Ginning Stories


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


Creelman, Thomas Honored with National Ginning Awards

February 14, 2012

Stan Creelman, a Tulare, CA, ginner, was named the 2011 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was

Pakistan Invests in 40 New Ginning Factories

July 14, 2011

With a large new crop of (still) high-priced cotton on its way, investors in Pakistan are increasing their ginning capacity

Georgia Ginner to Lead NCGA in 2011

February 8, 2011

The Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA) elected its 2011 officers at its recent annual meeting in San Antonio. The

Nonprofits Invest in Ugandan Ginning Company

January 19, 2011

Two nonprofit firms are working to re-energize the cotton industry as a means of assisting cotton farmers in war-torn Uganda.

Deltapine, Texas Gins Partner to Support FFA

December 14, 2010

Deltapine and cotton gins across West Texas have teamed up to support the Texas FFA Association in providing educational opportunities

Ginning Best Practices

December 7, 2010

As the critical link between its upstream customer (the producer) and its downstream customer (the textile mill), the cotton ginning

Deere Expands In Cotton Picker Business

June 30, 2010

Deere & Co. has purchased certain assets and customer relationships of BHC Manufacturing of Belt Hashita, Israel. BHC manufactures cotton

Greek Economic Rescue Plan Could Impact Cotton Market

June 10, 2010

Special to Cotton International eNews By Yiannis Papadogiannis (Hecot S.A., Greece) For more than four months, Greece has been in

Latest News

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.


An Unsung Hero of Ginning Efficiency

May 6, 2015

Don Van Doorn gave the ginning industry 68 years of innovation.