National Cotton Council directors for 2007 were announced here at the industrywide organization's annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Elected to the NCC Board during segment caucuses were:

Producers — Sam R. Spruell, Mount Hope, Ala.; Bowen Flowers, Tunica, Miss.; Rickey L. Bearden, Plains, Texas; Donald J. Cameron, Helm, Calif.; and Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, Newellton, La.

Ginners — H.Burt Rickenbaker Jr., Davis Station, S.C.; Sledge Taylor, Como, Miss.; Chris W. Breedlove, Olton, Texas; Stanley R. Creelman, Tulare, Calif.; and Van F. Murphy, Quitman, Ga.

Warehousemen — Donald A. Robinson, Garner, N.C.; Robert Snodgrass, Taylor, Texas; Fred A. Underwood, Lubbock, Texas; Rick Willis, Brownfield, Texas; and Jay T. Cowart, Altus, Okla.

Merchants — Andy Weil III, Montgomery, Ala.; Dale Grounds, Richardson, Texas; Manfred Schiefer, Lubbock, Texas; Gary W. Taylor, Cordova, Tenn.; and G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cottonseed — Gary Conkling, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Bobby Crum, Harlingen, Texas; J. Scott Middleton, Jonestown, Miss.; Robert L. Lacy Jr., Lubbock, Texas; and Peter Schlee, Hamburg, N.Y.

Cooperatives — Meredith B. Allen, Greenwood, Miss.; Wallace L. Darneille, Lubbock, Texas; Jeffrey A. Thompson, Prattville, Ala.; Jarral Neeper, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Michael Quinn, Garner, N.C.

Manufacturers — Robert H. Chapman III, Inman, S.C.; W. Anderson D. Warlick, Gastonia, N.C.; Van A. May, Lubbock, Texas; Vernon C. Tyson Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Malloy Evans, Cheraw, S.C.