The 2013 Calcot annual meeting included discussions on the top issues facing Southwest and Far West cotton growers: cotton prices, China's huge cotton stockpiles, the lack of a new farm law; and drought.
Calcot leadership includes, from left, Chairman Ron Rayner, Goodyear, Ariz.; Director Greg Wuertz, Coolidge, Ariz.; and President Jarral Neeper, Bakersfield, Calif.
Catching up during the Calcot event include co-op field account managers Bobby Wuertz, left, Glendale, Ariz. and Kevin Madding, right, Bakersfield, Calif. Photo center is cotton grower Brandon Brooks of 5th Generation Farm in Goodyear, Ariz.
Bruce Heiden, left, past Calcot chairman and current director, H-Four Farms, Buckeye, Ariz., visits with Trevor Hall of Farm Credit Services Southwest, Tempe, Ariz.
JARRAL NEEPER begins his fifth year as Calcot president.
Cotton ready for harvest in Eloy, Ariz.