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NCGA Comments In The Wake Of Ginner Schools’ Cancellations

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The National Cotton Ginners Association recently canceled all 2020 Ginner Schools due to the uncertainties regarding reopening dates for states and travel restrictions placed on instructors. NCGA Executive Director Harrison Ashley says, “After 33 continuous years of Ginner Schools, the decision to cancel the schools was difficult. Even if reopenings occur, the phase-in protocols will require limiting meeting sizes, and ... Read More »

FDA Provides Update On FSMA Rules At NCC Annual Meeting

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Jennifer Erickson, regulatory counsel at the Food and Drug Administration, spoke to a gathering of cotton ginners at the National Cotton Council Annual Meeting in February. The presentation took place during the National Cotton Ginners’ Association Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Erickson updated ginners on the current status of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as it relates to ... Read More »

The National Cotton Ginners’ Association Honors Barnes

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The NCGA recognized Dr. Ed Barnes, senior director for Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Division in Cary, North Carolina, as recipient of the NCGA’s 2018-19 Charles C. Owen Distinguished Service Award. It honors those who have provided a career of distinguished service to the U.S. ginning industry. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in biological ... Read More »

Industry News For March 2019

Phosphorus Is About Availability, Not Quantity Phosphorus is often fixed and not available to the plant. Avail T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer from Verdesian Life Sciences helps unlock that P that is fixed in the soil, making it available for the plant. Avail T5 slows fixation by temporarily binding the positively charged calcium, magnesium, aluminum, and iron. The result is more ... Read More »

Gin Schools Renew Efforts To Prevent Contamination

The 2013 Cotton Ginner Schools offered a wealth of information – from maintenance to safety – to increase ginners’ proficiency and provide gin managers/owners updates on the latest ginning technology and industry issues. In addition, certified ginners were able to obtain continuing education credits. Attendance was again strong: Southwest School (123), the Western School (43) and the Stoneville School (85). ... Read More »