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Ginning

2013 Ginning Survey Shows Continuing Trends, Plus a Few Surprises

August 28, 2014

Rather than another “same song, second verse” scenario, the 2013 Cost of Ginning Cotton survey did provide a few surprises for the industry.

Cotton Production

First Certified Cotton Bale of 2014 Delivered to Gin

July 10, 2014

While most cotton growers are battling plant bugs and resistant weeds and watching for first blooms, Sam and Josh Ruiz of La Feria, TX have delivered 2014’s first official certified bale of cotton.

Cotton Production

USDA Announces 2014 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 15, 2014

USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.

Ginning

A Smarter Approach to Cotton Modules

April 10, 2014

A smartphone app designed to simplify module registration is gaining popularity among growers and ginners.

Ginning

Lee Tiller Named NCGA Cotton Ginner of the Year

March 4, 2014

Lee Tiller, an Odem, TX, ginner, was named the 2013 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year during the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) recent annual meeting. The award is presented annually to a ginner in recognition of able, efficient

Cotton Production

Handle Round Modules With Care

September 6, 2013

On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as much as the equipment has impacted harvest time in the field, its quick adoption by growers has also led to

The Evolution of the U.S. Ginning Industry

July 1, 2013

If Eli Whitney could walk into a modern cotton gin, he might have a hard time recognizing his contribution to the industry. But he would probably also be fascinated with its evolution, speed and efficiency. Much like the production side

Successful Gins Emphasize Technology and Training

November 27, 2012

As price pressure and the need minimize costs mount throughout the cotton supply chain, ginners increasingly are focusing on minimizing their market risk and maintaining fiber quality. A solid risk management strategy is crucial for ginners who buy and sell

Chinese Ginners Buy in Mass to Achieve Profitability

October 17, 2012

Cotton harvesting in Dongguang, a major cotton-producing area in China’s Hebei province, is drawing to a close. Because profit margins are smaller this year than last year, cotton companies and ginners are making their money by buying in larger quantities.

Chinese Ginners Cautious about Tougher Reserve Grading

September 26, 2012

Things were good for the Chinese cotton industry last year, with the country’s national reserve buying domestic fiber from ginners and merchants at a rate much higher than the international market would bear. But all cotton and textile professionals have

Chinese Gins Purchasing; Farmers Considering Shift to Grains

September 10, 2012

While it’s a good thing that growers in China are finally realizing income from their crop, but the amount they’re receiving has many of them considering a shift to a different crop next year, according to Beijing-based Galaxy Futures. Ginners

Galaxy Futures: Chinese Gins Concerned about Cotton Seed Prices

September 6, 2012

Some of China’s larger ginning mills began to purchase seed cotton in early September in Hubei cotton-producing areas including Jingzhou, Tianmen and Xianmen, according to Beijing-based Galaxy Futures. Seed cotton (38%-39% lint percentage and a 13% moisture content) is currently

Creelman Named Ginner of the Year

May 1, 2012

Stan Creelman, a Tulare, CA, ginner, was named the 2011 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. The award is presented annually to a ginner in recognition of able, efficient and faithful service to the ginning industry and continuing

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Ginning

2013 Ginning Survey Shows Continuing Trends, Plus a Few Surprises

August 28, 2014

Rather than another “same song, second verse” scenario, the 2013 Cost of Ginning Cotton survey did provide a few surprises for the industry.

Cotton Production

First Certified Cotton Bale of 2014 Delivered to Gin

July 10, 2014

While most cotton growers are battling plant bugs and resistant weeds and watching for first blooms, Sam and Josh Ruiz of La Feria, TX have delivered 2014’s first official certified bale of cotton.

Cotton Production

USDA Announces 2014 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 15, 2014

USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.

Ginning

A Smarter Approach to Cotton Modules

April 10, 2014

A smartphone app designed to simplify module registration is gaining popularity among growers and ginners.

Ginning

Lee Tiller Named NCGA Cotton Ginner of the Year

March 4, 2014

Lee Tiller, an Odem, TX, ginner, was named the 2013 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year during the National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) recent annual meeting. The award is presented annually to a ginner in recognition of able, efficient

Cotton Production

Handle Round Modules With Care

September 6, 2013

On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as much as the equipment has impacted harvest time in the field, its quick adoption by growers has also led to

Equipment

The Evolution of the U.S. Ginning Industry

July 1, 2013

If Eli Whitney could walk into a modern cotton gin, he might have a hard time recognizing his contribution to the industry. But he would probably also be fascinated with its evolution, speed and efficiency. Much like the production side

Ginning

Successful Gins Emphasize Technology and Training

November 27, 2012

As price pressure and the need minimize costs mount throughout the cotton supply chain, ginners increasingly are focusing on minimizing their market risk and maintaining fiber quality. A solid risk management strategy is crucial for ginners who buy and sell

Ginning

Chinese Ginners Buy in Mass to Achieve Profitability

October 17, 2012

Cotton harvesting in Dongguang, a major cotton-producing area in China’s Hebei province, is drawing to a close. Because profit margins are smaller this year than last year, cotton companies and ginners are making their money by buying in larger quantities.

Ginning

Chinese Ginners Cautious about Tougher Reserve Grading

September 26, 2012

Things were good for the Chinese cotton industry last year, with the country’s national reserve buying domestic fiber from ginners and merchants at a rate much higher than the international market would bear. But all cotton and textile professionals have

Ginning

Chinese Gins Purchasing; Farmers Considering Shift to Grains

September 10, 2012

While it’s a good thing that growers in China are finally realizing income from their crop, but the amount they’re receiving has many of them considering a shift to a different crop next year, according to Beijing-based Galaxy Futures. Ginners