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California Cost Of Ginning Much Higher Than Other States

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The cost of ginning cotton is an important concern for producers and ginners. Every three years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service conducts a survey of ginning costs by region. Data from the survey allows gin management to compare their operation to regional and national data. It also provides information about key variable costs as a component of ... Read More »

California farmers plan to share their soil health handiwork Feb. 23

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A group of California farmers will share their experiences improving soil health in cotton production by growing cover crops, reducing tillage, applying compost and other practices during an online session at 11 a.m. Feb. 23. The free webinar is part of an eight-episode series titled Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, in which U.S. cotton farmers and soil health ... Read More »

California cotton farmers look for market stability

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• By Christine Souza • About halfway through their harvest, California cotton farmers say the market may be stabilizing amid trade challenges, water shortages and market conditions unsettled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kern County farmer Jake Cauzza, who is growing about 500 acres of mostly Pima cotton and some Acala, said things are starting to turn around. “In the last ... Read More »

In Memorium

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Remembering Jack Woolf California Central Valley agricultural legend Jack Woolf passed away July 28 at the age of 102. He was born Sept 6, 1917, along with his unexpected identical twin, Leyton, at the Pima Maricopa Indian Medical Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, to John Leroy (Roy) Woolf and Anna Louise Stuart Woolf. Siblings Peggy and Robert followed. After graduating from ... Read More »

California Cotton Picking Contest Of 1935

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In 1934, the Bakersfield Exchange Club sponsored a cotton picking contest with prizes. The event was held in Buttonwillow and had 30 contestants. On Oct.12, 1935, the Kern County Farm Bureau directors decided to sponsor a similar event. The committee set Oct. 25 as the contest date and selected a 40-acre cotton field belonging to W.H. Mettler near Shafter. The ... Read More »