Ginning Stories


Ginner School Registration Now Open

March 16, 2015

Registration and information regarding the three 2015 Ginner Schools – including the first session in Lubbock, TX on April 6-8 – is now available online.


U.S. Still Struggles with Contaminated Cotton

March 3, 2015

Growers have a vested financial interest in solving cotton contamination problems.


NCGA Honors Kelley, Lange and Maguire

February 13, 2015

The National Cotton Ginners Association honored Richard Kelley, Mark Lange and John Maguire with the association’s top awards during its recent annual meeting.

white ripe cotton field ready for harvest

NCC Survey Projects 9.4 Million Acres of U.S. Cotton in 2015

February 7, 2015

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.4 million acres of cotton in 2015 – down 14.6 percent from last year – according to the NCC’s annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.


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.

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.

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.

A Smarter Approach to Cotton Modules

April 10, 2014

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

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

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

Latest News

Alford, Thompson, Rutherford Receive Ginning Honors

February 13, 2018

Dwayne Alford, Dale Thompson and Ross Rutherford were honored by the National Cotton Ginners Association during the organization’s recent annual meeting.


Ginners School Presentations Now Online

July 24, 2017

Six educational presentations from the Ginners School in Stoneville, MS are now available through the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.


Texas Cotton Gin to be Country’s Largest

June 16, 2017

A $14.5 million expansion will make the Adobe Walls Cotton Gin in Spearman, TX the largest cotton gin facility in the U.S.


Number of Active Cotton Gins Up in Arkansas

May 11, 2017

While the number of cotton gins has declined in Arkansas since 2000, the number of active gins increased by five in 2016.


EWR’s eCotton Now Connected with John Deere API

February 24, 2017

EWR’s eCotton software is now connected with the John Deere Operations Center through John Deere’s API services.


Fountain, Byler Receive National Ginner Awards

February 15, 2017

Kent Fountain and Rick Byler are recipients of national ginning awards for 2016 from the National Cotton Ginners Association.


Blakemore to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association

February 15, 2017

David Blakemore has been elected 2017 president of the National Cotton Ginners Association.


2016: The Year in Ginning

December 14, 2016

U.S. ginners continue to address quality and regulatory issues.


Craft to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association

February 9, 2016

Ron Craft of Plains, TX, is the 2016 president of the National Cotton Ginners Association.


Colombini, Nevius Receive National Ginner Awards

February 9, 2016

Louis Colombini and Barry Nevius have been honored by the National Cotton Ginners Association for their distinguished service to the ginning industry.


New GinFast System Packages Bales without Strapping

January 26, 2016

Signode’s new GinFast bale packaging system protects and contains cotton bales in a single consumable bag without wire or strapping.