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The Cotton Industry Mourns The Passing Of Dick Adams It is with great sadness that the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association announces the passing of long time Raisin City Co-op Gin Manager Richard (Dick) Adams Dec. 11, 2017, after a short illness. Born on Sept. 4, 1932, Richard grew up in Porterville, California. He proudly served in the United ... Read More »

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TCGA’s Tony Williams Receives Prestigious Award Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Executive Vice President Tony Williams received the Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist for Public Service Award from Texas Tech University at the annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Civic Center, Nov. 9. Williams was born to Don and Pasty Williams and raised in the West Texas area along with four ... Read More »

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Bag And Tie Codes Required For Warehouse Receipts With the 2017 crop now being harvested, ginned and stored, the National Cotton Council is reminding industry members of the importance of proper bale identification, including adherence to multiple requirements. First, all warehouses with U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation cotton storage agreements and cotton gins are reminded that bag and tie ... Read More »

Cotton Gin Trash Finds New Life In Power Production

Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station showcasing a biomass- fueled fluidized bed gasifier, using cotton gin trash and wood chips to power an ... Read More »

Preserving Quality, Preventing Overregulation

The National Cotton Ginners’ Association is diligently managing multiple issues. Among the most serious is the threat posed by plastic contaminants — a concern addressed by National Cotton Council President/CEO Gary Adams in this magazine’s August issue and one that NCGA President David Blakemore has talked about in various ginner meetings across the Cotton Belt this year. The NCGA will continue ... Read More »

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Tune Up Your Safety Program It’s late summer, which means ginning season is right around the corner. And a few of you are already well into it by now. We always joke that repair season is over when cotton shows up on the yard. There are always a million things that seem to never get done in a timely manner. ... Read More »