MEMPHIS, TN – C.B. “Chuck” Coley, a producer from Vienna, GA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2008 during the NCC’s annual meeting here on Feb. 7-11. Coley has served on numerous ACP and NCC committees, among them the ACP’s Payment Limit Eligibility Task Force and the NCC’s Marketing Loan Working Group. He currently serves on the NCC’s Farm Policy Working Group and its Doha Strategy Task Force.
Rick Bransford, Lonoke, AR, was elected as a vice chairman. Re-elected as vice chairmen were Clyde T. Sharp, Roll, AZ; and Danny Davis, Elk City, OK. Chuck Lee, Pembroke, GA, was elected as the Southeast regional director. Re-elected as regional directors for the ACP are: Bowen Flowers, Clarksdale, MS, representing the Mid-South; Don Cameron, Helm, CA, representing the West; and Rickey L. Bearden, Plains, TX, representing the Southwest.
Serving as state producer chairmen for the ACP in 2008 will be: Alabama – Neal Isbell, Muscle Shoals, and Walter L. Corcoran, Jr., Eufaula; Arizona – Paco Ollerton, Casa Grande, and Greg Wuertz, Casa Grande; Arkansas – Joe Burns, Rector; California – Ted Sheely, Lemoore, and Tom Teixeira, Dos Palos; Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Cottondale; Georgia – James L. Webb, Leary, and Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood; Kansas – Robert H. Miller, Wellington; Louisiana – Boyd Holley, Bastrop, and Thomas A. Parker, Lake Providence; Mississippi – Dan Branton, Leland; Missouri/Illinois – Steve Droke, Hornersville, MO; New Mexico – Martin K. Sweetser, Deming; North Carolina – David M. Dunlow, Gaston, and Ronald Burleson, Richfield; Oklahoma – Danny Robbins, Altus, and Joe D. White, Frederick; South Carolina – Roy Baxley, Dillon, and Frank B. Rogers III, Bennettsville; Tennessee/Kentucky – Hedrick Shoaf, Milan, TN; Texas – James F. Dodson, Robstown; Doyle K. Schniers, San Angelo; Shawn L. Holladay, Lamesa; and Michael J. Alexander, Colorado City; and Virginia – Larry Darden, Carrsville.