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Vol. 35, No. 2 | Summer 2002

Cotton Production Outlook Mixed

From the southern tip of Texas to the southern plains of Kansas, cotton producers and market observers are monitoring the progress of the 2002 crop. Overall, cotton conditions can be described best as a “mixed bag” with farmers in some areas expecting bumper crops and others hoping the insurance adjuster will be kind. The cotton… Read more »

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Denim Market Surge Continues for PCCA

Business is much better for PCCA’s Textile Division, at least as far as sales volume is concerned. Although fabric prices remain low, they are improved from the second quarter, and the coop’s denim operations continue to run at full production capacity. The market’s momentum has been boosted by a number of key factors. First, the… Read more »

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For 2002-03 Mixed Fundamental Factors Currently Resulting in Cotton Market Volatility

Market volatility continues to dominate the New York Cotton Exchange as traders search for a clear direction. The instability may continue for several months as fundamental factors send mixed messages to market participants. In fact, the U.S. situation appears to be bearish, but anticipated foreign production figures look to be bullish. On the domestic front,… Read more »

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Cotton Incorporated Appoints Fellows for New Program

Cotton research received a shot in the arm earlier this year when Cotton Incorporated inaugurated a unique program within its Breeding and Genetics Initiative. With an investigative approach, the fiber company of America’s cotton producers launched its Cotton Incorporated Fellowship (CIF) to enhance the training of future cotton breeders and geneticists. It is another example… Read more »

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Tech Students Receive Alford Scholarship

Three students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at Texas Tech University received the Howard Alford Memorial Scholarship this year. Nathan Klatt, a sophomore range management major from Hale Center, Texas, Amanda Reed, an Anton, Texas, native and junior agricultural economics major, and sophomore agricultural education major Lacy Simon from Lubbock,… Read more »

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Cotton Pickings

Delegate Body Representatives Recently, a number of PCCA delegate body representatives were elected or re-elected by their local coop gins. The following list was compiled through June 19, 2002. Coop Gin Delegates Amherst Freddie Maxwell Northwest Cotton Growers Randall Lucas Wilson Gary Houchin Comings & Goings A number of cooperative gins have announced management changes… Read more »

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PCCA’s 49th Annual Stockholders Meeting

Will Be Held September 18, 2002, 2 p.m. at PCCA 3301 East 50th Street, Lubbock, Texas Board Nominations and Pool Committee Election Results PCCA Delegates have nominated the following candidates to stand for election to PCCA’s Board of Directors. The election will be held at the cooperative’s annual meeting. District 8 Raymond Althof District 9 Wendell… Read more »

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