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Popular Service Turns 15

Member Access phone web

  A groundbreaking new program was created and introduced by PCCA 15 years ago, and it has become one of the most popular services among the co-op’s grower-owners and gin personnel. Member Access was created based on increased use of the Internet in agriculture and to provide grower-owners daily access to all of their PCCA… Read more »

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Sustainability: It Starts at the Farm

cotton in no-till field

  Every farm and every farmer face different situations and challenges each year. Different locations, operations, soil types, weather conditions and other factors influence the decisions made on the farm every day. However, all farmers share a common goal – to make a living and provide for their families and the growing population today, while… Read more »

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Talking Trade Policy: Impact on U.S. Cotton Growers

Of all the factors that can affect growers’ income, perhaps none is more important than international trade policy and the impact it has on U.S. exports. Approximately 95 percent of U.S. cotton moves into international channels either as raw fiber or as cotton yarn and fabric manufactured by U.S. textile mills, and during the last… Read more »

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Commitment, Service, and Leadership: The 2019 TACC Award Winners

At the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council Annual Joint Cooperative Meeting in March, four individuals were honored for their commitment, service, and leadership to cooperatives. Each year, TACC recognizes those who have gone above and beyond to not only better the people and places they come into direct contact with over their careers, but also to… Read more »

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Letter from the President

As I read through the pages of this issue, the challenges and triumphs of being a farmer are highlighted through stories about how you handle conditions related to weather, soil health, markets and the politics of international trade. PCCA’s grower-owners have always tackled problems with persistence and ingenuity mixed with blood, sweat and tears. As… Read more »

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Letter from the President

One of the most unique aspects of a true cooperative is the transparency of its strategy and operations to its grower-owners. Ownership of PCCA means you participate in your cooperative as a patron (user) and a decision maker. Because of this unusual structure, we provide our grower-owners with as much information as possible. We deliver… Read more »

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Sustainable Cotton, Responsible Growers

Cotton Boll Sunset

  Why do farmers farm? This question is one that is understood by many within agriculture, yet baffles many not in the industry. If you were to ask a group of farmers why they farm each one would give you a different, unique answer. “I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my father and… Read more »

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