Calcot cotton marketing cooperative leadership includes, from left: President and CEO Jarral Neeper, Bakersfield, Calif.; Chairman Ron Rayner, Goodyear, Ariz.; Vice-Chairman Mark Watte, Tulare, Calif.; and Immediate Past Chairman Charlie Fanucchi, Bakersfield, Calif.
Sharing good conversation at the Calcot annual meeting include, from left, Arizonans Paul Prechel, retired grower, Coolidge; plus brothers David and Ron Rayner, A Tumbling T Ranches, Goodyear.
Arizona cotton grower Clyde Sharp, left, Lyreedale Farms, Roll, and ginner Dwayne Alford, Yuco Gin, Yuma.
The short-term cotton-price outlook is flat, says Calcot's Jarral Neeper.
Current mid 70-cent prices, nearly a buck a pound last year, and record-setting prices two years ago translate into a continued red-knuckle, stomach-churning roller coaster ride for the cotton industry.
Western Farm Press