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Ginners talk cotton during summer board meeting in Little RockGinners talk cotton during summer board meeting in Little Rock

Forrest Laws

August 9, 2016

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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.

About the Author(s)

Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws, senior director of content for Farm Press, spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.

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