NATIONAL COTTON Council directors for 2004 were announced at the industry-wide organization's annual meeting in New Orleans. Elected to the NCC board during interest caucuses were:

Producers — Ronald C. Fleming, Scotland Neck, N.C.; Laudies Brantley Jr., England, Ark.; Craig D. Shook, Corpus Christi, Texas; Wiley Murphy, Tucson, Ariz.; and John E. Pucheu Jr., Tranquillity, Calif.

Ginners — Robert W. Greene, Courtland, Ala.; Larry R. McClendon, Marianna, Ark.; Mike D. Berry, Altus, Okla.; Stanley R. Creelman, Tulare, Calif.; and Sid Brough, Edroy, Texas.

Warehousemen — Thomas W. Stallings, Funston, Ga.; Wendell L. Tucker, Quanah, Texas; LaDell Harrison, Memphis, Texas; Robert Weatherford, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Shane Stephens, Greenwood, Miss.

Merchants — W. B. Dunavant III, Memphis, Tenn.; Eduardo L. Esteve Jr., Dallas, Texas; John D. Mitchell, Cordova, Tenn.; Gary Taylor, Cordova, Tenn.; and G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, Ariz.

Crushers — Danny W. Brown, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Bobby Crum, Harlingen, Texas; Robert L. Lacy Jr., Lubbock, Texas; J. Scott Middleton Jr., Jonestown, Miss.; and Sammy Wright, Memphis, Tenn.

Cooperatives — Meredith Allen, Greenwood, Miss.; Tommy R. Funk, Harlingen, Texas; Robert W. Norris, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Stanford, Lubbock, Texas; and Michael Quinn, Garner, N.C.