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Don’t Forget About OSHA Reporting Rules

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The Texas cotton Ginners’ Association has received several calls this year with questions about two Occupational Safety and Health Administration reporting rules. Here is a quick recap of how each rule works. First, there is the illness and injury reporting rule. Here are the basic situations you are required to report to OSHA: 1. Any fatality. Report within eight hours. ... Read More »

Make weekly safety meetings a priority at your gin

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When this article is published, ginning season should be in high gear across most of the country. There’s a lot going on to get into the swing of things. I always worry that safety slips through the cracks as everyone works out the kinks of performing as a crew and operating the gin as a machine. One of the easiest ... Read More »

The H-2A Program: What It Is And When To Use It

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The H-2A temporary agricultural program is for bringing in laborers from other countries to work in agriculture when there is no other source of employees in an area. Typically, this work is limited to “on a farm” or “by a farmer.” Cotton gins are one of only a few entities that can use the H-2A program outside of that narrow ... Read More »

CCGGA Honors Stan Creelman With Distinguished Service Award

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The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association honored Stan Creelman of Mid-Valley Cotton Growers earlier this summer, celebrating his retirement. He is widely recognized as a leader in the California ginning industry. Roger Isom, California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association president/CEO, not only presented Creelman a plaque recognizing his dedicated years of service as a board member but also honored ... Read More »

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Hosts Summer Intern Program

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For 12 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association has provided an opportunity for college students to experience the cotton ginning industry firsthand through its summer intern program. For 2019, three young people are onboard. They were chosen from a roster of eight well-qualified applicants. This year’s interns are Kalin Clark, Texas A&M University; Garrett Gallagher, Texas A&M University; and Brendon ... Read More »

Ginning Research Is A Priority

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The National Cotton Council annually sends a letter to the Senate and House leaders who oversee agricultural appropriations requesting that funding levels be maintained for the three U.S. ginning laboratories. Just a few years ago, that and other council efforts with these senators and representatives played a significant role in Congress’ approval of federal appropriations increases for all three laboratories ... Read More »