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Ginners Adapting To New Challenges

By Tommy Horton Editor One of the most exciting times of the year is upon us. Yes, we know that most of our readers are college football fans and are counting down the days until the first game. We’re also aware that there are a lot of hunters and fishermen who mark important dates on the calendar in the fall. ... Read More »

Southern Ginners Adjust To New Environment

By Tommy Horton Editor Even with uncertainty about the Farm Bill and major acreage changes looming, Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA) members are doing their best to adjust to a new environment in the Mid-South. That was the theme at the organization’s summer meeting in New Orleans heading into the fall harvest and ginning season. Nobody has to tell Mid-South ... Read More »

Mills Expect Better Quality For Cotton

By Bill Dwyer Senior Manager – Advisory FC Stone Australia Higher Expectations During the last decade, the cotton requirements of spinning mills have undergone a quantum leap. With a far greater understanding of the components of cotton quality today than 10 years ago, the expectations placed upon the supply chain are far greater than ever before. With faster and more ... Read More »

Missouri Gin Committed To Quality

By Tommy Horton Editor The Missouri Bootheel region has always had a reputation for producing high-quality cotton. However, it takes a united effort from producers and ginners to maintain such an enviable record of achievement. One example of how this region’s ginning sector is committed to delivering superior cotton can be found at the Farmers Union Gin in Senath, Mo. ... Read More »

Mills Remain Consistently Loyal To Best Quality

By Bob Antoshak Managing Director Olah, Incorporated FiberMax Exports – A Driving Force There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately over falling prices for cotton. Most often, industry analysts say that lower prices are due to weaker demand from textile mills, growing global stocks, a resurgence of synthetic fibers – or a combination of all three. While it’s true ... Read More »

Urban Versus Rural

By Kelley Green Austin, Texas When most Americans hear the phrase “Two Americas,” they think of the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots” – a major talking point in the 2004 presidential election. When I hear this phrase, I think of rural America versus urban America. Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is headquartered in downtown Austin, Texas. Our state has ... Read More »

Budget Cutbacks Didn’t Stop Important Cotton Research

Every cotton farmer knows about and deals with personal budgets and how surpluses and deficits affect their operation. We are all also painfully aware of the huge U.S. budget deficit and how that is affecting the national discussion of the future Farm Bill, as well as so much more that we in the cotton industry are involved in as American ... Read More »