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Vol. 48, No. 1 | Winter 2017-2018

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Letter From The President

You have heard me say it before, but it is true more than ever— I have never been more interested in future trends than now. There’s only one problem—they are hard to accurately identify. Politically, the “unconventional” rules elections and policy. Economically, we have seen the Dow-Jones index easily go through 24,000, a level thought… Read more »

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A Family Affair: The Hileman’s Story

Hileman Family Photo

Just under two hours from the northern Texas border lies Carnegie, Oklahoma. The small town resides on the Kiowa Reservation surrounded by fields of rich soil and history. Pursuing agriculture on this land has proven successful for those who dare, including the Hileman family. Jeannie Hileman, manager of Farmers Co-op Gin at Carnegie, has always… Read more »

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Sharing Your Story

The “Why” Behind The Need We want you to share your story. We need you to share your story. Please, share your story! While all of these statements are flattering, they lack explanation. What does it mean when we ask those in agriculture to share their stories? Is providing a play-by-play of farming operations enough?… Read more »

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Agvocating for Agriculture

The coming year has the potential to be an important one in terms of farm policy. With Congress drafting a new farm bill, it is more important than ever to share your story and how farm policy could impact you and your family farm. More simply put, there is a greater need now for farmers… Read more »

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The King of Kansas Cotton

Whether raising his family, making a living farming or organizing and building a cotton gin, when Carl Seeliger sets his mind on something, he works until he achieves it. His family has a six generation farming legacy and is proof that with hard work and determination anything is possible – including growing cotton in Kansas.… Read more »

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Same Values, Modern Approach

The Evolution of PCCA On a windblown West Texas day in 1953, Lubbock area cotton farmers came together to solve a problem. Looking for a way to get the best possible price for their cotton, these producers founded Plains Cotton Cooperative Association with a little financial assistance from Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, today known as… Read more »

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Meet PCCA’s New Director, Steve Moore

Steve Moore was born in Ft. Worth and grew up in Paris, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M University – Commerce, he taught vocational agriculture at Roxton High School near Paris for three years, never thinking he would become a farmer. “I enjoyed teaching ag, but one day in 1982 my aunt and uncle called… Read more »

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Remembering Larry Williams

PCCA lost a loyal and dedicated supporter with the passing of Director Larry Williams in September. Williams was elected to represent grower-owners and their co-op gins in District 8 on PCCA’s Board in 2005. During his tenure on the board, he served as chairman of the Audit and Warehouse Committees and on the West Texas/… Read more »

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PCCA Launches Member Access App

Earlier this year PCCA updated the look and feel of its Member Access Program. The goal of this was to make it easier to navigate and use. This program includes many important features that help make information and services readily available to PCCA’s grower-owners including accessing gin account information, invoice statements, the PCCA check register,… Read more »

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