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Latest NewsU.S. Cotton Producers Maintain Access to Critical Weed Control Tool06/22/2020: The NCC is pleased with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's denial of an emergency motion to halt dicamba use -- a ruling that provides U.S. cotton producers with a very important weed control tool this season and prevents devastating financial losses.Learn moreRespect EPA’s Dicamba Decision & Protect Farmers’ Livelihoods During Growing Season06/18/2020: Grower Coalition Files Amicus Brief to Defend Continued Use of Existing StocksLearn moreNCC Commends Administrator Wheeler’s Selection for EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee06/17/2020: NCC Commends Administrator Wheeler’s Selection for EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory CommitteeLearn moreDicamba Availability Critical to Cotton Production Stability06/10/2020: The NCC is grateful for EPA’s quick action enabling cotton producers to use existing stocks of three dicamba formulations this season following the recent court decision to vacate the products’ registrations.Learn moreNCC: Dicamba Herbicides Are Essential Tool06/05/2020: MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The NCC says that U.S. cotton producers will face a serious challenge if not able to use dicamba herbicides this season.Learn more
Upcoming EventsPlains Cotton Growers Quarterly Board MeetingJul8Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403Learn moreArizona Cotton Ginners and Growers Annual MeetingJul8Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, AZLearn moreCottonseed & Feed Association 2020 Annual MeetingJul9Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MOLearn moreCalcot Board of Directors MeetingJul16Phoenix, AZLearn moreSouthern Southeastern Mid-Year Board MeetingJul20Sheraton Bay Point, Panama City Beach, FloridaLearn moreCotton Board & Cotton Incorporated Joint Board MeetingAug4The Phoenician, Scottsdale AZLearn more
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Based in Greenville, S.C., Lea is employed by DECA Global LLC as a senior trader managing the cotton division. He previously owned and operated Eastern Trading Company, a cotton merchandising firm. Lea has a long history of industry service. A member of the National Cotton Council's 1999 Cotton Leadership class, he served as a NCC director for several years before recently being elected as a NCC vice president for 2020. He has served on and currently serves on multiple NCC committees. Previously, he served as president of the NCC's export promotion's arm, Cotton Council International, as president for two terms of the American Cotton Shipper’s Association, and as chairman of the International Cotton Association in Liverpool, England. Lea is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Memphis Cotton Exchange Cotton School.