Ginning Stories


Weathering the Storm

March 12, 2009

Without question, 2008 has proven to be a year filled with more ups and downs than any in recent, or


Running At Full Speed

March 9, 2009

Last season, Glasscock County Co-Op ginned its first bale on October 25, 2000. It ginned its last bale on March


SCGA Has a Goal – No Accidents

March 5, 2009

Maybe it’s an over-used cliché: Safety is no accident. Then again, maybe it’s not, when you consider that a cotton


Evolution of a Cotton Gin

March 2, 2009

Cotton production in the U.S. is centuries old. Now a Missouri Bootheel gin can say it has been around for


Pickin’ & Grinnin’

February 24, 2009

If you’ve been following this column during the past season, you know that I have learned more about growing cotton

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.