NEW ORLEANS, LA – John E. Pucheu, Jr., a producer from Tranquillity, CA, was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2004 during the NCC’s annual meeting here.
Robert A. Carson, Jr., Marks, MS; Sam Spruell, Mount Hope, AL; and Daniel M. Davis, Elk City, OK, were elected as ACP vice chairmen.
Elected as new regional directors for the ACP are: Ronald C. Fleming, Scotland Neck, NC, representing the Southeast; and Wiley Murphy, Tucson, AZ, representing the West. Re-elected as regional directors were Laudies D. Brantley, England, AR, representing the Mid-South; and Craig D. Shook, Corpus Christi, TX, representing the Southwest.
Elected state producer chairmen for the ACP were: ARIZONA – Clyde Sharp, Roll; KANSAS – Robert H. Miller, Wellington; MISSISSIPPI – Daniel T. Branton, Leland; MISSOURI/ILLIONOIS – Charles Parker, Senath, MO; NORTH CAROLINA – Taylor Slade, Williamston; OKLAHOMA – Monty H. Kahle, Newkirk; and TENNESSEE/KENTUCY – Larry W. Rice, Covington, TN.
Re-elected state producer chairmen for the ACP were: ALABAMA – Mike Tate, Hazel Green; ARKANSAS – Herrick D. Norcross, III, Tyronza; CALIFORNIA – Donald J. Cameron, Helm; GEORGIA – C.B. Coley, Vienna; FLORIDA – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Cottondale; LOUISIANA – Boyd Holley, Bastrop; NEW MEXICO – Alisa Ogden, Carlsbad; SOUTH CAROLINA – Frank B. Rogers, III, Bennettsville; TEXAS – Barry W. Evans, Kress; and VIRGINIA – Cecil Byrum, Windsor.