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Southwest Cotton Outlook Varied

Rolling Plains by Shelby Axtell Texas Rolling Plains cotton producers are looking forward to a good harvest this season. Some of the region’s crop received sufficient rainfall, and gin managers are expecting to gin about the same number of bales as last year. Jones County cotton, which is 100 percent dryland, appeared to benefit from… Read more »

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Levi Strauss Signature Brand A Success with Back-to-School Shoppers

The new Levi Strauss Signature Brand clothing line hit Wal-Mart shelves just as back-to-school shoppers hit the stores this season. Designed for the value-conscious consumer, the innovative line includes jeans sewn from denim manufactured by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s (PCCA) Textile Division. Launched at Wal-Mart stores nationwide July 25, 2003, Levi Strauss Signature Brand was… Read more »

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Power Technology Rolls into Cotton Gins

New technology is rolling into cotton gins and could put more money into producers’ pockets. With the funding assistance of Cotton Incorporated, the Power Roll Gin Stand was developed and now is being installed in gins throughout the Cotton Belt by PRT Marketing, LLC. Described as the first truly revolutionary redesign of the cotton gin… Read more »

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Still Going Strong

Cotton producers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas continue to benefit from a program that began in 1982 when American Cotton Growers (ACG), a pool marketing and denim manufacturing cooperative, began paying a premium to its members who produced higher strength cotton. Although born out of necessity, the premium for strength had a domino effect throughout… 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 August 20, 2003. Coop Gin Delegates Coyanosa Dennis Braden Enochs J.C. Snitker Lockney Keith Phillips Loraine Billy Hallman Muleshoe James Brown Petersburg Bryan Fullingim Pleasant Hill Max Campbell Ropes… Read more »

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Global Demand for Cotton Seen Strong in 2003-04

With the 2003 cotton season well underway, the increasingly volatile market has turned its attention to production concerns as it now appears global demand for quality fiber will be strong in the upcoming year. In its second forecast for the 2003-04 marketing season released on June 11, USDA projected a 1.5-million-bale decrease in U.S. ending… Read more »

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Plains Cotton Cooperative Association 2003 Marks the Golden Anniversary of the Farmer-Owned Cooperative

PCCA commemorates its 50th Anniversary in 2003, celebrating half a century of cutting-edge ideas, innovations, acquisitions, and the occasional controversy that accompanies great change. It took all of these contributing factors to transform a small marketing cooperative into the largest farmer-owned cotton cooperative in the world. Warehouse Divisions Facilitate Early Growth PCCA became more than… Read more »

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