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Precautions Necessary For Handling Round Modules

Few people expected the use of round modules to grow so rapidly, but now almost all gins have some cotton in round modules. Even though the introduction of the round module was met with apprehension, ginners have now accepted them and lauded their many advantages. However, the handling of round modules at the gin is still a work-in-progress. There are ... Read More »

Texas Comeback

By Tommy Horton Editor When attempting to grow cotton on the Texas High Plains, it pays to expect the unexpected. In other words, be prepared for unusual weather and try not to become easily discouraged. This is the simple philosophy that producer David Carter has embraced for the past 23 years on his family farm near Levelland, about 30 miles ... Read More »

Industry News

Texas Ginning Leader Cliff Granberry Had Historic Impact On Cotton Industry Cliff Granberry, a native of Celeste, Texas, and the owner and founder of the ginning equipment company that bears his name, passed away in July at the age of 96. Granberry started his career in 1939 when he began working in the warehouse for Lummus Cotton where he prepared ... Read More »

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 »