2006 Annual Meeting

News and reports from the NCC's 2006 annual meeting in Tuscon, AZ.

February 13, 2006
Helms to Lead the National Cotton Council in 2006
Allen Helms, Jr., a Clarkedale, AR, producer, was elected NCC chairman for 2006 and succeeds Woods Eastland.
Cotton Service Award Honors Bruce Brumfield
Bruce Brumfield, a former National Cotton Council president and cotton producer from Inverness, MS, is the recipient of the 2005 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.
NCC Chairman's Report
2005 NCC Chairman Woods Eastland reported to delegates on NCC's major activities in 2005 saying that many of those will continue this year and the industry has ensured the NCC has the resources, dedicated staff and committed leadership to aggressively meet these challenges and take advantage of any new opportunities.
National Cotton Council Names 2006 Directors
NCC for 2006 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
Hardwick Elected Chairman of American Cotton Producers
Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, a producer from Newellton, LA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers.
National Cotton Council 2006 State Unit Officers Named
NCC state unit officers for 2006 were elected at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.
February 11, 2006
Arizona Ginner to Lead NCGA in 2006
The National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its officers for 2006 at its annual meeting here. The officers include president, Russell Kuhnhenn, Buckeye, AZ; first vice president, Van Murphy, Quitman, GA; second vice president, Chris Breedlove, Olton, TX; third vice president, Sledge Taylor, Como, MS; and chairman, Larry McClendon, Marianna, AR.
Increased Global Demand Key to U.S Cotton’s Economic Health
NCC economist Gary Adams told NCC delegates that the U.S. cotton industry’s economic health will be affected by cotton’s ability to regain global market share relative to manmade fibers.
February 10, 2006
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 14.44 Million Acres of Upland and ELS Cotton in 2006
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.44 million acres of cotton this spring, up 1.7 percent from 2005, according to the NCC's 23rd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
North Carolina Producer Named CCI President For 2006
David Burns, a Laurel Hill, NC, cotton producer, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2006.