TCGA Gears Up for Texas Gin Show

By Alyssa Dizon
LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

For more than 100 years, the Texas Cotton Ginners Association brought together cotton ginners and producers from across the state to see the latest ginning technology and address key topics in the cotton industry. Once again, the Austin-based TCGA will mix some business and pleasure among the numerous activities and offer something for everyone at its annual meeting and 103rd cotton trade show in Lubbock.

Although the show caters mainly to cotton ginners, Aaron Nelson, TCGA director of communications, said anyone can stop by and get a peek at the booths of approximately 130 exhibitors displaying everything from gin machinery to farm insurance.

“(Ginners) can see new machinery that is available and make important decisions for operation,” he said.

Even those who do not work in or with a gin can find something they might like, such as jewelry or leather items. He encourages everyone to come to the show and see what companies have to offer.

The TCGA’s theme this year is “Ginning for Success in a New Decade.”

With higher cotton prices and good rainfall throughout the state, Nelson said he anticipates a good turnout because ginners and producers want to reap the benefits.

Nelson said the show typically brings in 1,800 to 2,400 people to Lubbock from all over Texas and follows the same format year to year.

As a part of the activities, Plains Cotton Growers will have its 53rd annual meeting with cash attendance prizes and five cotton experts from the High Plains cotton industry.

Shawn Wade, PCG director of communications, said James R. Wiesemeyer, senior vice president of Informa Economics, will give the keynote address and share his thoughts on agriculture policies and the future of U.S. cotton and agriculture. The other guest speakers include U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, Anthony Tancredi, president of Allenberg Cotton Co., Eddie Smith, chairman of the National Cotton Council of America and Jane Dever, a cotton breeder from the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center.

The meeting will also have an Ag Market Network conference call broadcast live from the Civic Center and the annual FiberMax Cottonseed luncheon.

 

Topics:

Leave a Reply

News Stories
News

Whitmire Named 2016 Marketer of the Year

February 22, 2017

Ronnie Whitmire of Taft, TX, relied on experience and well-honed instincts to earn the 2016 Marketer of the Year award.

Product News

Six Greenleaf Nozzles Approved for Use with XtendiMax

February 24, 2017

Six TurboDrop D Series nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies have been approved for use with Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology.

News

Tate Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 21, 2017

Michael Tate of Huntsville, AL, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2017.

News

NCC Names State Unit Officers for 2017

February 21, 2017

National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2017 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

News

NCC Applauds Pruitt EPA Confirmation

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council praised the Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new EPA Administrator.

News

National Cotton Council Names Directors for 2017

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council announced its directors for 2017 during the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas, TX, in February.

Product News

EPA Approves DuPont’s FeXapan Dicamba Herbicide

February 17, 2017

DuPont has received EPA registration for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation for use on cotton and soybean varieties carrying traits that provide tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.

Around The Gin
Product News

Six Greenleaf Nozzles Approved for Use with XtendiMax

February 24, 2017

Six TurboDrop D Series nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies have been approved for use with Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology.

Product News

EPA Approves DuPont’s FeXapan Dicamba Herbicide

February 17, 2017

DuPont has received EPA registration for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation for use on cotton and soybean varieties carrying traits that provide tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.

Product News

Fourteen Southern States Register Enlist Duo for Use on Enlist Crops

February 14, 2017

Thirteen Southern states have granted state registration of Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton and other crops, following federal registration received in January.

Product News

BASF Application Academy Adds Online Training Module

February 2, 2017

BASF has added an online training module to its On Target Application Academy stewardship program to help increase education of new and advanced herbicide technologies.

Product News

Bayer Offers Shared Risk Program for FiberMax, Stoneville Growers

January 26, 2017

Bayer is helping support the economic sustainability of cotton growers through the company’s 2017 Shared Risk Program for those who plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed.

Product News

Enlist Duo Herbicide Registered for Use on Enlist Cotton

January 13, 2017

The U.S. EPA has registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton varieties, beginning in 2017.

Product News

Data Show Yield Gains from Indigo Cotton in 2016

January 9, 2017

Data collected from 2016 trials show that Indigo Cotton – a seed treatment based on naturally occurring, in-plant microbes to help increase water use efficiency – led to yield improvements on testing acres, including an 11% average yield increase in West Texas.

Product News

FiberMax and Stoneville Release New Varieties for 2017

January 9, 2017

Cotton growers searching to match the right variety the right field now have two new FiberMax varieties and two new Stoneville varieties to consider for 2017.

Latest News
News

Whitmire Named 2016 Marketer of the Year

February 22, 2017

Ronnie Whitmire of Taft, TX, relied on experience and well-honed instincts to earn the 2016 Marketer of the Year award.

News

Tate Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 21, 2017

Michael Tate of Huntsville, AL, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2017.

News

NCC Names State Unit Officers for 2017

February 21, 2017

National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2017 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

News

NCC Applauds Pruitt EPA Confirmation

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council praised the Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new EPA Administrator.

News

National Cotton Council Names Directors for 2017

February 17, 2017

The National Cotton Council announced its directors for 2017 during the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas, TX, in February.

News

Mark Lange Honored with NCC Cotton Service Award

February 16, 2017

Dr. Mark Lange, past president and chief executive officer of the National Cotton Council, was honored by the organization as recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

News

Cotton Achievement Award Honors Charlie Owen

February 15, 2017

The late Charles C. Owen is the recipient of the 2016 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cotton Council.

News

Lee Elected NCC Chairman for 2017

February 13, 2017

Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, GA, was elected 2017 National Cotton Council chairman.

News

Cotton Highlights from February WASDE Report

February 9, 2017

The February WASDE report for cotton shows increases in U.S. export numbers, slightly higher consumption forecasts, and lower ending stocks for both the U.S. and global markets.

News

Getting Ready for New Opportunities

February 8, 2017

Educational sessions at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 3-4 are geared to help growers adapt to meet market opportunities.

News

Online Auxin Herbicide Training in MS Begins February 13

February 6, 2017

Free, online training about proper in-crop use in Mississippi of new auxin-containing herbicides on 2,4-D- or dicamba-tolerant crops will begin February 13.

News

Clarifying Arkansas Dicamba Regulations

January 31, 2017

Arkansas Extension Weed Scientist Bob Scott clarifies the current confusion over the state regulations on dicamba that were put in place for 2017.

News

CA Pink Bollworm Program Honored for Reducing Pesticide Use

January 27, 2017

California's cooperative Pink Bollworm Program was honored by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its efforts to manage pink bollworm while reducing the use of pesticides.

News

Missouri, Arkansas Putting New Dicamba Restrictions in Place

January 23, 2017

According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers are taking steps to help prevent future

News

Perdue Tabbed as New Secretary of Agriculture

January 19, 2017

The choice of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump Administration has drawn praise from the National Cotton Council and others in the agricultural industry.