The 2008 Joint American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation Summer Meeting will be held at the Westin Hotel in Savannah, Ga., on Aug. 14-15.

The keynote speaker will be USDA Farm Services Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter, who will review farm bill implementation status.

Woods Eastland, Staplcotn president/CEO, will discuss cotton futures contract issues and NCC Chairman Larry McClendon will provide an update on NCC activities, including his recent trip to Geneva for the WTO Ministerial session.

Among other topics to be discussed are NCC/Cotton Incorporated sustainability initiatives and the Doha trade talks' status.

Attendees will be asked to help identify priority topics for inclusion in the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences.