Windsor man takes cotton post

Published 8:07 pm Thursday, February 12, 2015

Four Virginia cotton industry members have been elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council for 2015, including James W. Jones Jr., a Windsor producer, re-elected as Virginia chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers.

James Ferguson, an Emporia producer, was elected chairman of NCC’s Virginia unit. Joey G. Doyle, also an Emporia producer, was re-elected unit vice chairman, and Mark Hodges III, an Emporia ginner, was elected unit secretary.

The cotton industry leaders were named to their posts during the recent 2015 NCC annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

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The Memphis-based National Cotton 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 NCC’s mission is ensuring the ability of all industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.