2021 CCGGA Annual Meeting Update

Yesterday, the California Cotton Ginners and Growers held their 2021 Annual Meeting at the Tulare Agri-Center.  With COVID-19 restrictions easing for in person meetings, the Association was happy to host and update the membership on various issues surrounding the industry.  Breakout rooms were organized, and attendees heard updates on topics currently impacting both the growing and ginning industries.  Attendees reconvened in the afternoon to hear cotton marketplace forecast from Leigh Pell with the Western Cotton Shippers Association, and were provided an update on the National Farm Policy Outlook from Tas Smith with the National Cotton Council.  Association staff then updated the membership on various efforts on both State and Federal rules and regulations.
After Association staff made their presentation, Chairman Bryan Bone took time to recognize Tom Gaffney for his commitment to the association as past Chairman.  Todd Fitchette with Western Farm Press made a presentation, and provided the 2021 High Cotton Award to Hansen Ranches for their ongoing efforts to improve growing practices and commitment to the cotton industry.  Attendees heard an informative presentation from Dan Walters with CalMatters on the political climate within the State of California.  The Association would like to recognize thank all of our Annual Meeting sponsors, especially PhytoGen and Samuel Strapping for their 5 Bale sponsorship this year.   With COVID restrictions easing, the Association looks forward to hosting the event again next year.