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USDA Announces Cotton Board Appointments

USDA recently announced appointments to the Cotton Board. Included in the list of appointments were Pace Hindsley of Marvell and Rafe Banks of Clarkedale who were re-appointed to represent Arkansas. Hindsley and Banks were recommended for reappointment to the Cotton Board by the Ag Council of Arkansas.

About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit

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