PCG Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 6

Friday, March 2, 2018                              By Mary Jane Buerkle

      Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., will host their 61st Annual Meeting on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Banquet Hall of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

      Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, April 5-6, 2018, in Lubbock. For more information on the TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show, visit http://www.tcga.org/.

      Current PCG president Johnie Reed, who farms near Kress, Texas, will preside over the meeting and PCG Executive Vice President Steve Verett will report on the status of PCG operations and activities. An award recognizing the 2017 High Plains Cotton Agent of the Year also will be presented at the meeting.

Bruce Atherley, executive director of Cotton Council International, will report on CCI’s export promotion activities. The program will feature an update on the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. PAC and an announcement about the 2018 Celebrate Cotton Game.

      Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., sponsored by Monsanto/Deltapine. Lunch, sponsored by Bayer CropScience/FiberMax/Stoneville, will follow the meeting.

      There is no charge to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Additional information about PCG and the Annual Meeting can be found at http://www.plainscotton.org.


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PCG Schedules Information Sessions

About New Seed Cotton Program

Friday, March 2, 2018                               by Mary Jane Buerkle

About 100 growers, lenders, landowners and industry leaders attended PCG’s first Seed Cotton Information Session today at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, showing great interest in learning more about recently passed legislation that defines Seed Cotton as a covered commodity eligible for Title I ARC or PLC programs in the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2018 crop year.

PCG has scheduled six other meetings throughout the month of March:

PCG Regional Information Session #2 - Seminole

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

Location: Gaines County Community Center, 853 US HWY 385 North, about 7 miles north of Seminole in Gaines County Park

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


PCG Regional Information Session #3 - Lamesa

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Location: Forrest Park Community Center, 900 S. Houston Ave, Lamesa

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


PCG Regional Information Session #4 - Plainview

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018

Location: Ollie Liner Center, 2000 S. Columbia St., Plainview

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


PCG Regional Information Session #5 - Muleshoe

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Location: Bailey County Electric Cooperative - Community Room, 610 E. American Blvd, Muleshoe

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


PCG Regional Information Session #6 - Amarillo

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Location: AgTexas Farm Credit Services - Amarillo, 2001 S. Soncy Road, Amarillo

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


PCG Regional Information Session #7 - Dumas

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018

Location: 8th Street Event Center, 420 W. 8th Street, Dumas

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


For more information and resources, visit http://www.plainscotton.org/18SeedCottonInfo.html or call PCG at (806) 792-4904.


2018 PCG Seed Cost Calculator Now Available

Friday, March 2, 2018                       By Mary Jane Buerkle

      The 2018 version of the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Seed Cost Calculator is ready and available for download from the PCG website at http://www.plainscotton.org.

      The PCG seed cost calculator is an interactive Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows producers to calculate an estimated cost per acre, for both seed and technology, based on published suggested retail prices.

      The calculator has become a popular tool among producers interested in comparing seed and technology prices as they work to finalize their cotton variety selections.

The 2018 version of the spreadsheet includes recently updated listings for 116 conventional, Roundup Ready FLEX, XtendFlex, GlyTol, Bollgard II, TwinLink, Enlist and Widestrike varieties, including numerous stacked gene versions of these technologies that will be available for sale in West Texas in 2018.

Questions about the seed cost calculator can be directed to Shawn Wade at (806) 792-4904 or shawn@plainscotton.org.