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Vol. 34, No. 3 | Winter 2001-2002

President’s Letter

This is a letter I recently sent to our two key friends on Capitol Hill in Washington. It was a follow-up to phone conversations I had with each of them. We are so fortunate to have representatives of their stature working daily for our interests. Their willingness to make the commitments described in the letter… Read more »

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From Microwaves to Module Builders

Women in Farming are Able to Adapt Editor’s note: The following is the first installment of a story about four women who manage farming operations. More women are entering the world of work outside the home than ever before, and a number of them have chosen to sit in a tractor cab rather than an… Read more »

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PCCA Brings GBK into the 21st Century

Technology, like time, marches onward, and mainframe computers are becoming obsolete, inefficient or cost-prohibitive for many functions. Accordingly, PCCA is in transition to migrate all systems, including Gin Bookkeeping (GBK), away from the cooperative’s mainframe. In April 2001, PCCA began a pilot project involving nine coop gins. Its goal is to replace the GBK system… Read more »

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Keeping the Water Flowing for a Half Century

The largest and oldest water conservation district of its kind in the country this year celebrated 50 years of existence. The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 held an open house on September 11, 2001, and more than 100 guests gathered to commemorate the landmark anniversary and recall past events in the district’s… 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 January 3, 2002. Coop Gin Delegates Grassland Terry Laws Halfway James Huffhines Inadale Morris Light Mangum Farmers Joe Russell Olton Darryl Quigley Rocky Farmers Steve Kellog Southwest Cotton Growers… Read more »

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