Sunday, December 4, 2022

Spurred by a need to boost acres, Arkansas growers build gin

Just four years ago cotton prices bottomed out, Arkansas acreage and production dropped, and only a handful of cotton gins remained open.

But in 2019, prices, acreage and production saw a dramatic increase, bringing a need for more ginning capacity. In southeast Arkansas, the Day family joined others there to build a new gin at Winchester, south of Dumas.

The gin began operating in January and provides a new facility to process what is expected to be expanded acreage this year.

Watch this video from the Arkansas Farm Bureau to learn more about the new WinnCot Gin Co.

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