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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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