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Vol. 37, No. 2 | Summer 2004

In Summary

It was one year ago that I began talking to our board chairman about needing to make a change in lifestyle and thus this being my last year as your CEO. It is hard to imagine that a year has passed, but the time has now come for me to turn the page. How do… Read more »

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PCCA Board Names Wally Darneille to Replace Van May as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) named Wallace L. “Wally” Darneille as president-elect of the Lubbock-based, farmer-owned cooperative effective July 6, 2004. The announcement was made by recently-elected PCCA Chairman Eddie Smith following the board’s regular, monthly meeting on June 16, 2004. Darneille will replace Van May who announced late last… Read more »

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Relocation of Ring Spinning Lowers Costs

Vintage Look Key to ACG’s Value-Added Denim Styles In a continuing effort to streamline production, American Cotton Grow-ers (ACG) relocated three ring-spinning frames from its New Braunfels, Texas, plant to its denim mill in Littlefield, Texas. The equipment was dismantled on Feb. 14, 2004, and was fully operational in Littlefield on April 17, 2004. The… Read more »

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Crop Outlook Optimistic in 2004

As the calendar flips to the month of July, many farmers hope their crops would remain healthy, some producers prayed their recently planted crop would grow quickly, several south Texas cotton producers began preparing for harvest, and optimism ran high for the 2004-05 U.S. cotton crop. USDA’s spring acreage report, released June 30, showed 13.9… Read more »

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Cotton Incorporated’s New Advertising Approach

Launch of New Campaign Sharpens Focus on Female Audience As cotton producers began another growing season, Cotton Incorporated began growing a crop of another kind. In April, the producer- and importer-funded organization launched a new television advertising campaign aimed at targeting a specific female audience. It is a significant change from past promotional efforts designed… Read more »

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Ogallala Quilters Host Festival

Event Features Cotton Fabrics In the small town of Dimmitt in the Texas Panhandle, a group of extraordinary women known as the Ogallala Quilters Society work year-round preparing to host the Ogallala Quilt Festival each April. Darlene Collins of Dimmitt, Texas, traveled to Portland, Ore., in the fall of 1996 with her husband and had… Read more »

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Texans Now Can Put Cotton On Their Cars

Cotton production is a legacy and a way of life for Don and Barbara Harris, and their love for the cotton industry inspired them to promote cotton in new ways. Don Harris is a remarkable man credited with making cotton the state fiber and fabric of Texas in 2002, but his dedication to the state’s… Read more »

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Students Receive Howard Alford Scholarship

Two more students from Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) recently were added to the growing list of Howard Alford Memorial Scholarship recipients. Matt McPherson, a sophomore agronomy major from Lockney, Texas, and Alton Synatschk, a freshman agricultural economics and general business major from Springlake, Texas, received the two scholarships.… Read more »

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