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PCCA Reorganizes Field Services Department

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) recently restructured its Field Services Department to offer increased customer service and position the cooperative to integrate and implement new technology for the benefit of members and their local gins. Dick Cooper, formerly of Producers Exchange, is PCCA’s new director of Field Services. Cooper, a graduate of Oklahoma State University,… Read more »

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New Home Manager Receives National Award

Gene Beck, New Home Coop gin manager, is the recipient of the 1996-97 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year Award presented by the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA). “It’s truly a humbling experience to receive such an award,” says Beck. “This is the big one; I can’t stop grinning. I probably even grin… Read more »

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Cotton Pickings

Delegate Body Representatives Recently, a number of PCCA delegate body representatives were elected or re-elected by their local coop gins. Coop Gin Delegates Midland Farmers Coop Roy Graham Comings & Goings A number of cooperative gins have announced management changes in recent months. If we have overlooked anyone, our apologies. Please contact us at 806-763-8011,… Read more »

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Deferred Payments Back on Track

As most of you know, over the last couple of years the IRS has begun to attack the right of growers to defer payment for their crop to an ensuing tax year. While this practice is clearly allowed for regular tax purposes, the IRS has contended that it is not allowed for purposes of calculating… Read more »

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South Texas Crop Delayed by Extended Rainfall

Will Test Producers’ Management Skills Throughout the Season Erratic weather throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt has had an obvious, early impact on the 1997 cotton crop, and nowhere are the challenges that are being presented more pronounced than in South Texas. The situation there is expected to test the management skills of producers like never before.… Read more »

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Deliver Us From Weevil

The absence of an area-wide boll weevil control program will require constant vigilance among individual Texas High Plains cotton producersin 1997 to keep in check the devastating pest that causes millions of dollars in losses annually. This personal responsibility may be compounded by the largest weevil numbers seen throughout the area based on early data.… Read more »

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For Coop Compresses Bold Mergers Offer Bright Future

The trend of cooperative mergers, designed to provide improved services and greater earnings potential for their patrons, has continued during the past 12 months as Farmers Cooperative Compress joined forces with Plainview Cooperative Compress in West Texas while Gulf and Delta Compresses combined operations in South Texas. A combination of factors, ranging from recent management… Read more »

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Small Coop Shows Big Growth

South Plains Industrial Supply Purchases Consolidated Bearing to Better Serve Customers For more than 10 years, South Plains Industrial Supply (SPIS) has been a small, regional cooperative headquartered in Lubbock, TX. It was organized to provide parts and supplies to cotton gins, but with the recent purchase of Consolidated Bearing and Supply Company, SPIS has taken… Read more »

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