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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 »

Cotton Ginners’ Marketplace

Nominations Open For TCGA Cotton Ginner Of The Year Now is the time to send in your nomination for the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Ginner of the Year. This is the highest honor a gin manager can receive by peers in the industry. Guidelines for the selection of Ginner of the Year include service to customers through: Quality ginning, Ethical ... Read More »

Whatever They’re Faced With, Ginners Just ‘Handle It’

Ginners need to be ready for anything. It happens almost every year. Some kind of adverse weather or harvest condition complicates an already hectic job. It seems like gin season will never get here, and then all of a sudden it’s “all hands on deck” and we’re running 24/7. Then it happens. A huge rainstorm, snow, ice, wind, flood…. I ... Read More »

Cotton Ginners Marketplace

Contamination Prevention Remains a Priority I have written multiple articles about contamination — which also has received a focus at several recent industry meetings — because U.S. cotton is facing fierce competition from other growths and man-made fibers. Unfortunately, we continue to receive more than a few complaints, along with samples of contaminated fabric, from our textile mill customers. Most of ... Read More »

Cotton Ginners Marketplace

Using Gin Data Can Lead To Greater Efficiencies We hear about “big data” all the time. All kinds of claims about data are made by all kinds of people. “Data makes our lives better and cheaper.” Or “data is the end of the world,” some say. “Data is why we have so many nice things,” others claim. Let’s talk a bit ... Read More »