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Vol. 39, No. 2 | Winter 2006-2007

High Quality 2006 Crop Opens New Markets

Cotton Harvest

Most cotton strippers and pickers are now idle in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as the 2006 cotton harvest is almost complete. Weather permitting, the majority of ginners expect to be finished with the crop by the end of January, and the cotton industry will once again begin preparations for the upcoming year. The 2006 Texas… Read more »

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Texas Tech University Conducts Valuable Research for the Cotton Industry

Cotton Economics Research Institute Cotton producers and the cotton industry throughout PCCA’s three-state region have found an important resource at Texas Tech University. Findings of studies by the Cotton Economics Research Institute (CERI) are providing information and gaining significant recognition for the university at a critical time for the cotton industry. CERI’s objectives, according to… Read more »

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ACG Takes Important Leap Forward


Customers’ Perception of Denim Mill Changing After years of being known only as a manufacturer of basic, core denim, American Cotton Growers (ACG) is turning heads among its customers based on responses to the latest product offering. It is the result of the Textile Division’s strategic plan and represents a milestone for the mill’s product… Read more »

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Changes in Loan Rules Could be Costly for Producers

Cotton producers across the country are about to see a change in the CCC loan program. Beginning with the 2006 crop, producers and marketing pools could possibly owe compression charges if the cotton they placed in the CCC loan ends up forfeiting. “According to USDA, producers and pools that place cotton in the loan but… Read more »

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Two of PCCA’s Employees Recognized for Leadership Potential

PCCA is well known as a leader and innovator in the cotton and textile industries, and now two of the coop’s employees have been recognized for their leadership potential. Bryan Gregory, vice president of textile manufacturing, and Charley Triplett, manager of grower services, have been selected to participate in the leadership programs of theNational Cotton… Read more »

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PCCA’s Darneille Elected President of International Cotton Association

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) President and CEO Wally Darneille recently was elected 2006-07 president of the International Cotton Association (ICA) in Liverpool, England, during the organization’s annual general meeting. He is the first-ever American to serve in that position. “Wally’s term as ICA president in 2006-07 comes at an important time for PCCA and… 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 December 20, 2006. Coop Gin Delegates Farmers Coop Soc.-Chillicothe Jimmy Barnett Farmers Coop Gin-Granfield Mike Nill Inadale Coop Gin Jon Derouen Lakeview Farmers Coop Bob Foard Farmers Coop Assn.-O’Donnell… Read more »

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