On September 7, 1923 a meeting of the cotton merchandising industry was held in Atlanta, Georgia to explore the formation of a cotton trade association to embrace the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

At this meeting, Mr. F. M. Inman was elected President of the new organization and J. R. Ellis as Secretary.  The meeting also elected seven Directors.  It was decided to name the new organization the “Atlantic Cotton Association”.

Charter of Incorporation was granted by the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, January 5, 1924.  The Association was incorporated as a non-capital, non-profit corporation.  The objects and purposes of the Association were described in the Charter, as follows:

“The objects and purposes of said corporation are social and educational, to establish harmony and uniformity of trade customs and practices among its members and just and equitable principles in the cotton trade; to promote the general welfare of its members and others engaged in the cotton business, to decide and determine matters of difference among its members, and between its members and others, when submitted to it for arbitration; to gather, compile and disseminate information and statistics relating to matters of special interest to the cotton industry.”

Through the American Cotton Shippers Association, the Atlantic Cotton Association is affiliated with the:

Southern Cotton Association, Memphis, Tennessee

Texas Cotton Association, Dallas, Texas

Western Cotton Shippers Association, Memphis, Tennessee

The combined memberships of all of the Affiliated Associations form the membership of the American Cotton Shippers Association.


Jamie Loeb

Jamie Loeb was born on December 10, 1964.  Jamie owns Loeb and Company, Inc., which now focuses on helping farmers in the Eastern Territory  with risk management and selling their cotton.  Prior to this, Loeb and Company marketed Eastern/Texas and Memphis cotton to mills.

Jamie is a graduate of Tulane University with a BS in Political Economy.  He completed the American Cotton Shipper’s Association Cotton School in 1987.  In 1988, he started to work at Loeb and Company.

This is Jamie’s second term as President of the Atlantic Cotton Association.

Jamie serves as a member of the American Cotton Shippers Association Board of Directors and has served on various committees of the Nation Cotton Council.

Jamie is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, where he resides with his wife.  They have 3 daughters. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and cooking on his grill.


  • James L. Loeb, Jr., Loeb and Co., Inc.
  • Chris Alphin, Commonwealth Gin
  • Robert Buckles, New Hope AgriServices, LLC
  • Mark Frasier, Choice Cotton Company, Inc.
  • Jordan Lea, DECA Global LLC
  • Thomas McMeekin, McMeekin Cotton LLC
  • Wesley Rentz, Olam Agri Americas, Inc.
  • Anthony Wills, Cargill Cotton


  • Allenberg Cotton Co.
  • America Tongzhou Cotton Trading, Inc.
  • Cargill Cotton
  • Choice Cotton Company, Inc.
  • COFCO Americas Resources Corp.
  • Commonwealth Gin
  • DECA Global LLC
  • Loeb & Company, Inc.
  • Olam Agri Americas, Inc.
  • Toyo Cotton Company


  • McMeekin Cotton, LLC
  • New Hope AgriService,s LLC
  • Plainsman Cotton Company
  • Victoria Cotton Company


  • Addtran Logistics, Inc.
  • Broad Street Bonded Warehouse
  • Bard Diffly-Trendline Trading & Investments, LLC
  • Fullen Transportation Service, Inc.
  • Fuller Warehouse & Gin, Inc.
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Lipscomb & Company
  • Mallory Alexander Int’l Logistics
  • Paxton Bonded Storages
  • Transales, Inc.
  • VLM Commodities
  • Wakefield Inspection Services, Inc.