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Vol. 41, No. 3 | Winter 2008-2009

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Meeting The New Crop Year With an Air of Optimism

In late December, good news was hard to find in the cotton industry. Most of the 2008-09 cotton crop was out of the field, but a global economic recession sent cotton sales grinding to a virtual halt. Despite the “gloom and doom,” an air of optimism remained. “Unfortunately, for the time being we’re dealing with… Read more »

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Texas Brings Home National Title

Among 46 teams from all over the United States competing for a national title, four boys from New Home, Texas, were recognized as the best livestock judging team in the nation. Jordan Clem, Heath Link, Corey Smith, and Trevor White were given top honors at the National FFA Livestock Judging contest held October 21-24, 2008,… Read more »

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Celebrating Cotton’s Past

Burton Cotton Gin Museum The aroma is a nostalgic combination of grandma’s cellar, daddy’s workshop, and the cool fall air when the wooden door creeks open at Burton Farmers Gin. The glow of pale yellow light bulbs and random rays of sunlight fall upon equipment from the turn of the century, allowing visitors to step… Read more »

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In Memory of Curtis Jensen

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association lost a loyal member and devoted leader October 13 with the passing of long-time Director Curtis Jensen from Danevang, Texas. Mr. Jensen served on PCCA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 1980. He was elected to represent District 10 on PCCA’s Board in 1988 when it was re-organized to an… Read more »

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American Denim for American Heroes

The Lubbock Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Bernina Sewing Studio, and other hardworking volunteers in the Lubbock community and surrounding areas came together for a second year to make denim Christmas stockings for our heroes overseas. Dona Nussbaum is one of the many volunteers who helped make this project possible. She said the project was set… Read more »

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Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program

Grady Martin, PCCA’s director of sales, was recently recognized for his leadership in the agriculture industry by being selected to the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) program. TALL is a two-year program in which a diverse group of class members gain a better understanding of Texas agriculture through intensive training, seminars, tours, discussions, and guest… Read more »

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Local Chamber Inducts PCCA Into Hall of Fame

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) was inducted into the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual meeting December 2 in Lubbock. PCCA is the first agribusiness in Lubbock to receive the honor. PCCA was recognized for its leadership in the world cotton industry, its support of the Lubbock Chamber of… Read more »

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A Family Tradition

The employees of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association enjoyed a concert of Christmas carols on December 19 performed by eight members of the Bingham family from Meadow, Texas. Cliff Bingham, a member of Meadow Coop Gin and PCCA, grew up in a farming family with strong ties to Meadow Coop Gin. Cliff graduated from Texas Tech… Read more »

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New to the Board of Directors

Billy Eggemeyer of Midkiff, Texas, was elected to PCCA’s Board of Directors to represent District 9 during the cooperative’s 55th Annual Stockholders Meeting held September 17, 2008. Eggemeyer graduated from Rankin High School in 1973. Just a year and a half later, he began farming and currently raises cotton, corn, milo or wheat in a… Read more »

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