Commentator Logo

Table of Contents

Vol. 48, No. 2 | Spring 2018

Download Issue (PDF)

Letter from the President

The Last Mile is the Most Valuable Over the near future you will hear a lot of conversation about transforming “the last mile” in business. For example, a quick Google search of “amazon last mile” will yield numerous results about how Amazon is battling to own the last mile. In other words, they want a… Read more »

Read Full Article

Keith Lucas Joins PCCA

At PCCA, one of the primary goals of the cooperative is to market cotton in such a way that it adds value to its grower-owners’ bottom line. Part of fulfilling this mission is bringing in the best talent to join the PCCA team and working hard each day for the cooperative. Keith Lucas is the… Read more »

Read Full Article

A Thread in Time: Cotton’s Story

White Cotton

  Just like the farmers who grow the fiber crop nationwide, cotton has a story to tell all its own. With origin debates varying from ancient Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Native American and Aztec civilizations, cotton has been sustaining life for its various cultivators for ages, not to mention competing in the world marketplace and impacting… Read more »

Read Full Article

Kansas Co-op Hall of Fame Selects Former PCCA Employee

Dick Cooper

  Dick Cooper, PCCA’s Director of Business Development for Kansas and Northern Oklahoma until his retirement in 2015, was inducted into the Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame on March 20, 2018, during the annual meeting of the Kansas Cooperative Council and the Kansas Farm Services Agency. The hall is located on the Kansas State Fairgrounds… Read more »

Read Full Article

Hurricane Harvey – The Road to Recovery

Hurricane Harvey Gin Damage Aerial

  August 25, 2017, likely will be immortalized as one of the most devastating days in U.S. natural-disaster history. Around ten that evening, category four Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, dumping roughly nine trillion gallons of water on Texas soil over the course of its week-long stay. According to The Weather Channel, Harvey’s… Read more »

Read Full Article

Co-ops Through The Eyes of Grower-Owners

Farmers are continually hearing the pros and cons of doing business with a certain company, choosing a specific variety of cotton seed, or buying a certain piece of equipment from the businesses that are trying to sell their goods and services. Have you ever heard the benefits of this from other growers? There is no… Read more »

Read Full Article

Above and Beyond: TACC Honors Exceptional Individuals

Each year, the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council honors individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty in their respective areas of work. This year, honorees include Danny Helms of PCCA, David Wied of New Home Co-op Gin, Johnny Anderson of Plains Cotton Growers, Darwin Robertson of Yoakum County Co-op, and Bob Stanley of… Read more »

Read Full Article

Storing Added Value

Warehouse Aerial Photo

  PCCA’s mission is simple – To ensure the long-term profitability of our grower-owners through value added marketing programs and through services to their gins. In accordance with this mission, year after year PCCA’s Warehouse Division works hard to provide exceptional service to the cooperative’s grower-owners. With multiple warehouse locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas,… Read more »

Read Full Article

Jesse Moore: Visionary

West Texas agriculture, especially the cotton industry, has benefitted from visionary leaders throughout the region’s history. Men like Roy B. Davis, who helped create Plains Cotton Cooperative Association in 1953 while he was president of Plains Cooperative Oil Mill in Lubbock, and others could see opportunities and make them a reality. One such visionary was… Read more »

Read Full Article