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Recognizing Leadership

Jimmy Roppolo Named Ginner of the Year Fifteen years of progressive leadership and management were recognized in April when the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association (TCGA) named Jimmy Roppolo, manager of Farmers Coop of El Campo, Ginner of the Year. The award was presented at TCGA’s annual meeting in Lubbock. Roppolo was raised on his family’s… Read more »

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PCCA Members Support Today’s Youth

Howard Alford Scholarship Awarded to Tech Students Established in 1974 by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), the Howard Alford Memorial Scholarship continues to help reward Texas Tech University students that have a growing interest in cotton. One of this year’s scholarship recipients is Betsy Deaton, a freshman agronomy major from Denver City, TX. “I was… Read more »

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Van May Elected to ATMI Post

PCCA President and Chief Executive Officer Van May was elected second vice president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI) during its 51st annual meeting in March. He will serve as president of the organization in 2002-03. A member of ATMI’s Board of Directors since 1998, May also serves on its executive committee. ATMI is… 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. The following list was compiled through June 21, 2000. Coop Gin Delegates Citizens-Shallowater Anthony Altman Elk City Kenneth Hart Enochs Mark Baker Gulf Coast Richard Lowman Idalou Ken Isom Muleshoe John Saylor O’Brien Phillip Newton… Read more »

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Annual Stockholders Meeting

PCCA’s 47th Annual Stockholders Meeting Will Be Held September 20, 2000, 2 p.m. at PCCA 3301 East 50th Street, Lubbock, Texas. Board Nominations and Pool Committee Election Results PCCA Delegates have nominated the following candidates to stand for election to PCCA’s Board of Directors. The election will be held at the cooperative’s annual meeting. District 3… Read more »

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Sewing Up The Seam

PCCA and Partners Officially Launch Internet Cotton Trading The signing of official documents on Nov. 6 formally established a new company offering the latest Internet trading system for U.S. agricultural commodities. The new company, The Seam, now offers the world’s first, truly online cotton marketplace and is the result of a new partnership involving Plains Cotton… Read more »

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U.S. and World Crop Estimates Fall

Excited discussions of a bumper U.S. cotton crop quickly turned to worries of extensive crop abandonment this season, as weather conditions took their toll on key areas of the Cotton Belt. However, the United States did not suffer environmental adversities alone, and world production numbers also are expected to be wrenched lower due to shrinking… Read more »

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Ag and Religious Leaders Celebrating the Stewards of the Land

Agriculture, technology and environmental caretaking were the center of attention Oct. 8 and 9 in Lubbock during Celebrating the Stewards of the Land: Sustaining Creation in the New Millennium. The conference was co-hosted by Lubbock’s Second Baptist Church and the Christian Life Commission (CLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Sunday, Oct. 8, focused… Read more »

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Food Bank Addresses Hunger Issues

Among the important issues discussed on Oct. 8 at theCelebrating the Stewards of the Land conference was hunger relief and the South Plains Food Bank. Cloetta Shotts, director of the Land Use Division of the South Plains Food Bank, explained how the bank is going beyond just handing out food. It is working for a… Read more »

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