2005 Annual Meeting

News and reports from the NCC's 2005 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

January 31, 2005
Cotton Industry Achievement Award Honors Echols
The late Jim Echols is honored with the Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cotton Service Award Honors Charlie Stenholm
Charlie Stenholm is the recipient of the 2005 Harry S. Baker Award.
National Cotton Council 2005 State Unit Officers Named
The NCC named 2005 State Unit officers.
National Cotton Council Names 2005 Directors
NCC directors for 2005 were elected at the NCC's annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Woods Eastland to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2005
Woods Eastland is the NCC Chairman for 2005.
Remarks of Sen. Thad Cochran
Remarks of Sen. Thad Cochran to the 2005 NCC Annual Meeting.
NCC Chairman's Report
NCC Chairman Woody Anderson told delegates at the NCC's 2005 Annual Meeting that the NCC faced some familiar foes as well as new ones in 2004.
John E. Pucheu, Jr., Re-elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
John E. Pucheu, Jr., was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2005.
Good CAFTA Can Help U.S. Cotton Compete with Low-Cost Imports
The NCC's directors confirmed the importance of a good CAFTA as a part of an overall U.S. trade policy that will help the U.S. cotton and cotton textile industries compete with low-cost imports.
Larry McClendon to Lead National Cotton Ginners in 2005
Larry McClendon is the 2005-06 president of the Memphis, TN-based National Cotton Ginners Association.
January 29, 2005
U.S. Cotton Industry Faces Challenging Economic Climate
U.S. cotton faces a challenging economic outlook due to lower prices induced by record world production, continued reliance on exports and post-quota pressures on the domestic textile industry, NCC Economist Gary Adams said.
January 28, 2005
Memphis Merchant Named CCI President for 2005
Gary W. Taylor, a Memphis, TN, merchant, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2005, moving up from first vice president.