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Precautions Necessary For Handling Round Modules

Few people expected the use of round modules to grow so rapidly, but now almost all gins have some cotton in round modules. Even though the introduction of the round module was met with apprehension, ginners have now accepted them and lauded their many advantages. However, the handling of round modules at the gin is still a work-in-progress. There are ... Read More »

Drought May Affect Fiber Properties At Gin

All of the current crop production discussion as I write this note in August for September publication has been about the loss of the U.S. corn crop due to record-breaking drought and heat in many parts of the Corn Belt. The cotton crop also is having its struggles, and the USDA August cotton production report has pegged the U.S. 2012 ... Read More »

Major Ginning Priority: Keep The Cotton Clean

Most of us demand 100 percent cotton in the clothes we buy, especially for us guys. Nothing provides the comfort like the feel of a cotton shirt or pants. Anytime plastic fibers like polyester are introduced to the blend it diminishes the comfort level and value of the garment for me. The same goes for a textile mill when buying ... Read More »

Budget Cutbacks Didn’t Stop Important Cotton Research

Every cotton farmer knows about and deals with personal budgets and how surpluses and deficits affect their operation. We are all also painfully aware of the huge U.S. budget deficit and how that is affecting the national discussion of the future Farm Bill, as well as so much more that we in the cotton industry are involved in as American ... Read More »