Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2013 budget of $83 million has been reviewed by the Cotton Board and recommended to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval.
The proposed budget is for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, developed for and to be carried out by Cotton Incorporated. The proposed budget represents a 3.8 percent increase from their 2012 budget and marks the highest budget in the Program's history.
During their meeting, the Cotton Board elected Kevin Rogers as its chairman for 2012-2013.
"I look forward to continuing the record of success our program has maintained through the years and will work diligently as the chairman of the Cotton Board," said Rogers, a fourth generation farmer from Mesa, Arizona.
Other officers include: Gary Ross, importer from Yardley, Pennsylvania, vice chair; David Grant, producer from Garysburg, North Carolina, secretary; and Aaron Barcellos, producer from Los Banos, California, treasurer.