CORCORAN, MARTIN REAPPOINTED TO COTTON BOARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barbour County Farmers Federation board member Walter L. Corcoran Jr. of Eufaula and V. Larkin Martin of Courtland were reappointed to the USDA's Cotton Board last week by Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner.
Corcoran was reappointed as one of 17 alternate members from throughout the United States, while Martin was reappointed as one of 17 members. They are the only Alabamians named in Conner's reappointments which began Jan. 1.
The Cotton Board consista of 37 representatives of cotton producers and importers, their alternates and one consumer advisor. The members and alternates will serve a three-year term, ending Dec. 31, 2010.
The cotton research and promotion program is designed to advance the position of cotton in the marketplace. It is funded by assessments on all domestically produced cotton and imports of foreign-produced cotton and cotton-containing products, and is authorized by the Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1966. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the program.