Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, a producer from Newellton, La., was elected chairman of the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council for 2006 during the NCC's annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz. He succeeds John Pucheu of Tranquillity, Calif.

Elected as vice-chairmen were Chuck Coley, Vienna, Ga., and Clyde T. Sharp, Roll, Ariz. Danny Davis, Elk City, Okla., was re-elected as ACP vice chairman.

Elected as regional directors for the ACP are: Sam R. Spruell, Mount Hope, Ala., Bowen Flowers, Tunica, Miss., representing the Mid-South; and Don Cameron, Helm, Calif., representing the West. Re-elected representing the Southwest was Rickey L. Bearden, Plains, Texas.

Elected state producer chairmen for the ACP were: Alabama — Charles Speake, Eufaula, and Mike Tate, Huntsville; Arizona — Thomas W. Isom, Casa Grande, and Greg Wuertz, Coolidge; Arkansas — Herrick F. Norcross III, Tyronza; California — Greg F. Palla, Bakersfield, and Tom Teixeira, Dos Palos; Florida — B. E. “Sonny” Davis, Cottondale; Georgia — Chuck Lee, Pembroke, and Ronald C. Lee, Bronwood; Kansas — Robert H. Miller, Wellington; Louisiana — Boyd Holley, Bastrop, and Thomas A. Parker, Lake Providence; Mississippi — Lawrence Long, Indianola; Missouri/Illinois — Charles H. Parker, Senath, Mo.; New Mexico — Alisa Ogden, Carlsbad; North Carolina — David M. Dunlow, Gaston, and Jimmy D. Brinn Jr., Belhaven; Oklahoma — Keeff D. Felty, Altus; South Carolina — Roy Baxley, Dillon, and Frank B. Rogers III, Bennettsville; Tennessee/Kentucky — Larry W. Rice, Covington, Tenn; Texas — James F. Dodson, Robstown, and Michael J. Alexander, Colorado City; and Virginia — Larry Darden, Carrsville.