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Vol. 42, No. 1 | Spring 2009

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PCCA Board Chairman to Lead Cotton Industry in 2010

PCCA Board Chairman Eddie Smith, a Floydada, Texas, cotton producer, was elected vice chairman of theNational Cotton Council (NCC) for 2009. In 2010, Smith will lead the cotton industry as chairman for NCC. NCC serves as a central forum for collaboration among producers, ginners, warehouses, merchants, cottonseed processors, cooperatives, and textile manufacturers. The council also… Read more »

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PCCA Creates New Company to Produce Denim Jeans

PCCA extended its reach into the apparel industry recently with the acquisition of key assets of Guatemala-based Koramsa Corporation and the formation of a new company, Denimatrix, to produce fashion jeans. It is the first fully-integrated vertical supply chain from raw cotton to finished jeans in the Western Hemisphere. Almost from the moment PCCA entered… Read more »

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A quick visit to allows PCCA member/owners and stakeholders the opportunity to own denim jeans woven from the cotton they produce. Designed with PCCA members in mind, SAFEDenim jeans are available exclusively through the cooperative’s website. Delivered straight to their door, shoppers will receive the made-to-order jeans in six to eight weeks. To satisfy… Read more »

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Alexander Was the First But Not the Last…

Mike Alexander was thrilled when Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) introduced its line of SAFEDenim jeans, and he rushed to be the first PCCA member to order the new jeans produced by ACG and Denimatrix. Alexander thought the new jeans fit his lifestyle. Farming always has played a prominent role in Alexander’s life. A third-generation… Read more »

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TACC Honors Cooperative Leaders

The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) is a voluntary organization that works in unity with cooperatives in Texas. Each year, TACC recognizes its exceptional members who exhibit leadership skills and offer guidance to the Council. TACC awarded two men for their outstanding dedication and allegiance to the cotton and cooperative industries at its annual meeting… Read more »

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The Voice of Texas Cooperatives Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Since 1934, TACC has become an association that serves as a voluntary, statewide organization created by Texas cooperatives. It serves as a collective voice, catalyst and clearing house on all cooperative activities in the state. TACC’s primary mission is to “promote, support,… Read more »

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Cotton Day at the Capitol

The global importance of Texas cotton was proudly publicized during Cotton Day at the Capitol. Cotton ambassadors showcased their industry during the 2009 Texas legislative session while visiting elected officials and learning more about the legislative process. Now celebrating its ninth anniversary, Cotton Day at the Capitol is sponsored by Texas Cotton Producers, a statewide… Read more »

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The Results are in…

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) received several awards for its entries in the 2008 Cooperative Information Fair facilitated by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC). The fair encourages cooperatives to improve the techniques by which they promote their business, inform their members, and disseminate information to the general public. PCCA received First Place for… Read more »

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Going Going Gone?

Saving the Lesser Prairie-Chicken from the Endangered Species List An extraordinary little bird recently found itself in big trouble. Once present in large numbers, the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LPC) population has declined significantly since and now is a candidate for listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Listing the bird would allow the federal government… Read more »

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