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Vol. 37, No. 1 | Spring 2004

To Provide a Written Framework for Future Pool Operations PCCA Board and Pool Committee Approve Recommended Changes for West Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas Marketing Pool

The Board of Directors and West Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas Marketing Pool Committee of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) have approved numerous changes for the West Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas (WT/O/K) marketing pool’s policies, strategy and operation following an exhaustive review by a Special Study Committee comprised of pool members. The changes were approved at the regular, monthly meetings of the… Read more »

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Building a New Image for American Cotton Growers

Value-Added Denim Styles Well Received by Mill’s Customers The image of American Cotton Growers (ACG), the Textile Division of PCCA, is undergoing a makeover few U.S. apparel companies would have thought possible two years ago. Known as a supplier of only basic styles of denim for only one customer for more than 20 years , ACG… Read more »

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Increased Acres in Kansas and Oklahoma Result in New Positions

The rapidly expanding cotton acreage in Kansas and Okla-homa has resulted in a new position at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA). Dick Cooper, former director of Field Services, has accepted a new position as PCCA’s director of Business Development for Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. Scott Stockton was promoted to Cooper’s former position. “Over the past… Read more »

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Wally and Margy Darneille Have the Blues

Baseball and apple pie have been long-time symbols of Americana, but cotton soon may join the ranks as a symbol of American life. A simple denim shirt might be the key. Wally and Margy Darneille of Montgomery, Ala., became increasingly concerned about the U.S. textile industry and decided Americans needed access to all- American, all-cotton… Read more »

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Market Attention Shifts to 2004-05 Cotton Crop

As the cold days of winter melt into spring, U.S. producers are beginning to plant a new crop of cotton, and market observers have shifted their full attention to the 2004-05 crop. According to data compiled from a survey completed by producers in early March, USDA anticipated a 6.8 percent increase in U.S. cotton plantings… Read more »

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TACC Presents Awards

The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) recently honored four individuals for their dedication to the cotton and cooperative industries during the organization’s annual meeting in Arlington, Texas. TACC named R.D. McCallister of Acuff, Texas, Cooperator of the Year, and Ginner of the Year was awarded to Randy Arnold of Associated Cotton Growers in Crosbyton, Texas.… Read more »

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Combined Receipts Set New Record at PCCA’s Warehouse Division

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s warehouse division, which includes Rolling Plains Cooperative Compress (RPCC), at Sweetwater, Texas, and Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Association (OCCA), at Altus, Okla., set a new record in 2003-04 despite the bad weather conditions most cotton producers faced early in the season. The warehouse division has experienced two high volume years back-to-back. The… Read more »

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Accessing West Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas Pool Information On-line

A weekly pool status report on the West Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas (WT/OK/KS) pool, including futures market data and market commentary now is available online via PCCA’s Member Access system. The information is available in a “look only”, non-printable format for WT/OK/KS pool members and gin personnel. It can be accessed on PCCA’s web site by selecting… Read more »

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