|With deep roots in the past and an eye toward the future, the CWAA continues to maintain its spirit of progress, leadership, integrity, innovation, and commitment to excellence.|
What Can CWAA Do For You...
Communications: provide information through
- Provide an experienced, effective voice on legislative and regulatory issues
- Monitor federal legislation keeping membership informed and prepared
- Work for fair and reasonable government regulatory policies
- Communicate industry positions to appropriate legislative and agency representatives
Annual Meeting: provides an opportunity to
- The CWAA website
- Monthly newsletter
- Periodic emails providing up-to-the-minute information
- Access to Interactive Membership Directory
Industry Relations: work with other organizations to
- Meet with members from all regions of the country
- Review the past year's activities
- Discuss and take action in formulating policies through committees
- Network with customers or potential customers
- Be exposed to leaders from all sectors of the cotton business, Congress, and Administration officials
Member Relations: participate in the CWAA by
- Improve the competitiveness and marketability of U.S. cotton
- Promote and facilitate improvements in storing, handling, and distribution of cotton
- Reduce costs through technological advances
- Formulating and developing policy through service on a committee
- Serving on board of directors
- Identifying problems and voicing concerns on issues
- Recommending regulatory changes
- Working to change or enact legislation
The CWAA has an experienced, effective team in Washington, led by:
Larry Combest, former Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and principal author of the 2002 Farm Bill.
Rebecca Davis, a long-time veteran of the organization and former Senate staffer.
Tom Sell, an attorney and former Deputy Staff Director of the House Agriculture Committee.
Jeff Harrison, an attorney, former Counsel to the House Agriculture Committee and former Senate staffer.