2008 Annual Meeting

News and reports from the NCC's 2008 annual meeting in Memphis, TN.

February 13, 2008
Cotton Service Award Honors Kenneth Hood
Mississippi cotton producer/ginner Kenneth Hood is the recipient of the '07 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.
Cotton Achievement Award Honors Lon Mann
The late Arkansas cotton ginner Lon Mann, is the recipient of the 2007 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
February 12, 2008
National Cotton Council 2008 State Unit Officers Named
NCC state unit officers for 2008 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting here on Feb. 7-11.
Chuck Coley Elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
C.B. “Chuck” Coley, a producer from Vienna, GA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the NCC for 2008 during the NCC’s annual meeting here on Feb. 7-11.
February 11, 2008
McClendon to Lead the National Cotton Council in ’08
Larry McClendon, a Marianna, AR, cotton ginner, was elected chairman of the NCC for 2008.
National Cotton Council Names 2008 Directors
NCC directors for 2008 were announced at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting on February 7-11.
February 9, 2008
West Texas Ginner to Lead NCGA in 2008
The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association elected its officers for 2008 at its annual meeting in Memphis on Feb. 9.
NCC Sees Lower U.S. Cotton Production, Tightening Stocks
NCC Vice President Dr. Gary Adams said U.S. cotton growers are projected to produce 15.4 million bales in '08 – the smallest since the '98 crop of 13.9 million bales (<a href=news/meetings/2008annual/index.cfm>see more Annual Meeting news</a>).
February 8, 2008
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 9.5 million acres of cotton this spring, down almost 12% from '07, according to the NCC’s 25th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
Weil, II Elected 2008 Cotton Council International President
Robert S. Weil, II, a Montgomery, AL, cotton merchant, will serve as 2008 president of Cotton Council International.
February 1, 2008
Industry Delegates' 2008 Resolutions Will Help NCC Meet Challenges in Farm Policy, Trade Arenas
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and newly confirmed Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer will address the NCC's 70th Annual Meeting, set for Feb. 7-11, at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis.