Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has announced the appointment of 18 members and 18 alternate members to the Cotton Board. Members of the board represent cotton producers, importers and consumers.

The members and alternates named today will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2007.

The re-appointed members are: Larkin Martin, Courtland, Ala.; John Clark, Los Angeles, Calif.; Aaron Barcellos, Los Banos, Calif.; Werner Bieri, Maysville, Ga.; A. Mark Neuman, Champaign, Ill.; Jimmie Johnson, Vanduser, Mo.; William Ahrens, Malaga, N.M.; Francis Kelly, New York, N.Y.; Nancy Marino, Upper Brookville, N.Y.; Arthur James Jr., Sumter, S.C.; Kent Nix, Lamesa, Texas; Craig Shook, Corpus Christi, Texas; Kenneth Dierschke, San Angelo, Texas; Peter McGrath, Plano, Texas; John Thomas, Woodinville, Wash.

The re-appointed alternate members are: Walter Corcoran Jr., Eufaula, Ala.; Richard L. Moss, Doerun, Ga.; Edward Dement, Sikeston, Mo.; Andrew Boguszewski, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Larry Parker, Hobbs, N.M.; Dale Player, Bishopville, S.C.; Larry Rice; Covington, Tenn.

The newly appointed members are: Van Murphy, Quitman, Ga.; Robert Robbins, Altus, Okla.; Willie German, Jr., Somerville, Tenn.

New alternates

The newly appointed alternate members are: Helena Gadison, Springdale, Ark.; Mark Hansen, Hanford, Calif.; Robert Miller, Wellington, Kan.; Yvonne Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn.; James Danahy, Greensboro, N.C.; Mathew Gluckson, White Plains, N.Y.; Arlene Eastwood, Jackson, N.J.; Theodore Sattler, Chappaqua, N.Y.; Jackie Burris, Wellman, Texas; Debra Barrett, Edroy, Texas; Jeffery Posey, Roby, Texas.