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College Graduates Enhance Farm Operations

Young PCCA members have been putting their college degrees to use finding ways to incorporate technology onto the farm. As multigenerational farm families send the youngest off to college, traditions begin to change as new knowledge is brought home. As a fifth generation farmer near Post, Texas, Wes Mason is working with his family on… Read more »

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Meet the Young Farmers

Wes Mason Post, Texas Lubbock Cotton Growers Fifth Generation Farmer Married to Desta Mason Texas Tech University – Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Biggest Influence: Ray and Charles Mason,Father and Grandfather Favorite Part of Farming: Using technology to aid in the decision making process and record keeping. Biggest Lesson Learned: Be wise… Read more »

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2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Program Deadlines

With the 2014 Farm Bill in effect, producers and landowners are required to elect new safety net programs before the deadlines released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is making efforts to provide online resources to producers and landowners to help them understand the programs before making decisions… Read more »

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PCCA Members Utilize Member Access

User-friendly, convenient and always up-to-date all describe PCCA’s Member Access System, one of the software services PCCA provides to its members and gins. In the last three years, there were 3,840 individual members who successfully signed on to the Member Access System bringing the total to 5,940 members. The system allows members to view important… Read more »

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The Golden Age of Farm News

Long before the Internet was netting, before the Twitterverse was tweeting, and before Facebooking became an action word, agricultural editors and farm broadcasters were the conduits for vital news reaching farmers and ranchers. During their distinguished careers, the following four men became trusted household names throughout the Southwest and beyond, and their combined lists of… Read more »

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Changes in Acuff, Ernestine Stennett Retires

For 33 years, Ernestine Stennett was the backbone of the cotton gin in Acuff, Texas. Described as the nucleus of the community, Stennett was not just the local bookkeeper but also a friend to many. The gin office was her second home, where the people were family and her biggest accomplishment was having enjoyed every… Read more »

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TELMARK Contributes to PCCA’s Success

Since 1985 when it was created, TELMARK has been a valuable member of the PCCA family. The company was founded to provide electronic cotton marketing, scale ticket, and gin bookkeeping services to independent gins and their customers and to pay dividends from its net margins to PCCA and to share expenses with the cooperative. In… Read more »

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Following in His Father’s Footsteps

Mark True is Elected PCCA’s Newest Board Member Located seven miles south of Plainview, Texas, sits a 1,400-acre farm that is a true representation of dedication and family. Mark True is a farmer that follows in his father’s footsteps with a commitment to farming as a lifestyle. He was elected to PCCA’s Board of Directors… Read more »

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Working Together, Serving Together

The Grower Services Department at PCCA is responsible for helping members make sure that they have all the correct paperwork and information on file before it is time to market the cotton. This includes overseeing Pool Sign In/Sign Out each year. They also collect pool marketing agreements for all members who choose to market their cotton… Read more »

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