2010 NCC Annual Meeting

News and reports from the NCC's 2010 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

February 10, 2010
Jimmy Dodson to Chair American Cotton Producers in '10
James F. “Jimmy” Dodson, a Robstown, TX, producer, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the NCC for '10.
Cotton Achievement Award Honors Jack McDonald
The late Jack McDonald is the recipient of the '09 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cotton Service Award Honors Bill Lovelady
Bill Lovelady, a Tornillo, TX, cotton producer, is the recipient of the '09 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.
NCC Names '10 Directors
The NCC directors for '10 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held here on Feb. 4-8.
Smith to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2010
Eddie Smith, a Floydada, TX, cotton producer, was elected NCC chairman for '10.
NCC '10 State Unit Officers Named
NCC state unit officers for '10 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held here on Feb. 4-8.
February 6, 2010
California Ginner to Lead NCGA in 2010
The National Cotton Ginners Association elected its officers for '10 at its annual meeting, including the new president, Kirk Gilkey, manager of Cross Creek Gin, LLC in Corcoran, California.
US Cotton Poised for Recovery in '10
NCC Economist Dr. Gary Adams says lingering effects and uncertainties for the general economy continue to present challenges for the US cotton industry but data suggest the worst has been weathered and recent concerns are being replaced with prospects for recovery and growth.
February 5, 2010
NCC Survey Suggests US Producers to Plant 10.1 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in '10
US cotton producers intend to plant 10.1 million acres of cotton this spring, up more than 10 percent from '09, according to the NCC’s 27th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (<a href=news/meetings/2010annual/index.cfm>more Annual Meeting news</a>)
Darneille Elected '10 CCI President
Wallace L. (Wally) Darneille, a Lubbock, TX, cooperative official, will serve as Cotton Council International president for '10.
February 1, 2010
Senator Blanche Lincoln to Address '10 NCC Annual Meeting
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will deliver the keynote address at the NCC 2010 Annual Meeting being held in Memphis on February 4-8.