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Texas Cotton Ginning Tradition

LAKEVIEW CO-OP GIN, ONE OF THE OLDEST CO-OPS IN TEXAS, was established in 1929 and has a history all its own. As an active business in the community, Dusty Byars, Lakeview Co-op Gin Manager, said they try to give back whenever possible. “We are really active in both the Hall and Donley County Stock Shows,”… Read more »

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Letter from the President

Amidst all of the uncertainties in cotton agriculture, one thing is undeniable— our grower-owners work extremely hard to nurture a crop from planting to harvest. That fact increases the importance of making sure that we do everything in our power to generate the maximum possible return to them. Recently, there are three factors that have… Read more »

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Stay Current with Cotton Market Developments

Cotton Field

  Keeping PCCA members informed is one of many priorities for the cooperative’s staff, and one communications tool is Cotton Market Weekly. This free service is written and distributed each week, as the name implies, and contains information about cotton futures, U.S. and world supply and demand estimates, crop conditions, and more. Cotton Market Weekly… Read more »

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In Memory of David Fields

Cooperatives and the U.S. cotton industry lost a loyal and staunch supporter with the passing of Gulf Compress President and CEO David Fields in April. The son of a co-op gin manager, David joined the staff of Gulf Compress, headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1995 and became President and CEO in 2008. Prior to… Read more »

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PCCA Warehouse Division has Record Year

PCCA’s Warehouse division received a record 1,742,315 bales for the 2016-17 crop. This broke the division’s previous record of 1,610,000 bales in 2007. However, handling this crop did not come without its challenges. Jay Cowart, PCCA Vice President of Warehousing, said they had to make adjustments in order to accommodate this large crop. “For the first… Read more »

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Local Co-ops Make a Difference

From supporting their grower-owners to local schools, cooperatives across PCCA’s service area work tirelessly to better their communities. Support is defined as the act of bearing all or part of the weight or giving, and in agriculture, is what makes everything come together. In their contributions, whether timely or monetarily, cooperatives give back to their… Read more »

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A Campaign to Share the Co-op Story

Do you know the benefits of doing business with your local and regional cotton co-ops? With the new joint effort between Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Farmers Cooperative Compress, PYCO Industries, Inc., and Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, all farmers have the opportunity to learn. The regionals are coming together to further promote the cooperative structure. This… Read more »

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