2008-crop PCG Support Levels Tops
85 Percent For Fourth Straight Year

Friday, June 26, 2009                                By Shawn Wade

      Serving the interests of High Plains cotton farmers has always been the top priority of Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. (PCG). PCG's commitment to producer interests has earned the voluntary support of cotton producers responsible for producing 87 percent of the 2,933,700 million bales of cotton produced in the organization's 41-county service area in 2008.

      PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett notes that PCG's support is a direct result of High Plains cotton producers and ginners recognizing the significant value they receive from supporting PCG.

      "This year's 87 percent participation rate is the fourth year in a row that PCG earned the support of over 80 percent of the cotton produced on the High Plains," said Verett. "It is also the fifth year out of the last six that PCG support has eclipsed the 80 percent level.

      "The PCG Board of Directors and Officers appreciate the support of their fellow producers and remain committed to continue earning the respect and support of every High Plains cotton grower," concludes Verett.

      Voluntary support is the key that PCG's efforts are built upon and something that every member of the organization should be proud said Verett.

      The key to maintaining the support of High Plains producers is based on three key components: a gin based leadership structure; taking a proactive approach to important legislative and regulatory issues; and communication.

      Each of the three components compliments the others and improves PCG's ability to work on behalf of the High Plains cotton producer.

      In the last year alone, PCG's blueprint for success has kept the organization at the forefront of many important issues including passage and implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill and an ongoing effort to develop a pilot insurance program to provide federal crop insurance protection for cotton seed.

      An offshoot of the support PCG earns among its membership is the extent to which that support allows PCG to work closely with other national and regional cotton and general agriculture interest organizations.

      Working closely with groups like the National Cotton Council of America, which represents the U.S. cotton industry at the national level and plays a major role in the coordination of efforts within the U.S. cotton industry, has allowed PCG to be recognized as one of the most effective regional cotton producer organizations in the U.S. based on efforts like the ones mentioned above.

      In carrying out its work on behalf of High Plains cotton producers, PCG also works directly with members of Congress to advance issues important to the High Plains.

 

      Key areas of PCG activity include promoting the value and quality of High Plains cotton at home and abroad to textile mill buyers through support of Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated; development and promotion of sound risk management options for producers though the federal crop insurance program; and working closely with allied industry representatives to insure that every phase of the cotton production, processing, handling and merchandising chain have the best possible understanding of the impact each individual segment has on the others.

2009-2010 Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.
Member Gin Roster

County

Gin

County

Gin

Bailey

Bula Gin Co.

Hockley

Long S Gin, Inc.

Bailey

Farmers Co-op Assn Of Enochs

Hockley

Ropes Farmers Co-op Gin

Bailey

Maple Cooperative Gin

Hockley

United Cotton Growers Co-op

Bailey

Muleshoe Co-op Gin

Howard

Big Spring Gin

Borden

Dempsey County Line Gin Inc.

Howard

Co-op Gin Of Big Spring

Briscoe

Johnson's Gin Co.

Lamb

Farmers Co-op Assn Of Sudan

Briscoe

SilverCot Gin, Inc.

Lamb

Farmers Co-op Gin Amherst

Carson

Carson County Gin

Lamb

Littlefield Farmers Co-op Gin

Castro

Dodd Cotton Gin

Lamb

Olton Co-op Gin

Castro

North Gin Ltd.

Lamb

Spade Cooperative, Inc.

Cochran

Southwest Gin Ltd.

Lamb

Springlake-Earth Cotton Growers

Cochran

Willingham Gin, Inc.

Lubbock

Acuff/McClung Co-op Gin

Crosby

Associated Cotton Growers

Lubbock

Idalou Co-op Gin

Crosby

Lorenzo Co-op Gins, Inc.

Lubbock

Liberty Co-op Gin

Crosby

Owens Co-op Gin

Lubbock

Lubbock Cotton Growers

Crosby

Pleasant Hill Co-op Gin

Lubbock

Posey Gin

Dawson

Adcock Gin

Lubbock

Slaton Co-op Gin

Dawson

King-Mesa, Inc.

Lubbock

Texas Star Co-op Gin

Dawson

Sparenberg Gin, Inc.

Lubbock

Yellowhouse Gin

Dawson

Tinsley Gin

Lynn

Farmers Co-op Assn.

Dawson

United Gin Co.

Lynn

Farmers Co-op Assn. #1

Dawson

Welch Gin, Inc.

