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VIPR — Battling Contamination With Technology

VIPR technology

• By Ross Rutherford • Contamination in seed cotton and lint cotton has been a critical issue facing the cotton industry for decades. This has become even more urgent in recent years with the broad acceptance/usage of cotton harvesting equipment with on-board module-making capability (round modules) wrapped in plastic. For many reasons, whether from the module wrap or from plastic ... Read More »

Lonestar Gin Up And Running

lone star gin

The Pampa, Texas, Facility Was Built To Gin 150,000 Bales Per Year. Over the past two decades, cotton acreage has expanded significantly into the Texas Panhandle. Corn has historically been a mainstay crop in this area, but diminishing irrigation capacity and rotational crop needs have many growers seeking profitable alternatives. Gins are critical infrastructure to ensure timely cotton processing. The ... Read More »

Northerly Migration

ag producers co-op seed warehouse

Construction of new and larger gins mirrors increasing cotton acres in the north Texas High Plains • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • The number and sheer size of cotton gins in the north Texas High Plains continues to grow, fueled by burgeoning cotton acres. Although the region doesn’t have the groundwater reserves it once had, it still has a better ... Read More »

In Memoriam — The Passing Of A Legend: Loyd Colbert

Loyd Colbert

This Stalwart Of The Cotton Ginning Industry Made Significant Contributions During His Long Career. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Loyd E. Colbert, retired ginning legend from Modern Ginning in Blythe, California. Loyd passed away peacefully on Nov. 3 surrounded by his family. Loyd, an Arkansas native, began his long career and distinguished service to ... Read More »

Sutton Named President Of Lummus Corp.

California Cotton Growers and Ginning Association

The Lummus Corp., a leading solution and equipment supplier to the cotton ginning, oilseed processing and affiliated industries, appointed Russell Sutton president. Sutton brings to his new role more than four decades of industry experience in all functional areas of cotton ginning machinery company operations, including sales, service, engineering and manufacturing. In his internal announcement to employees, Ben Hinnen, CEO ... 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 »

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 »