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State Ag Policy Moves Closer to Reality

Agriculture, along with rural issues, appears to have taken center stage in the current Texas Legislature due, in large measure, to strong leadership from rural representatives and a broad-based, united rural caucus. Their efforts could have a major, positive impact on the state’s second largest industry for decades to come. Recognizing the difficulties faced by… Read more »

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U.S. and World Economies Impact Cotton Market

Projections for Production to Outpace Consumption Add Pressure Market observers were floored by a startlingly low annualized monthly mill use estimate. U.S. textile manufacturers consumed cotton in February at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of only 8.6 million bales, according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) analysis of Commerce Department data. Not only is the… Read more »

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Compton Cornelius Named Cooperator of the Year

Lee Tiller Receives Top Ginner Award The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) rewarded four individuals for their dedication to cooperatives and agriculture at its annual meeting in Galveston, Texas. The TACC Cooperator of the Year award was presented to Compton Cornelius. Lee Tiller was named the TACC Cooperative Ginner of the Year, and Donald D.… Read more »

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B2B Trading Launched by The Seam

The world’s first truly online cotton marketplace, The Seam, successfully launched its grower-to-business (G2B) exchange in early December 2000 and continues to expand its customer base by visiting unexplored territory with its new business-to-business (B2B) electronic marketplace. The Seam is the first Internet trading system that allows growers, and now businesses, to trade cotton in… Read more »

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Cotton Pickings

Delegate Body Representatives Recently, a number of PCCA delegate body representatives have been elected or re-elected by their local coop gins. The following list was compiled through April 18, 2001. Coop Gin Delegates Damon Glenn Stracik Grassland John Cazares Hart Troy Tolbert Lyford Gerald Milligan Parmer County Edwin Teltschik True Michael Thompson Comings & Goings… Read more »

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PCCA Recognizes Howard Alford Scholarship Winners

The Howard Alford Memorial Scholarship once again was presented to students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The scholarship helps young people in Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) pay for their education. It was established in 1974 by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s (PCCA) Board of Directors in memory of the cooperative’s… Read more »

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Winds of Change

Undoubtedly the past year has been the most difficult and challenging that we have faced here at PCCA in a long, long time. We started with a huge acreage abandonment last season hurting our overall volume. Then, an unprecedented bear market dropped cotton prices by 30 cents per pound over a period of months making… Read more »

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