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Latest NewsFY18 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 NCC: Lighthizer Confirmation Positive For Exports 05/11/2017: The NCC is pleased with the Senate’s confirmation (82-14) today of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) – calling it an important step for promoting fair trade and export development. Learn more Final 2016 USDA Crop Estimates Announced 05/10/2017: Learn more 2017 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set 05/04/2017: The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Learn more
Upcoming Events60th CGWA Annual Meeting Jun 2 Aloft Greenville Downtown in Greenville, SC Learn more Cotton Incorporated June Meeting Jun 13 Dallas, TX Learn more Calcot Ltd Board of Directors Meeting Jun 15 Phoenix, AZ Learn more PCCA Board Meeting and Delegate Body Meeting Jun 21 Lubbock, TX Learn more Staplcotn/Stapldiscount Board Meeting Jun 21 Greenwood, MS Learn more CWAA Meeting Jun 21 The Benson Hotel, Portland, OR Learn more
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National Cotton Council Chairman Ronnie Lee is a busy man with a passion for agriculture. The Bronwood, Ga., producer has long been active in the industry’s central organization, serving as a NCC delegate from 2003-2016, as a NCC director in 2015 and as the NCC’s vice chairman in 2016. In 2014, he served as an American Cotton Producers vice chairman representing the Southeast. He currently is a Cotton Incorporated director.
As the managing partner of Lee Farms, Ronnie raises cotton, corn, peanuts, small grains, hay, pecans and cattle in three Georgia counties.
Lee owns and operates McCleskey Cotton Company, a ginning and warehousing operation with locations in Bronwood and Albany. His gin is an owner of Chickasha of Georgia. He also owns a trucking company, a flying service and other agribusinesses in which his three sons, Ron, Chandler, and Neil, are actively involved.