The council brings together industry representatives from the 17 cotton-producing states to establish policies reflecting the common interests and promoting mutual benefits for its broad membership and ancillary industries, the council said in a press release.
The National Cotton Council (NCC) directors for 2023 were announced at the NCC’s recent 2023 annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. The council brings together industry representatives from the 17 cotton-producing states to establish policies reflecting the common interests and promoting mutual benefits for its broad membership and ancillary industries.
Producers elected to the NCC board during segment caucuses were David Dunlow, Gaston, North Carolina; Patrick Johnson, Tunica, Mississippi; Gary Martin, Firebaugh, California; Nathan Reed, Marianna, Arkansas; and Jon Whatley, Odem, Texas.
The elected ginners were Steve Sterling, Tuscumbia, Alabama; J Bradley Williams, Burlison, Tennessee; Larry Black, Roscoe, Texas; Matt Toste, Cantua Creek, California; and Gene Seale, Pima, Arizona.
Joseph Cain, Bakersfield, California; Ray Doroff, Memphis, Tennessee; Joe Tillman, Cordova, Tennessee; Eric Wanjura, Lubbock, Texas; and Robert Swize, Corpus Christi, Texas were elected as new warehousers.
The new merchants were John C King, III, Richardson, Texas; Ernie Schroeder, Bakersfield, California; Azeez Syed, Richardson, Texas; Tommy Hayden and Krista Rickman, both of Cordova, Tennessee.
Aaron Pena, Harlingen, Texas; Fred Serven, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Joe Gribble, Altus, Oklahoma; Amy Hopper, Overland Park, Kansas; and Robert Lacy, Lubbock, Texas were selected as the directors responsible for cottonseed.
Reid Nichols, Altus, Oklahoma; Kevin Brinkley, Lubbock, Texas; Paul Bush, Glendale, Arizona; Wayne Boseman, Garner, North Carolina; and David Camp, Greenwood, Mississippi were elected as the new directors for cooperatives.
Anderson Warlick and James Martin, both of Gastonia, North Carolina; Mike Quinn, Sanford, North Carolina; William Bowen, Jr, Inman, South Carolina; and Marc Doyon, Salisbury, North Carolina were elected as new manufacturers.
Considered the unifying force of the US cotton industry, the Memphis-based NCC aims to ensure that all industry segments are able to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed, and US-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.
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