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Vol. 35, No. 1 | Spring 2002

From Microwaves to Module Builders

Women in Farming Are Able to Adapt Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a story about women who manage or are directly involved in farming operations. More women are entering the world of work outside the home than ever before, and a number of them have chosen to sit in a tractor… Read more »

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Abernathy FFA Makes Old Tractors As Good As New

A collection of dust-filled gauges, four tires cracked by dry rot, and an assortment of parts smothered with oil as thick as molasses were bound together by rusted metal. The dilapidated condition of the tractor did not intimidate 16- year-old Dustin Stone as he began the challenge of restoring one of the Stone family’s antiques… Read more »

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Van May to Head Textile Industry Group

PCCA President and CEO Van May was elected 2002-03 chairman of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI) March 21 during the organization’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He succeeds Chuck Hayes, chairman of Guilford Mills. “Our textile and cotton industries currently are faced with difficult challenges, and Van brings a unique perspective to the… Read more »

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Due to Low Cotton Prices, etc. Smaller U.S. Cotton Crop Expected in 2002-03

Some observers believe a “philosophical change” may have occurred in the cotton market in response to USDA’s supply/demand report released May 10. The first U.S. projections for 2002-03 included sharply lower production, continued strong exports, higher domestic consumption, and lower ending stocks. U.S. cotton production this coming season is projected at 17.8 million bales based… Read more »

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State Line Coop’s Bill Smith Named Ginner of the Year

Bill Smith, State Line Cooperative Gin manager, was named the 2001 Ginner of the Year by the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC). On March 12, 2002, Smith received the award, one of TACC’s highest honors, for his dedication to cooperatives and agriculture at the council’s annual meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas. Smith grew up on… Read more »

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Eddie Smith Elected Chairman of Cotton Inc.

PCCA Director Eddie Smith of Floydada, Texas, was elected Chairman of the Board of Cotton Incorporated (CI) at the company’s annual board meeting Feb. 22 in San Diego. Smith was elected to the CI Board in 1992 and previously served as its Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman. “Being on the board has been one of… Read more »

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Jay Cowart Named Manager at OCCA

Replaces Retiring Malcolm Magar Plains Cotton Cooperative Association recently hired Jay Cowart to manage its Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Association (OCCA) warehouse facility at Altus, Okla. It is Cowart’s second “tour of duty” with PCCA, and he replaces Malcolm Magar who announced his plans in late 2001 to retire after a long and distinguished career with… Read more »

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