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BASF, PCCA partner to digitize e3 Cotton traceability

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Cotton farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas who are Plains Cotton Cooperative Association members and grow e3 Sustainable Cotton now have access to a fully digitized bale-tracking platform that enables easier and more efficient cotton traceability. With BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, every stage of the supply chain can be traced back to the exact field where the ... Read More »

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association elects new chairman, vice chair

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Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Board of Directors has elected Dahlen Hancock of Home, Texas, as its new chairman. The board elected Springlake, Texas, grower Lexie Fennell as vice chairman. Eddie Smith of Floydada, Texas, has served on PCCA’s board since 1986 and was board chairman beginning in 2004. Smith remains on the board representing PCCA’s District 4. “It’s ... Read More »

Plains Cotton Growers elect new officers, Executive Committee

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Brent Nelson of Sudan, Texas, was elected president of Plains Cotton Growers Inc. for 2020-2021 during the group’s quarterly Board of Directors meeting recently via Zoom. Joining Nelson on the PCG officer team are Martin Stoerner of Lockney, elected vice president; and Travis Mires of O’Donnell, elected secretary-treasurer of the 42-county cotton producer organization. The immediate past president, Stacy Smith ... Read More »

The Job Of A Lifetime

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Members of the Verett family have farmed in Crosby County, Texas, since my granddad settled here in 1917. I grew up in Ralls, and my dad was a farmer but retired relatively early. At that point, my older brother, Eddie, took over the operation and hired me to help him while I was in high school. When I worked for ... Read More »

USDA-NASS Issues Season’s First Estimates For The Texas High Plains

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• By Mary Jane Buerkle • In its first official crop production estimates for the Texas High Plains this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service pegged the 2019 upland cotton crop at 4.93 million bales harvested from 3.63 million acres. Planted acres are estimated at 4.44 million, reflecting a projected 18% abandonment rate, which is about ... Read More »