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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 »

Texas Tech’s Herrera-Estrella Focuses On Building High-Impact Cotton Program

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Luis Herrera-Estrella, Texas Tech’s first National Academy of Sciences member, started work in the fall in the Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Science. And now that he’s somewhat settled, the world-class plant molecular biologist has begun steps toward using cotton as a model system to develop technologies that are applicable more generally to all crops grown under conditions ... Read More »

Texas Tech, USDA Agree To Move Cotton Classing Facility To Tech Campus

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Calling it a “historic day for us,” leaders from Texas Tech University signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to move its cotton classing facility to a new location on the Texas Tech campus near the Rawls Golf Course. They also participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said the facility also will provide educational ... Read More »

Why Cotton?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Building demand for cotton is needed as good production potential is expected in the near future. Cotton is in business as it is presold on its comfort. Speaking to a large audience recently at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc., Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton ... Read More »

Cotton And Tariffs Create Trade Tensions Between U.S. And China

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Continued trade tension between the United States and China is affecting the global cotton and textile sectors. “Back and forth on tariff discussions is problematic, and it results in the slowdown of global cotton demand,” says Dr. Gary Adams, president and CEO of Memphis, Tennessee-based National Cotton Council. On Jan. 16, Adams spoke ... Read More »

Texas Leaders Receive Prestigious Awards

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• By Norman Martin • Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored three leaders with the annual Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award recently during its 91st annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The Pig Roast also celebrates scholarship donors, recipients and intercollegiate judging teams. The awards recognize individuals for their contributions to various areas ... Read More »

Smart Drones Take Flight For Precision Agriculture Use

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• By Haleigh Erramouspe • Fields of cotton, wheat, sorghum and other crops are a common sight in the Texas High Plains, but what you might not expect is to see drones whipping through the air above these fields. However, if you drive out to a field of cotton about 30 miles north of Texas Tech University, that is exactly what ... Read More »