2012 NCC Annual Meeting

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February 14, 2012
National Cotton Council 2012 State Unit Officers Named
NCC state unit officers for 2012 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth on February 10-12.
 
National Cotton Council Names 2012 Directors
The National Cotton Council directors for 2012 were announced at the NCC’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth on February 10-12.
 
February 13, 2012
Californian Recipient of National Ginner Award
Stan Creelman, a Tulare, CA, ginner, was named the 2011 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year.
 
Coley to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2012
C.B. “Chuck” Coley, a Vienna, GA, producer/ginner, was elected NCC chairman for 2012.
 
Cotton Achievement Award Honors Billy Carter
The late W.L. “Billy” Carter, Jr., who served as the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association’s executive vice president and was a former American Cotton Producers chairman, is the recipient of the 2011 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Cotton Service Award Honors Neal Gillen
Neal Gillen, the former executive vice president and general counsel of the American Cotton Shippers Association, is the recipient of the 2011 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.
 
Sharp Elected American Cotton Producers Chair
Clyde Sharp, a Roll, AZ, cotton producer, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council for 2012, during the NCC’s annual meeting on February 10-12 in Fort Worth.
 
Webb Elected 2012 Cotton Council International President
James L. “Jimmy” Webb, a Leary, GA, cotton producer, will serve as the 2012 president of Cotton Council International.
 
February 11, 2012
China, Economy, Weather Key Factors in Cotton’s 2012 Outlook
NCC economists say cotton’s '12 outlook will be influenced primarily by China’s national reserves stocks, uncertainty over the general economy and weather developments in the southwestern United States.
 
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 13.63 Million Acres of Upland/ELS Cotton in 2012
US cotton producers intend to plant 13.63 million acres of cotton this spring, down 7.5% from '11, according to the NCC’s 29th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.