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Vol. 33, No. 3 | Winter 2000-2001

Sewing Up The Seam

PCCA and Partners Officially Launch Internet Cotton Trading The signing of official documents on Nov. 6 formally established a new company offering the latest Internet trading system for U.S. agricultural commodities. The new company, The Seam, now offers the world’s first, truly online cotton marketplace and is the result of a new partnership involving Plains Cotton… Read more »

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U.S. and World Crop Estimates Fall

Excited discussions of a bumper U.S. cotton crop quickly turned to worries of extensive crop abandonment this season, as weather conditions took their toll on key areas of the Cotton Belt. However, the United States did not suffer environmental adversities alone, and world production numbers also are expected to be wrenched lower due to shrinking… Read more »

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Ag and Religious Leaders Celebrating the Stewards of the Land

Agriculture, technology and environmental caretaking were the center of attention Oct. 8 and 9 in Lubbock during Celebrating the Stewards of the Land: Sustaining Creation in the New Millennium. The conference was co-hosted by Lubbock’s Second Baptist Church and the Christian Life Commission (CLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Sunday, Oct. 8, focused… Read more »

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Food Bank Addresses Hunger Issues

Among the important issues discussed on Oct. 8 at theCelebrating the Stewards of the Land conference was hunger relief and the South Plains Food Bank. Cloetta Shotts, director of the Land Use Division of the South Plains Food Bank, explained how the bank is going beyond just handing out food. It is working for a… Read more »

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Preserving Agriculture’s Rich Heritage

Although modern technology and advances have replaced antique agricultural equipment, products and services throughout the years, some communities and locales still are preserving the rich history of agriculture. Texas’ State Capitol building in Austin is just one location of a museum of farming history and preservation. The Capitol building, which first opened in 1888, included… Read more »

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PCCA Board Re-Aligns South Texas Districts

Phenomenal growth of the volume of South Texas cotton handled by PCCA prompted the cooperative’s board of directors to re-align Districts 10 and 11 earlier this year to ensure more equitable representation for members in those districts. Much of PCCA’s South Texas growth in recent years occurred in District 10 which encompassed the Coastal Bend,… Read more »

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Fairchild Coop Joins PCCA Family

The gin at Fairchilds, TX, has a long and interesting history, yet it is one of the newest coop gins in the state. Located a few miles south of the city of Rosenberg along Texas’ Upper Coastal Bend, Fairchild Farmers Coop signed up to offer PCCA’s marketing services just prior to the 2000 cotton crop.… Read more »

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