Lynn

Grassland Co-op Gin

Deaf Smith

Hereford Farmers Gin Assn. Inc.

Lynn

New Home Co-op Gin

Deaf Smith

Top Of Texas Gin

Lynn

Wells Farmers Co-op Gin Assn.

Dickens

Spur Farmers Co-op Gin

Lynn

Woolam Gin

Floyd

Barwise Gin

Martin

Farmers Co-op Gin-Ackerly

Floyd

D & J Gin, Inc.

Martin

Farmers Cooperative Assoc.

Floyd

Floydada Co-op Gin

Martin

Flower Grove Co-op Gin

Floyd

Lockney Co-op Gin

Midland

Midland Farmers Co-op Gin

Floyd

Marble Bros. Farm Gin

Moore

Moore County Gin, LP

Floyd

Scott Gin Company, Inc.

Parmer

Friona Farmers Co-op Gin

Gaines

Five Points Gin

Parmer

Parmer County Cotton Growers

Gaines

Fourway Ginning Association

Swisher

Lakeview Gin

Gaines

Oasis Gin, Inc.

Swisher

Street Community Gin, Ltd.

Gaines

Ocho Gin Co.

Swisher

Swisher Co-op Gin

Gaines

Pioneer Gin, Inc.

Swisher

Tule Creek Gin

Gaines

Seminole Service Gin, Inc.

Terry

Lone Star Ag

Gaines

TriCounty Producers Coop Gin

Terry

Meadow Farmers Co-op Gin

Hale

Edcot Gin

Terry

Needmore Gin, Inc.

Hale

Petersburg Co-op Gin

Terry

Southwest Cotton Growers

Hale

United Farm Industries Gin, Inc.

Terry

Terry County Co-op Gin

Hansford

Adobe Walls Gin

Yoakum

New-Tex Gin, Inc.

Hockley

Buster's Gin, LLC

Yoakum

Suncot Gin

Hockley

Citizens-Shallowater Co-op Gin

Yoakum

Tokio Co-op Gin

 

 

Yoakum

Yoakum County Cooperative Gin

 

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Cotton Council International Update

June 26, 2009

CCI Taiwan sponsors 20th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei. This year is the 20th anniversary of both the COTTON USA Mark in Taiwan and the Golden Melody Awards. The COTTON USA Mark will be used in conjunction with the theme "Love Music & Love Cotton" to promote the Golden Melody Awards, a show similar to the Grammy Awards in the U.S. The COTTON USA Mark will be shown on TV, websites, the red carpet and the awards ceremony broadcasted live in Asia. COTTON USA donated cotton bags - designed by last year's winners for best female and male singer, Gay Cao and Tanya Tsai - to the Taiwan Fund for Children & Families. Consumers exchanged tickets by purchasing COTTON USA products. CCI Taiwan expects to receive the equivalent of $1 million in third-party contributions.

COTTON USA launches the "Art & Cotton" T-shirt design contest in Colombia. CCI Andean Region has partnered with COTTON USA licensee GEF to hold a T-shirt design contest, dubbed "Art & Cotton," in Colombia. The contest, part of CCI's global celebration of the International Year of Natural Fibers, launched with a press conference held in the principle GEF store in Bogotá. Fifty fashion and entertainment journalists attended the event and were invited to decorate a giant white t-shirt using a paintball gun. Contestants have until mid-July to submit their T-shirt designs and the top 20 entries will be featured at a fashion show in one of Bogotá's main shopping malls.. The contest winner will receive airfare and accommodations for a three-day, two-night stay in the coastal city of Cartagena, donated by the domestic airline Aires. The winning design will also be entered to win the global contest's grand prize: a trip to New York. The global "Natural World" T-shirt design contest will run in 10 countries: China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the UK.

CCI Taiwan introduces "Stay Comfortable in Cotton" retail sales promotion. This promotion marks the successful collaboration between CCI's COTTON USA program in East Asia and Cotton Incorporated's Wicking Windows technology. Consumers who purchase more than $90 worth of COTTON USA Mark-labeled projects at three Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department stores can receive a gift. The COTTON USA brand licensee "New Balance" will provide 1,500 T-shirts adopting Cotton Incorporated's Wicking Windows technology. CCI Taiwan will promote its "Stay Comfortable in Cotton" campaign via 24 lighting boxes in Taipei and Kaohsiung, 100 bus panels and newspaper ads. The promotion will last until July 12.