Progress continues at the building site of the USDA AMS Lubbock Cotton Classification Complex, located on Texas Tech University campus. The state-of-the-art facility is the first to be located on a university campus.
The complex will not only class the region's cotton but serve as a learning facility for students and others.
Deputy Administrator Darryl Earnest, USDA AMS Cotton and Tobacco Program, spoke with Farm Press about the progress, slight delays and areas of the facility designed to give spectators or students a clearer view of the classing process.
Construction began in May of 2020. The new facility will class upwards of 50,000 samples per day.
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