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Tufts of White in a Sea of Wheat

Cotton Production is on the Rise in Kansas As fall gradually turns to winter, islands of stark-white cotton stand out sharply in the sea of hard red winter wheat covering the Kansas plains. Although wheat still is the undisputed king in southern and central Kansas, poor returns on more traditional crops in recent years have… Read more »

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Two Gins Join PCCA Family

Lakeview Farmers Cooperative Gin Lakeview Farmers Cooperative Gin, located on State Highway 256 in northern Hall County, is the oldest cooperative gin in the state of Texas still operating on its original charter. The gin, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, operates two gin plants and services six counties in the Northern High Plains of… Read more »

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Floydada and Stamford Each Named Cotton Town USA

Bayer CropScience and the National Cotton Women’s Committee named three communities as “Cotton Town USA” in October 2002. Dermott, Ark., Floydada, Texas, and Stamford, Texas, each were awarded a grant of $10,000 for their reliance, culturally and economically, on cotton production. The grants will be used to fund community improvement projects. “We are proud to… Read more »

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Local Museums Preserve Remnants of Our Agricultural Heritage

Agriculture is and always has been a vital part of the U.S. economy and culture. With an ever-changing culture and technological advancement, preservation of the country’s agricultural heritage is becoming more and more important. As a result, museums devoted to agriculture’s past, present and future are being erected across the country. Two such museums have… Read more »

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NCC Program Prepares Industry Members for Cotton’s Future

Scott Stockton, PCCA’s field services supervisor, was selected for the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2002-2003 Cotton Leadership Class. Stockton is a former NCC field representative and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. He is one of 10 class members selected from various segments of the cotton industry to visit with industry… 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 November 20, 2002. Coop Gin Delegates Ballinger Donnie Halfmann Halfway David Hooper Mereta Edward Kellermier O’Donnell Farmers David Pearson Southwest Cotton Growers Greg Adair Comings & Goings A number… Read more »

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