August 9, 2016
<p>Henry G. "Tri" Watkins, owner of Rabbit Ridge Gin in Lepanto, Ark., presided over the summer board meeting of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association in Little Rock, Ark. With Watkins are his wife, Norwood, and Andrew Grobmeyer, executive vice president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</p>
The Southern Cotton Ginners Association's summer meeting is typically the time when ginners enjoy the "calm before the storm" when the ginning season begins, and many work 12-hour days and longer to get the crop into bales and the warehouse.
SCGA members received some good news as the National Cotton Council's Dr. Gary Adams discussed some of the factors behind the run-up in cotton futures that occurred immediately prior to the meeting in Little Rock, Ark.
But, as Dr. Adams noted, a number of other issues continue to confront the cotton industry, including the NCC's ongoing efforts to have USDA designate cottonseed as an "other oilseed" for purposes of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
For more information on the issues, visit www.cotton.org.
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