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Textile and Apparel Division Ramping Up to Meet Demand

Economic indicators continued to make small but steady gains in late 2009, and PCCA’s Textile and Apparel Division launched two expansion projects as the year ended to meet growing demand for denim jeans. “Retail apparel inventories declined significantly late last year; a clear indication consumers were increasing their purchases,” said Denimatrix (DMX) President Carlos Arias.… Read more »

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Cotton Triumphs Over Harmful Pest

Boll weevils first made their way to the United States around 1892. The pests originated in Mexico and Central America and were first spotted in the U.S. near Brownsville, Texas. It has been estimated by the National Cotton Council that these small beetles have cost U.S. cotton producers more than $13 billion since entering from… Read more »

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National Champions Shine Internationally

While competing against 46 teams from all over the United States, Jordan Clem, Heath Link, Corey Smith, and Trevor White were given top honors at the National FFA Livestock Judging contest in 2008. After winning the national championship, these New Home, Texas, students were invited to the Highland Royal Classic, an invitation-only, international contest in… Read more »

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Cotton Pickings

New Delegate Body Representatives as of December 16, 2009 Anacleto Casas, Jr. Knott Cade Furrow O’Donnell Steve Whitaker Olton Alan Monroe United Farm Industries

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