, Ga.; Paul Minzenmayer, Rowena, Texas; Sutton Page, Avoca, Texas; and Brad Williams, Burlison, Tenn.; GINNERS — Phillip Kidd, Edmonson, Texas; and ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton’s Virtues Being Exhibited

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2015) – Key textile executives from 11 Pakistani companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt May 3-9 to observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and to meet with U.S. cotton exporters. The COTTON USA Pakistan Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. At this ... Read More »

North Carolina Cotton Industry Leader Leaves Legacy of Leadership and Learning

North Carolina cotton producer and industry leader Billy Carter passed away on New Year’s Day, 2011, but he left behind a legacy that even today continues to improve tomorrow’s agricultural leaders through the Billy Carter Cotton Leadership Scholarship Endowment. North Carolina State University seniors Jennifer Evans and Cassandra Ingram never knew Carter, but they have grown to appreciate what he did for agriculture, and what his scholarship has done for them in their college careers. “I had the chance to meet Billy’s wife Beverly, their daughter and several other family members at a NCSU scholarship recognition event, and after my conversations with them, it was clear how much impact Mr. Carter had on agriculture not only domestically, but internationally as well,” explains Cassandra Ingram of High Point, N.C. Read More »