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2020 ends with optimism, but new COVID-19 variant casts shadow

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar • As COVID-19 has affected the normal life and the economy, how have the cotton and textile sectors fared? The year was supposed to end with a positive news that two vaccines have been approved for mass inoculation. But the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, which has shown up recently in the United Kingdom, is causing genuine ... Read More »

TCGA Summer Internships Benefit College Students And Potential Employees

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For 13 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association has provided an opportunity for college students to experience the cotton ginning industry firsthand through its summer intern program. For 2020, two students — Amos Emanis, Texas A&M University, and Oscar Barajas, South Plains College — were chosen from a roster of well-qualified applicants. This year, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Trust also ... Read More »

Lonestar Gin Up And Running

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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 »

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Hosts Summer Intern Program

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For 12 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association has provided an opportunity for college students to experience the cotton ginning industry firsthand through its summer intern program. For 2019, three young people are onboard. They were chosen from a roster of eight well-qualified applicants. This year’s interns are Kalin Clark, Texas A&M University; Garrett Gallagher, Texas A&M University; and Brendon ... 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 »

Texas Cotton Remains In The Spotlight

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Sometimes it’s fun to look back 10 years to see where we stand in relation to that time. In March 2009, former Cotton Farming editor Tommy Horton’s cover story was titled “Don’t Mess With Texas: Lone Start State Proudly Delivers Majority Of Crop.” He says, “The indicators are that more than half of the cotton planted in the United States ... Read More »