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Georgia Producer Coley To Lead ACP In ‘09

Chuck Coley, a producer/ginner from Vienna, Ga., was re-elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2009 during the NCC’s annual meeting in Washington.

Coley has served on numerous ACP committees and on NCC committees and task forces. Among his current NCC services are membership on NCC’s Payment Eligibility Actively Engaged Working Group, Vision 21 Cotton Flow Study Committee and Doha Strategy Task Force.

Re-elected as vice chairmen:

Rick Bransford, Lonoke, Ark.; and Clyde T. Sharp, Roll, Ariz.

Elected as a vice president:

Michael Alexander, Colorado City, Texas.

Also re-elected as NCC producer directors:
Chuck Lee, Pembroke, Ga., from the Southeast region.
Don Cameron, Helm, Calif., from the Western region, and Coley as the at-large director.

Elected as NCC producer directors for the Mid-South and Southwest regions, respectively:

John W. Willis, Brownsville, Tenn.
James F. Dodson, Robstown, Texas.

Serving as ACP state producer chairmen in 2009:

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 Mark McKean, Riverdale.
Florida – B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Jr., Cottondale.
Georgia – James L. Webb, Leary, and Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood.
Kansas – Robert H. Miller, Wellington.
Louisiana – Stephen E. Logan, Gilliam, and Thomas A. Parker, Lake Providence.
Mississippi – Dan Branton, Leland.
Missouri/Illinois – Steve Droke, Hornersville, Mo.
New Mexico – Martin K. Sweetser, Deming.
North Carolina – Taylor Slade, Williamson, and Ronald Burleson, Richfield.
Oklahoma – Danny Robbins, V, Altus, and Joe D. White, Frederick.
South Carolina – Roy Baxley, Dillon, and Frank B. Rogers III, Bennettsville.
Tennessee/Kentucky – Jeffrey W. Hill, Gates, Tenn., and Jimmy Moody, Dyersburg, Tenn.
Texas – Craig Heinrich, Lubbock; Doyle K. Schniers, San Angelo; Shawn L. Holladay, Lamesa; and Jon R. Whatley, Odem.
Virginia – J.W. Jones, Windsor.

NCC Board Members Elected For New Year

National Cotton Council directors for 2009 were announced at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.

Elected to the NCC Board during segment caucuses:


Chuck Lee, Pembroke, Ga.
C.B. “Chuck” Coley, Vienna, Ga.
John H. Willis, Brownsville, Tenn.
James F. Dodson, Robstown, Texas.
Donald J. Cameron, Helm, Calif.


Van F. Murphy, Quitman, Ga.
Sledge Taylor, Como, Miss.
Richard Kelley, Burlison, Tenn.
Chris W. Breedlove, Olton, Texas.
Stanley R. Creelman, Tulare, Calif.


W. Coalter Paxton, III, Wilson, N.C.
Robert Snodgrass, Taylor, Texas.
Ron Harkey, Lubbock, Texas.
Jay T. Cowart, Altus, Okla.
Dane Jones, Bakersfield, Calif.


T. Jordan Lea, Greenville, S.C.
John D. Mitchell, Cordova, Tenn.
Philip R. Bogel, II, Dallas, Texas.
Manfred Schiefer, Lubbock, Texas.
G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, Ariz.


Sammy Wright, Tifton, Ga.
John C. Fricke, Pine Bluff, Ark.
John Chisum, Lubbock, Texas.
Robert L. Lacy, Jr., Lubbock, Texas.
Todd Parker, Fresno, Calif.


Jeffrey A. Thompson, Prattville, Ala.
Michael Quinn, Garner, N.C.
Sterling P. Jones, Greenwood, Miss.
Wally Darneille, Lubbock, Texas.
Paul E. Bush, Glendale, Ariz.


Robert H. Chapman III, Inman, S.C.
W. Malloy Evans, Cheraw, S.C.
Werner Bieri, Jefferson, Ga.
Vernon C. Tyson, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Owen J. Hodges, III, Columbus, Ga.

Bayer Announces Four New Seed Varieties

Bayer CropScience has announced the release of four new cotton varieties for 2009. The four varieties – FM 9160B2F, FM 1845LLB2, ST 4288B2F and ST 5288B2F – all feature broad adaptability, high-yield potential and excellent fiber packages.

FM 9160B2F is a medium-maturity Bollgard II/Roundup Ready Flex variety with a moderate growth habit. It is adapted to the Southwest region.

FM 1845LLB2 is an easy-to-manage, medium-maturity variety with broad adaptation across the Mid-South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

ST 4288B2F is an early-to-mid maturing variety well-adapted across the Mid-South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

ST 5288B2F is a medium-maturing variety that fits well in the Mid-South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic production regions.

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