2007 Annual Meeting

News and reports from the NCC's 2007 annual meeting in Austin, TX.

February 7, 2007
Hardwick Re-elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, a producer from Newellton, LA, was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2007.
Pucheu to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2007
John Pucheu, a Tranquillity, CA, producer, was elected chairman of the National Cotton Council for 2007.
National Cotton Council Names 2007 Directors
NCC directors for 2007 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting on February 4.
February 6, 2007
Cotton Achievement Award Honors William Garrard
AUSTIN, TX – The late William M. Garrard, the first general manager of Staplcotn Cooperative, is the recipient of the 2006 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cotton Service Award Honors Bruce Heiden
Bruce Heiden, a former National Cotton Council president and Board chairman, is the recipient of the 2006 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
February 3, 2007
Georgia Ginner to Lead NCGA in '07
The National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its officers for 2007 at its annual meeting here on February 3.
U.S. Cotton Industry Grappling With Competitive Global Marketplace
Dr. Gary Adams, NCC's vice president, Economics and Policy Analysis, said U.S. cotton’s situation in 2007 will be shaped by a number of uncertainties and challenges, but there is some cause for optimism.
February 2, 2007
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 9.5 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in 2008
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.2 million acres of cotton this spring, down almost 14 percent from 2006, according to the National Cotton Council’s 24th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey (see table attached).
Adams Elected 2007 Cotton Council International President
Michael M. Adams, a Greenwood, MS, cotton cooperative official, will serve as 2007 president of Cotton Council International.
January 30, 2007
Industry Delegates’ 2007 Resolutions Will Help NCC Meet Challenges in Farm Policy, Trade Arenas
Delegates at the NCC’s 2007 Annual Meeting will develop policies and programs that will help the U.S. cotton industry to compete effectively and profitably in markets at home and abroad.