Condrey Elected American Cotton Producers Vice Chairman; Guthrie State Producer Chairman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, Texas, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2018, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Currently a NCC director, he has chaired the ACP’s Farm Policy Task Force and served on various other ACP and NCC committees and task forces.

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Louisiana’s Sweet Potatoes Escape Freeze, Safe in Storage

By Christina DiMartino, The Produce News

The mission of the Baton Rouge, LA-based Louisiana Sweet Potato Advertising & Marketing Commission is to promote the consumption of sweet potatoes, in particular Louisiana sweet potatoes, by educating consumers on the many nutritional attributes and amazing versatility in popular and delicious recipes. 


Can King Cotton Regain Crown? Louisiana Farmer Leads Export Effort

By Greg Hilburn, USA TODAY Network

Louisiana farmer Ted Schneider has been elected president of Cotton Council International, the export marketing and promotion arm of the National Cotton Council. "Twenty years ago the United States used 80 percent of the cotton grown here domestically; now we export 80 percent of our crop," Schneider said in an interview with USA Today Network.