Daniel Baxley To Serve As ACP State Producer Co-Chairman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Seven South Carolina cotton industry members have been elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2021.
Jordan Lea, a Greenville merchant, was elected as a NCC vice president. Rusty Darby, a Chester producer, was elected as a NCC director while Drake Perrow, a Cameron ginner, and William Bowen, Jr., an Inman textile manufacturer, were re-elected as NCC directors.
Darby of Chester also was elected as a director of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers (ACP). James Johnson of Mayesville and Daniel Baxley of Dillon will serve as ACP state producer co-chairmen.
Perrow also was elected chairman of the NCC’s South Carolina State Unit; Thomas McMeekin, merchant, Spartanburg, was elected unit vice chairman; and Bowen, Jr., was elected unit secretary.
The leaders were named at the recent 2021 NCC Annual Meeting.
As the unifying force of the U.S. cotton industry, the Memphis-based NCC 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.