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McLain Farms

shane, sammijo mclain and their family

Texas Panhandle Operation Rotates Cotton And Cattle. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Shane McLain and his wife, SammiJo, operate a stripper cotton and cow-calf business in Castro County, Texas, between Hart and Nazareth. This area of West Texas is part of the Panhandle — the northernmost 26 counties in the state where cotton acreage is fast replacing grain as ... Read More »

Big Boots To Fill

Rann Williams

Oklahoma Brothers Carry On Cotton Legacy. By Carroll Smith, Editor — In 1906, the year before Oklahoma was granted statehood, the Williams’ family traveled in a covered wagon from Texas and homesteaded east of Altus. W.W. “Luck” Williams was a small-time farmer, and his son, Murray — who loved cotton more than anything in the world — started farming full-time ... Read More »

Cotton, Polyester Have Learned To Work Together

BY BHARAT DESAI SENIOR EXECUTIVE VP, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES MUMBAI, INDIA Bharat DesaiCotton’s Rich History   The inquisitive and evolving man has constantly attempted to deliver himself a better product in which to dress. One of the oldest and most intricate options has been cotton. Cotton has been part of every civilization’s history. Through the years, cotton has evolved into a ... Read More »

Industry News

Entries Being Accepted For ‘One Ton Club’ What do 860 pair of jeans, 4,868 T-shirts and 400 producers have in common? They all make one ton of cotton. Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton are now accepting entries for eligible producers to join more than 400 farmers who are members of the FiberMax One Ton Club. Producers have until March 1 ... Read More »