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Vol. 38, No. 2 | Summer 2005

Dollars and Sense

PCCA’s Accounting Department  Watches the Bottom Line PCCA’s accounting department daily faces the daunting task of tracking all of the monetary information for every department in the cooperative’s corporate headquarters, three warehouse locations, four satellite offices, and the American Cotton Growers (ACG) denim mill. “Basically, anything with a dollar sign attached to it passes through… Read more »

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Texas Agriculture Unscathed by 79th Legislature

The 79th Texas Legislature closed the doors on its regular session at the end of May, and the state’s agriculture industry emerged “in relatively good shape,” according to one observer. “Debates over many bills that could have affected Texas agriculture ensued during the five-month session, and contrary to many people’s concerns, we held our own,”… Read more »

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For One PCCA Member Pheasants and Cotton Go Hand in Hand

In a normal year, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) member Calvin Lemon is finished with harvest by late November. This past winter’s moisture and late harvest season, however, saw Lemon pulling double-duty overseeing his cotton crop and his pheasant hunting operation during the month of December. Lemon has produced cotton with his wife, Sandra, for… Read more »

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Center Focuses on Education and Heritage

Wilfred Bartoskewitz moves with the speed and agility of a man half his age. He is, after all, a man on a mission to preserve the agricultural and German heritage of his area in South Central Texas. Bartoskewitz, a fifth generation farmer, continues to raise crops and livestock on land his German ancestors purchased in… Read more »

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Looking to the Future

New Innovations in Cotton Technology With 2004’s bountiful harvest in the record books, many growers are on the edge of their seats looking to what the next few years might hold. One of the factors credited for the success of the recent harvest is Roundup Ready cotton, a product of Monsanto Company, but could there… Read more »

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Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council Announces Awards

The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) recently honored three individuals for their dedication to the cooperative industry during the organization’s annual meeting in Galveston on March 14, 2005. TACC named Jackie Mull of Idalou, Texas, Cooperator of the Year. Honored with the Ginner of the Year award was Gerald Miligan of Lyford, Texas, while Humberto… Read more »

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Gin Managers Say Farewell to Their Coops

At the end of one of the largest cotton ginning seasons in years, fourcooperative gin managers said goodbye to their offices. Jackie Randolph of Lorenzo Coop Gin in Lorenzo, Texas, retired March 18 while Bobby Britton of Slaton Coop Gin in Slaton, Texas, Randy Small of Castro Coop Gin in Dimmit, Texas, and David Server… Read more »

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PCCA Pays Off Long-Term Debt

  PCCA made the final payment on its Textile Division’s long-term debt to CoBank in June. In observance of this milestone, PCCA President and CEO Wally Darneille (center) and former President and CEO Van May (left) presented a commemorative check for $2,827,142 to CoBank’s Lynn Scherler.

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