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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 »

Cotton Ginning Marketplace

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 »

Cotton Ginning Marketplace

Seed House Safety And Maintenance Procedures Overhead seed houses are valuable for short-term seed storage, wet seed storage and gins with limited yard space. With recent design improvements, overhead seed houses can also provide a highly efficient method for loading trucks from flat-storage houses. When fully loaded, a double-hopper seed house can weigh 200,000 pounds or more. This load hovers above ... Read More »

Keep Up With Regulations Under New Administration

If you are an active member of a ginning association, you probably know that these organizations typically tend to deal more in the regulatory world than the policy world. The past few months have been tough for many of us since the new administration has made keeping up with regulations much more difficult than in the past. Well, that’s not ... Read More »

Register Now For May And June Cotton Ginners School

The Cotton Ginners School program marks its 31st year of classes in 2017. The Southwest Ginners School recently conducted the first session in Lubbock, Texas, at the South Plains Ginning Laboratory. The Western Ginners School is scheduled for May 2-4 in Mesilla Park, N.M., and the Stoneville Ginners School will be held June 6-8 in Stoneville, Miss. Cooperators for the ... Read More »

NCGA Elects Officers, Emphasizes Research And Safety

NCGA Elects Officers, Emphasizes Research And Safety At the National Cotton Ginners’ Association 80th membership and board meeting in Dallas, the NCGA announced its 2017 officers: president – David Blakemore, Campbell, Mo.; first vice president – Stanley Creelman, Tulare, Calif.; second vice president – Wes Morgan, New London, N.C.; third vice president – Curtis Stewart, Spade, Texas; and chairman – ... Read More »

Pertinent Topics For Ginners Will Be Covered At The 2017 Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting

In a recent exclusive interview with Cotton Farming magazine, Kent Fountain, president of Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association Inc., encouraged ginners to attend the Cotton Production and Ginning Seminar breakout sessions. These meetings will be held during the 2017 Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting, Jan. 18-22, in Charlotte, N.C. “Of particular interest to ginners will be a presentation on contamination, which is ... Read More »