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Arkansas Cotton Gin Numbers Dip In 2018

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Arkansas’ brief rally in the number active cotton gins has ended, as open gins declined from 33 to 28 between 2017 and 2018, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The state’s cotton acres rose from below 400,000 acres in 2015 to 485,000 in 2018, and so did the number of operating gins: 26 in 2015, 31 in 2016, and ... Read More »

Handle With Care

gary adams, ncc

Delivery of contamination-free bales to our textile mill customers is a must for U.S. cotton to compete against other growths and man-made fibers. How does contamination relate to U.S. cotton’s value? ■ Our industry recently emphasized U.S. cotton’s premium value to textile manufacturers in Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and India and will do likewise with manufacturers from all over the world ... Read More »

Lummus Corp. appoints Russell Sutton president

Russell Sutton

Lubbock, Texas-based Lummus Corp. has appointed Russell Sutton president. In that role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of Lummus and its core business of cotton ginning, oilseed processing and manmade fiber machinery, along with parts and service for those industries. Sutton brings more than four decades of industry experience in all functional areas of cotton ginning machinery company operations, ... Read More »

As Arkansas Cotton Acres Rebound, So Do Gin Numbers

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The number of active cotton gins in Arkansas rose to 33 in 2017, paralleling an increase in cotton acres, according to statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. “With a recovery in cotton acres the last couple of years, Arkansas is also seeing some gins come back to life,” says Scott Stiles, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System ... Read More »

The Little Gin That Could

texas cotton gin museum

Can you say a building watches over a community? Well, I think it can and I know one that does. These days in a part of Texas where most people don’t naturally think “cotton,” sits a building whose history was dependent on it. The 1914 Burton Farmers Gin is in little Burton, Texas, population 300. I am proud to say ... Read More »

Power Of Positive Thinking

By Jim Granberry Dallas, Texas When I was a child, my summer vacations were spent traveling with my parents from cotton gin to cotton gin in the family’s blue Buick (the model with four scoops on the front fenders). During those sweltering southern days, I spent untold hours waiting in the shade of cotton gin suction sheds, while my father ... Read More »