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Vol. 42, No. 2 | Summer 2009

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Providing a Face for PCCA

Administration and Human Resources provide diverse services for members and employees Administration and Human Resources employees at PCCA work hard to ensure the well being of fellow employees and coordinate many functions related to our members and business partners. It consists of several individual departments with diverse duties to ensure an efficient work environment and… Read more »

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Textile Division Update

With the addition of Denimatrix and continuing advancements at the American Cotton Growers (ACG) denim mill, the Textile Division at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) is working hard to sustain positive cash flow and maintain a steady work environment despite the rough economic times. American Cotton Growers: Weaving efficiency, a key factor in textile mills,… Read more »

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Expanding to New Horizons

As the beams go up in Big Spring, Texas, Howard County’s largest city is getting even bigger. In an effort to better serve Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s (PCCA) members, the construction of a new cotton warehouse has begun and is projected to finish in time for the 2009-10 cotton crop. For more than 40 years,… Read more »

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Building Relationships and Bright Beginnings

Keeping a Close Connection with West Texas Roots Sitting across the table talking about hot West Texas summer days, I gathered my notes and struggled to contain my excitement about speaking with Kendon and Wendy Wheeler. The couple’s unique story of love and compassion and their determination to help children succeed in the world was… Read more »

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Small Department Receives Big Recognition

The results from the 2009 Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) awards are in and once again PCCA shines among the best. CCA is an organization of 350 professionals who communicate for cooperatives. The organization’s mission is to work toward helping its members excel in communications involving anything from writing and photography to editing videos and layouts.… Read more »

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The Hand that Feeds U.S.

America’s Farmers and Ranchers Cultivate Media Relations America’s farmers and ranchers have offered an outstretched hand to those that often have been viciously critical of agriculture – the urban media. The call for a truce is being led by The Hand that Feeds U.S., a new farmer-led project to improve agricultural relations with “big-city” reporters.… Read more »

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Another Voice for Agriculture

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been working for almost 100 years to serve its member businesses in Lubbock and West Texas. Affiliated with the Chamber are working committees that strive to represent a specific area in the community. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been working for almost 100 years to serve its member… Read more »

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Looking Forward

2009-10 U.S. Cotton Crop Prospects The export market changed considerably in 2008-09 when cotton consumption in China decreased for the first time in 10 years. With a monumental reduction in interest from the world’s largest cotton consumer, PCCA’s marketing staff worked diligently to find new markets for members’ cotton. New customers were identified, relationships were… Read more »

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