2003 Annual Meeting

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February 18, 2003
Lange Named NCC President, CEO
NCC Board of Directors elected Dr. Mark D. Lange president and CEO at the NCC’s annual meeting in Tampa, FL. He succeeds Gaylon Booker, who retired after 41 years of service to the NCC and will serve as a consultant to the NCC in 2003.
 
February 12, 2003
Mark Williams Re-elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
Mark Williams was re-elected chairman of the NCC's American Cotton Producers.
 
National Cotton Council 2003 State Unit Officers Named
NCC 2003 State Unit Officers were named at the NCC annual meeting in Tampa, FL.
 
National Cotton Council Names 2003 Directors
NCC directors for 2003 were announced at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting in Tampa, FL.
 
February 10, 2003
Alabama Ginner to Serve as NCC Chairman For 2003
Alabama ginner Robert W. “Bobby” Greene was elected NCC chairman at the NCC’s Annual Meeting. He served as NCC’s vice chairman during 2002 and succeeds Mississippi producer Kenneth Hood, who will serve as chairman of the NCC’s Operations Committee in 2003.
 
Cotton Service Award Honors Rep. Larry Combest
Rep. Larry Combest (R-TX) was honored as the recipient of the 2003 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
 
Jack Hamilton Honored As Cotton Industry Achievement Award Recipient
The late Jack Hamilton is the recipient of the 2003 Cotton Industry Achievement Award.
 
U.S. Cotton Sector’s Survival Hinges on Farm, Trade Policy Compatibility
In his address to the NCC's annual meeting in Tampa, 2002 Chairman Kenneth Hood says the organization’s top challenge in 2003 will be harmonizing America’s farm and trade policies to keep U.S. cotton competitive in the international marketplace.
 
Vision, Strategy, Results - The Year in Perspective
Outgoing NCC Chairman Kenneth Hood shared with NCC delegates his perspective on the challenges that appear to lie ahead for the U.S. cotton industry.
 
February 8, 2003
Preserving Domestic Demand, Expanding International Market Access Critical to U.S. Cotton Industry’s Success
NCC Economist Dr. Gary Adams provided the NCC's 2003 Economic Outlook to delegates at the NCC's annual meeting in Tampa, FL.
 
West Texan Myrl Mitchell Honored As Top Ginner
Myrl Mitchell, a Lenorah, TX, cotton ginner and a past president of the National Cotton Ginners Association is the recipient of the NCGA’s 2002 Horace Hayden Cotton Ginner of the Year Award.
 
February 7, 2003
Mississippi Producer Named CCI President for 2003
Robert A. Carson, Jr., a producer from Marks, MS, was elected president of CCI for 2003. He was named during CCI’s board meeting today at the NCC’s annual meeting.
 
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.05 Million Acres of Upland and ELS Cotton in 2003
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.05 million acres of cotton this spring, up 0.6 percent from 2002, according to the NCC’s 20th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.